Resource Management

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

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...

In Southwest Delhi, Fields Have Been Underwater for the Last Two Decades

In Raota, a village in southwest Delhi, a blue wooden canoe floats. Four feet below the canoe is this year’s kharif paddy crop, now...

Shongtong Hydroelectric Project Has Sold the Tribals of Kinnaur Down the River

Those privy to the progress of the project do not believe it will meet CM Sukhu’s timeline. At the same time, echoes of "we don’t want more hydropower projects" resonate across the district.
India Agriculture

Alleviating India’s Irrigation Woes

Co-authored by Sourya Reddy & Siddhant Sachdeva   India’s large irrigation system consists of several canals, rainwater harvesting, and groundwater well systems, of which the last...

Profits, Protection, and People: Is Legalising Sand Mining in MP’s Chambal Sanctuary Worth it?

The Madhya Pradesh government has justified denotifying 350 hectares of the Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary for legal sand mining as a way of preventing wasteful expenditure from monitoring, while also improving local livelihoods and protecting the environment. How valid is this reasoning?

Trochus Trade in the Andaman Islands: How Top Shells from the Bottom of the...

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...
Solid Waste Management The Bastion

Who’s the Smelliest of Them All?

Written by Armaan RM  Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in India became a public and administrative grievance after the economic development and rapid urbanization that...

“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...

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis Exposes India’s Vulnerable Position in the Global Oil Trade

For countries reliant on oil imports like India, how has the Russia-Ukraine war impacted local markets and the pockets of consumers? What does this go to show about India’s precarious geopolitical position in the global oil trade and the way forward?
Himachal Pradesh

It’s Time to Take Forest Fires Seriously

Co-authored by Ishani Pant & Aishwarya Birla  Himachal Pradesh is undoubtedly having a torturous summer; with the Shimla water crisis reaching a crescendo, the state’s...