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The article argues that the recent shift in the solid waste management system is a holistic transformation and needs more attention in cities such as Delhi

The commentary in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) begins by discussing the policy shift in solid waste management that involves the privatisation of certain aspects of the system, such as the incineration of waste, but more importantly, it represents a comprehensive and holistic transformation in which the entire system becomes integrated.

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This position paper explains WOTR’s proactive ecosystem based adaptation strategy crystallized from the ecosystem management and conservation work carried out in different states

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There are various drivers of degradation that are adversely impacting the ecosystems and in turn affecting ecosystem services.  Ironically, the growth economy and unsustainable policies are leading to erosion of the very base – biodiversity and ecosystems. 

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This article provides a review of the book "Communities, Commons and Corporations"

Published in the Economic and Political Weekly, this article sheds light on the issue of privatising the natural resources, which are commonly shared by the rural people. These resources include  forests, pasturelands, wastelands, coasts, lakes and rivers.

The state’s decision to hand over these resources in the hands of corporate for their commercial use has raised serious concern for the rural people who are solely dependent on these resources for their survival. The author lists out the following issues that have been addressed in the book:

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This report is a compilation of both, natural and human induced disasters that took place in the year 2011

Published by the National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs and being the first of its kind, the reports hopes to stimulate better collection of data and research that can identify gaps in the management of disasters and be helpful to deal with them in the future.

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This study makes an effort to understand the efficacy of public private partnership in the industrial water supply in the town of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh

This paper by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a case study on the role of public private partnership in industrial water supply in a industrial town of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC) with the support of Dewas Industrial Association had come up with this project to solve the water scarcity problem faced by the industries located in the region.

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This report focuses on the poor sanitation situation in India and argues that non profits can play an important role by in creating innovative, impactful models for sanitation

coverDasra, a strategic philanthropy foundation in collaboration with Omidyar Network and Forbes Marshall has recently come up with a report “Squatting Rights” that highlights that recent policy de

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This article evaluates the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS’) and comments on its disappointing performance

This article in Economic and Political Weekly evaluates the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS’) according to the following four criteria:

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This paper sheds light on the progress made in terms of safe water and sanitation targets in the context of the Millenium Development Goals

This discussion paper by Global Water Forum sheds light on the progress on access to safe water and sanitation targets of Millennium Development Goals.

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In this article, Tushaar Shah remembers Verghese Kurien and his remarkable contribution in forming the dairy cooperative, Amul, India's most trusted and loved brands

India's dairy cooperatives today present a rare success story. This story is best represented by Amul which is today one of India's most trusted and loved brands, and also one of its most valuable, comprising a Rs.12,000 crore farmer-owned business. This extraordinary revolution was spearheaded by Verghese Kurien, who passed away on 09 September 2012.

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The National Dalit Watch examines the existing policy and disaster response or preparedness regime from the point of view of equity considerations

The National Dalit Watch (NDW), an effort spearheaded by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights has prepared a number of  reports on rampant caste discrimination and the urgent need for protection of human rights, particularly Dalit human rights during disaster situations. 

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