Okhla Bird Sanctuary takes a backseat to real estate development in Noida
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 5 months ago

Centre approves bringing down protected zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary from 10 km to 1

Okhla Bird Sanctuary (Source: Amit Pratap via Wikipedia)
Abandoned dams; abandoned people
The National Green Tribunal allowed the ongoing construction on the Kanhar dam to continue despite its many illegalities. Four people who know the situation best explain why we should be disappointed. chicu posted 6 years 8 months ago

Kanhar, 1976; Polavaram 1941. These are just two of the several dam projects that were proposed decades ago but are yet to see the light of day.

We don't want dams, dams destroy  mountains' reads a slogan painted on a wall in Uttarakhand (Image Source: GJ Lingaraj)
Kanhar: To be or not to be?
The May 7th Kanhar judgement by the National Green Tribunal validated the protesters' claims, but then also allowed the Government to 'complete earlier work'. Isn't the NGT contradicting itself? chicu posted 6 years 8 months ago

The last month has been one of great activity around the illegal construction of the Kanhar dam in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.

A destroyed tent after the lathi charge
Food Security Bill sees light of the day
News this week - Lok Sabha passes the Food Security Bill, floods engulf Gujarat and India bans shark finning. ravleen posted 8 years 4 months ago


Food security bill passed

Affordable food for all (Source: Google Images)