Resource Management

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

Building Sustenance

The world’s cities occupy just 2% of the land use but account for 71-76% of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. Closer to home, India’s...

Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part III)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena  In Part III, the final part of the Jheel Ke Kinaare series, we explore the politics of water management in Udaipur. With...

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.

In Rajasthan, a Public Land Protection Cell is Removing Encroachments, But Challenges Abound

A 2019 order passed by the Rajasthan High Court called for the formation of a Public Land Protection Cell, a district-level conflict resolution institution to investigate cases of encroachments on common lands. In this two-part series, The Bastion investigates the efficiency of these unique Public Land Protection Cells through interviews and information received via Right to Information applications. Part 1 uncovers the types of conflicts that occur on these “commons”, and how a delayed start to these cells and slow disposals might be plaguing their functioning.

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.

Seeking Rural Futures in the Northeast by Rethinking ‘Development vs Forests’

In the North East Region of India, forests have long been a site of struggle between people seeking to profit off its rich biodiversity...

Meet Hydrogen, the New Fuel in Town

Imagine owning a car that has zero emissions — except, this one isn’t by a battery-powered electric vehicle. Feels like an unlikely possibility? It’s...

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...

Cooling India’s Urban Poor Houses Down

Urban Poor settlements can be found in huge numbers across the country's metropolitan cities. Generally home to daily wage labourers and low-income families, these...
ONGC

What the Frack: Is India Ready for Shale?

Co-authored by Sunalika Singh and Charith Reddy  As the third largest consumer of energy in the world, India is far from energy independence; with the...