Resource Management

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

Rich Millet Poor Millet: The Irony in Our Consumerism

What transformed the humble millet into an exotic grain?

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?

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.

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.

How India Should Prepare for COP26’s Met and Unmet Climate Adaptation Finance Demands

With some climate finance demands at COP26 unmet, how should developing countries like India make use of international climate finance efficiently?

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...

A Point of No Return? Climate Crisis and COVID-19 Strains Nomadic Pastoralism in Rajasthan

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

The Making of Disaster Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas

Without focusing on migration and the loss of local knowledge and land systems in the Himalayas, the conversation on disaster management here is incomplete.

Behind the “Green” Rationale of Evictions

84,000 Indians were forced out of their homes for “ostensible environmental” reasons in 2020, but there may be more at play here than conservation measures.