Resource Management

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

Mega ‘Eco’tourism Project Questions Wetland Ownership and Livelihoods in Manipur’s Loktak Lake

While locals see merit in tourism as an alternative livelihood, they are asking for the adoption of a community-owned eco-tourism model, instead of the top-down, large-scale tourism model being proposed.

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...

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...

Natural Springs, A Neglected Resource in India’s Water Management System

Natural springs have been a major water source and a vital part of the hydrological cycle for millennia. The very existence of springs has...

The Scattered Implementation of Forest Rights Among the Siddis of Karnataka

The Siddis, recognised as a Scheduled Tribe, occupy a special place in the history of India—they are one of the few historical African diasporic...

Shrinking Commons Amidst Delhi’s Unplanned Urbanisation

Ram Kumar Roja, 76 years of age, is standing on a ground, bordered by a few trees and a wall. This one acre piece...

The State is Evicting Forest Dwellers in J&K and Implementing The Forest Rights Act,...

In the throes of Jammu and Kashmir’s winter earlier this month, pastoralists were in for a shock. About 10,000 apple trees were razed by...

Solutions to the Smoke: Upcoming Alternates to Stubble Burning

If there is anything that can survive through the toughest of times, it is internet memes. Just as the capital city became smokier, my...

Reviving the Thar Desert’s Camel Culture

Sumer Singh Bhati’s Whatsapp status is a photograph of a notice published in Rajasthan’s local newspaper. It informs that 12 kilometres of transmission lines...

“With Dehradun’s Airport Expansion, We are Shooting Ourselves in the Foot”

Two years ago, drivers on the Doiwala-Rishikesh-Dehradun road were in for a surprise. An elephant walked onto the road. Traffic was disrupted and people...