Conservation and Development

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

The Shore Scene: The Heavy Toll of COVID-19 on India’s Fishers

The plight of Inter State Migrant (ISM) workers in India during the ongoing official COVID-19 lockdown, has been highlighted by various media platforms. The...

Lessons from Another Disaster: Revisiting Kachchh Amidst COVID-19

As humanity struggles to stay standing after the knock-out punch delivered by COVID-19, it may be useful to look at how we survived previous...

Out of the Woods: How the FRA Is Helping a Village in Maharashtra During...

This is not what a haat or a weekly market should look like: the place is not bustling with people buying and selling produce,...

Involving Local Participation: What the EIA 2020 Could Have Done

Part 1 of "Shrinking Negotiations" gave us a snapshot of a glaring gap in the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification. If passed,...

“Ladies First Hai!”: Mahila Mandal’s Fight Against Solid Waste Dumping in Sudher, Himachal Pradesh

In India’s Himachal Pradesh, in the western Himalayas, Anuradha is doubled down into the soils of her farmland in Sudher village, donning a dhattu—the...

Shrinking Negotiations: How the Draft EIA 2020 Is Affecting Public Consultations on Development

This article is the first of the two-part series "Shrinking Negotiations" on the draft Environment Impact Assessment 2020. Click here for Part Two: Involving...

Can Isha’s ‘Cauvery Calling’ Campaign Actually Save the Cauvery?

Editor's Note: The Isha Foundation was requested to contribute to this conversation with specific details on the Cauvery Calling's funding and implementation strategy. They...

Living in Toxicity: Industrial Pollution in Himachal Pradesh’s Baddi

Photographed by Sumit Mahar Suleman is a stressed man. In May 2019, the Shimla High Court had passed a seemingly positive order, considering the relocation...
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Citizen Science: Data of the People, by the People, for the People

Last week, something interesting was introduced in the state of Sikkim. A ‘Sunny Weather Lab’ to record information like wind speed, temperature, and rainfall...

We Can’t Talk About The Environment Without Talking About Indigenous People’s Rights

Written by Purnima Singh | This article was originally published on Feminism in India and has been reproduced on The Bastion with full permission.  From rallying for climate action...