Environment

Development and the Environment

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?

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.

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...

Two Years, 18 Vessels, and Colossal Costs Later: Lessons from the Sahibganj Multimodal Terminal

Grandiose aside, the financial, social, and environmental viability of massive MMTs built on India’s inland waterways needs serious investigation and an honest rethink. Here’s why.

Rich Millet Poor Millet: The Irony in Our Consumerism

What transformed the humble millet into an exotic grain?

Budget Cuts for Five of India’s Environment Institutes Puts Research and Education in Jeopardy

How does financial and administrative disengagement impact wildlife and conservation education and research at India's top institutes?

One Health: The Need for Intersections Between Human, Animal and Environmental Health

This is an integrated approach to healthcare that can be adopted as a preventive measure against zoonotic diseases. But will One Health find its ground in India, or become yet another underexplored idea?

Does the Budget’s Push for Clean Energy Account for the 21.3 Million Indians Employed...

As the 2022 Budget pushes for renewable energy to replace polluting sources, long-term jobs must be generated at scale for a just transition.

Milking Money: Tracing How Religion Shapes Perceptions of India’s Dairy Industry

Indian cow slaughter prevention laws result in policies and movements that detrimentally impact human rights, animal welfare, and climate change.

The Different Hues of Green Painting the 2022 State Legislative Assembly Elections

How have contesting parties waging the 2022 state assembly elections in Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Manipur been talking ‘green’?