Resource Management

Understanding and evaluating India’s resource management methods, policies and strategies.

The Slow But Sure Path to Mitigating India’s Floods

While relief measures dominate India’s flooding disasters, mitigating their effects before they occur usually takes a back seat. Why is this the case?

Unravelling the ‘PPP’ Model Affecting Nomadic Pastoralists in Jammu & Kashmir

This article is the third instalment of our series on how the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns have impacted the livelihoods of three...

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.

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.

Can a People’s Biodiversity Register Contribute to Conservation?

PBRs are an opportunity to discuss and incorporate the traditional ecological knowledge of local communities and their socio-natural relationships.

One Act, Three Proposed Amendments, and an Overhaul of India’s Coal Extraction

How do amendments to the Coal Bearing Areas Act affect the forest-dependent communities whose lands and forests would be acquired for mining in India?

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...
vermicompost

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.