Environment

Development and the Environment

Moving When the World is Still: The Seasonal Migration of Van Gujjars Amidst a...

Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.
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Water Pollution Takes Over Ludhiana

Authoured by Manu Moudgil In August this year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) filed a criminal case against the mayor, commissioner and four other...

“Our Handwriting May Be Bad, But Our Message is Clear”: Doctors Are Worried About...

What roles can doctors play in communicating the ill effects of air pollution to patients, and can their role go beyond hospitals?

Jal, Jangal, Zameen: Adivasis Amidst Bauxite Mining in Rayagada, Odisha

Baphlimali is a small hill, hidden away in Kashipur block in Odisha’s Rayagada district. In areas surrounding the hill live the Jhodia, Paraja, Penga...

A Crisis is Brewing in Goa’s Booming Alcohol Industry

India’s 'party capital' is never short of a drink. With 92 registered distilleries, wineries, and breweries, Goa’s alcohol industry is a highly polluting and resource-intensive one. Could small-scale producers of local beverages like feni offer alternatives to the larger beer , gin, and whiskey industry?

Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Himal‌ayan Pastoralists: A‌ ‌Primer‌

State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.

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.

Laws, Leases, and Land: The Story of Adivasis Resisting Bauxite Mining in Mali Hills

12,000 Adivasis have been impacted by the Hindalco mining lease in Odisha. How could the law have come to their rescue?

A Conservation of Convenience: The Politics of Exclusionary Conservation Models in Rajaji National Park

This article is the final instalment of our three-part series on how exclusionary colonial conservation plays out in Uttarakhand’s Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Click here...

As Delhi’s Yamuna Reservoir Project Winds Up Its Pilot, Farmers Have Questions About Their...

While experts have called this project “largely successful,” farmers in the region have questions about how the pilot—and scaling it to other parts—might compromise their long-term farming productivity.