Environment protection has slid to the lowest ebb in the 100 days of the Narendra Modi’s government. Clearing projects have become a norm rather than exception and there is scant even for the finest green and wildlife areas in the country. Read more

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India has witnessed two types of foreign direct investment (FDI) —- one for economic growth and other to stall it. The former had failed to improve sentiment as the latter has managed to create an environment against development. Read more

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There is another side of the Uttarakhand disaster which got buried under trauma of pilgrims and media glare over unplanned growth in the state. That is the voice of local Paharis who have to live with the devastation caused. Read more

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India and China are normally compared for economic growth. But the two are poles apart the way they push reforms to foster growth. Read more

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With a United Nations report saying this week that the world is straying away from commitments to combat climate change, there will be renewed pressure on China and India to check its growing global warming causing carbon emissions at the global conference of 200 countries at Doha, Qatar to vet second commitment period for Kyoto Protocol, the existing climate treaty. Read more

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The flipside of high economic growth is its impact on environment, rarely recognized in our country. Read more

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Country’s top agriculture leadership may be in denial and pushing the threshold but the drought fear is for real. Read more

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Mining in India is a scam bigger than 2G or Commonwealth Games but has failed to catch people’s attention because of difficulty in linking it with big political names, its eventual beneficiaries. Read more

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2011 had two contrasting dimensions for Indian environment — Jairam Ramesh and Jayanthi Natarajan as environment ministers.

Ramesh was the minister for first seven months of the year when he was replaced by Jayanthi. Read more

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Two unrelated reports have indicated that world is heading for climate disasters if countries fail to shun their parochial outlook at Durban climate conference and join hands for welfare of mankind. Read more

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