The National Green Tribunal has showed that how environment ministry turns a blind eye towards ecological protection in name of development. Its order in the Posco case is laudable as it shows that how the environment ministry overlooked recommendations of its own committee to give clearance to Posco in 2011. Read more
Voice of poor Indians is seldom heard in Raisina Hills, the power center of Indian government. Only when civil society leaders such as Aruna Roy or Anna Hazare hit the streets the political class in the corridors of power wake-up from the slumber. Read more
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
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
It is one story that none of India’s top economist wants to talk about. The cost India had to pay to pursue high GDP growth rate, especially in terms of environmental degradation. Read more