Environment

Development and the Environment

Milking Money: Why the Dairy Industry Is Proving To Be Expensive for India’s Farmers...

Shweta Sood explores the ₹11,35,700 crore Indian dairy industry’s foundations, and how it shapes incomes and the environment.

A Conservation of Convenience: State Apathy Towards Van Gujjars and Forest Rights in Uttarakhand’s...

What are the impacts of colonial conservation models on the Van Gujjars, a Muslim pastoral community historically living across Rajaji Tiger Reserve?

“Slow Onset” Climate Hazards Are Upon Us. How Are We Responding to Them?

There is a growing need to understand slow onset climate processes, especially for informing long-term adaptation policy measures to address the cumulative and compounding nature of their climate impacts.

A Conservation of Convenience: The Tussle Between the Developmental State and Wildlife at Uttarakhand’s...

The Rajaji Tiger Reserve has emerged as a battleground between the State’s developmental aspirations and the conservation of a critical ecological habitat.

Channelling the Right to Work Towards Climate Resilient, Sustainable Livelihoods

The cumulative effect that MNREGS activities can have on reducing agriculture, disaster, and livelihood-based vulnerabilities of rural households is staggering, and frankly quite underrated.

Reimagining Public Spaces for the Urban Poor Post COVID-19

For the poor and socially marginalized groups already living on the edge in India's cities, the pandemic has dealt a severe blow, isolating them physically, socially and economically. Access to public spaces can transform the lives they lead.

First Lions and Now Cheetahs: Kuno-Palpur National Park’s Communities Prepare to Relocate For Conservation

Non-implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 weighs heavily on Kuno-Palpur, leaving Adivasis with few options other than relocating for conservation.

Caught in the Tangles of Court Orders and ‘Development’, the Yamuna Remains As Polluted...

As ‘encroachers’ are evicted to ‘beautify’ the riverbank under different development initiatives, ultimately, the Yamuna remains as polluted as ever.

Documenting Displacement, Climate Crises, and Trauma: All In a Day’s Work For Environmental Reporters

With environmental reporters covering the worst of the climate crises, what can media houses do to support a healthy work environment for them?

Your Corporator: The Elected Representative You Forget to Vote For

Corporators have the agency and opportunity to attend to, if not solve, the most immediate and proximate woes of an urban citizen. Yet, municipal elections continue to be one of the most ignored aspects of Indian democracy, with local politics playing subordinate to state and national politics.