Conservation and Development

Analyzing the ever-growing battle between environmental conservation and development goals.

Why Gujarat’s Women Are Yet to Accrue the Wealth of the Forest Land They...

The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.
Sangharsh Ke Sangeet: Songs of the Narmada Bachao Andolanvideo

Sangharsh ke Sangeet: Songs of the Narmada Bachao Andolan

Edited by Manasi Nene Historically, music has been an important tool in social movements and protests. Especially in environmental movements, music has been used to...

A Singaporean Ship Caught Fire in Sri Lankan Waters. Who Pays for the Environmental...

X-Press Pearl, a Singaporean ship, caught fire in Sri Lankan waters, polluting the surrounding marine environment. Who pays for the environmental damages?

The Impacts of Unsustainable Iron Ore Mining on Redi, The Last Village on Maharashtra’s...

While mining has brought with it economic prosperity, it has negatively impacted the health of Redi’s residents, and the ecology of this biodiverse region.
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Why and How Can We Amplify Traditional Knowledge? With Archana Soreng

Using traditional knowledge is a must if we are to make serious efforts at environmental conservation; indigenous citizens and communities often have insight and...

How Displacement by Dams Changed the Lives of Gujarat’s Women

One factor binds all the families displaced by dam building in Gujarat: the women experienced the resettlement differently from men.

The Hits and Misses of the Pusa Capsule, the Delhi Government’s Solution to Stubble...

As the Delhi Government pushes the Pusa decomposer as a successful alternative to stubble burning, New Delhi's farmers highlight its hits and misses.

How Does India See Her Oceans?

Most of our “blue v/s economy” contests stem from the fact that climate change is making the ocean more unknown to us than before.
Forest Conservation Actvideo

What is the future of India’s forests? Explaining the proposed Forest Conservation Act...

Decoding the new recommendations to the Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980, and its impact on our forests and forest-dependent communities.

Behind the “Green” Rationale of Evictions

84,000 Indians were forced out of their homes for “ostensible environmental” reasons in 2020, but there may be more at play here than conservation measures.