Resource Management

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

In Her Opinion: Dr. Bhanumathi Kalluri on Mining in Adivasi Areas and Environmental Justice

There is no dearth of evidence to prove that large-scale developmental projects in India have impacted the lives of those living the closest to...
Asha and farm

Zeroing Down on Zero Budget Farming

Authored by Vaishnavi Rathore  Asha’s husband did not believe her initially. Neither did most of her neighbours in Pichompa Kalan, Haryana. An orchard of citrus...

“It has become Acid”: Aravallis battle against Garbage Disposal and More

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore “When we were around 9 years old, we used to go to the bani, and you would not believe the kind...

Drowning India: Managing Floods in the Brahmaputra Valley

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  July 17th 2019 came with a mixed bag of developments for the Northeast; the escalating waters of river Brahmaputra reached 30.36...
Panna Tiger Reserve

The Tiger, The River and The Bureaucrat: Analysing the Ken-Betwa River Linking Project

Co-authored by Rohan Parikh and Sourya Reddy  The Ken-Betwa interlinking project is the first in an ambitious 30 river interlinking projects that the government has...

The Shore Scene: PM-MSY’s Fisheries Development Promises Anything But Sabka Vikas

In a 2015 address delivered in Mauritius, Prime Minister Narendra Modi indulged in some curious historical revisionism worth considering today. “To me the blue...

Local Solutions to Local Waste: Himachal Pradesh’s Aima Panchayat

It’s a busy intersection at Himachal Pradesh’s Palampur. In the backdrop of this town, the Himalayas stand tall adorned with the winter’s snow, and...

What if We Could Pay Farmers to Grow and Protect Forests?

COVID-19 is a global tragedy. However, what is of greater concern is that the pandemic is merely a symptom of a much larger problem:...

In Her Opinion: Dolly Kikon on Resource Extraction in Northeast India

Coal and oil mining in Northeast India have come to light now and then, whether it’s the recent news of illegal coal mining in...

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...