PM Modi launches the Jal Jeevan Mission app and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh
World Bank will provide $250 million for dam safety in India
NMCG approves new projects for the revival of six polluted stretches in Uttarakhand
Yamuna pollution: Delhi Govt bans soaps and detergents not meeting latest BIS standards
Even before the monsoon sets in, collective stock in 130 major reservoirs 27 percent of total capacity
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation
There is a disquieting hush across the world as the linkage between the planet’s health and human well-being became pronounced during the times of the pandemic. The deepening socio-economic and ecological crises caused by patterns of production and consumption are being increasingly recognised.
The pandemic and lockdown measures have had a drastic impact on a large population of poor and marginalised communities, causing loss of livelihoods and employment, food insecurity and socio-economic distress. While vulnerabilities, atrocities and injustices faced by forest communities due to forest, conservation and economic policies have increased d
In pre-colonial times, India’s forestlands were mostly under the use of the local communities. Forest policies led to centralisation in colonial times with forestland being subject to commercial over-exploitation for revenue generation purposes. This, in turn, led to land alienation of forest dwellers and an overall increase in deforestation.