Conservation and Development

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

Demolishing Nurseries to Plant Trees on the Banks of the Yamuna

Every year during the monsoons my social media blows up with reports of the Yamuna floodplains brimming with water, closely followed by stories on...

Shifting Sands: The Story of Adapting to Rising Sea levels in Odisha

I. Rising Sea Levels Escalate Adaptation Concerns for the East Coast of India Coastal areas are among the ecosystems most critically affected by climate change....

How ‘Development’ in Jharkhand Contributed to a Water Crisis

As the Prime Minister declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown on the eve of 24th March, following WHO’s guidelines, the Ministry of Health and Family...
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Understanding Illegal Sand Mining In India

Research by Koushik Reddy Presented & Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav Almost every year, there are reports of illegal sand mining activities taking place...

In Southwest Delhi, Fields Have Been Underwater for the Last Two Decades

In Raota, a village in southwest Delhi, a blue wooden canoe floats. Four feet below the canoe is this year’s kharif paddy crop, now...

On the Road: Tracing the Current Patterns of Fishworkers’ Migration in India

This piece is the second instalment of a two-part series 'On the Road' by Madhuri Mondal on how fishworkers have migrated in the past,...

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...

From Predators to Prey: The Disappearance of Sharks From Indian Waters

Editor's note: This article contains imagery of animal meat being cut. Reader's discretion is advised. Sunlight glints off the large knife as it arcs through...
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#Dialogues: Implementing FRA in Northeast India with Amba Jamir & Ayesha Khosla

Edited by Malavika VN What factors have stymied the effectiveness of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India? What misconceptions prevent the FRA from...

Environment as a Journalism Beat, In Post-Independence India

There is a photograph from 1973, that I consider to be an iconic image. Taken in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal, it depicts four women, facing the...