Environment

Development and the Environment

Delhi’s Master Plan Ignores the City’s Fishers, But This is Not a First

While Delhi's Master Plan 2041 proposes green belts and parks along the Yamuna, it excludes those dependent on its resources: like Delhi’s 2,500 fishers.

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?

Tapping the Buzz of Bee-keeping in the Nilgiris

Updated on 20 July 2021 Any basic biology textbook will teach you that bees, being key crop pollinators, are crucial for a region’s biodiversity. Pollinators...
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Low-Cost Vermicompost Instead of Inorganic Fertilizers | Hear from Small Farmers in the Kanha-Pench...

Vermicompost revived soil quality, reduced input costs, and made farmers self-sufficient through lockdowns.

Finding Delhi’s “Encroachers”: The Lal Dora Investigation

Aside from low-income "encroachers" of common land, there are much larger players in Delhi who must also share the blame of worsening Delhi’s land scarcity.

Can Land Consolidation Prevent Encroachment and Evictions in Delhi’s Lal Dora Villages?

In the absence of the implementation of land consolidation laws, at lease 40 of Delhi's lal dora villages could face evictions for 'encroachment'.

Lakshadweep In Turmoil: What Lies Ahead for Its Fishers and Fishing Sector?

How do new regulations in Lakshadweep affect its 'development' and the fortunes of the mainstay of its economy: fishers and fishing industries?

Stories from Beggar’s Home: How the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act Of 1959 Criminalises...

To address the issue of begging in India justly, a new government vocabulary and responsibility surrounding destitution needs to be developed.

Creating Marine Scientists Out of Divers

Reeflog capitalises on India's growing diving industry and ocean conservation conscience to create citizen scientists out of divers.

The Obstacles on the Path to Accurate Monsoon Forecasting

As technical as the science may be, its accuracy—or the lack thereof—directly impacts Indians, many of whom take important livelihood decisions based on this data.