Resource Management

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

Preventing Desertification, One Common Land at a Time

Written & Photographed by Vaishnavi Rathore Udaipur, Western Rajasthan: Gajinder Kalal stood on a cliff in the Aravalli hill range facing the flatlands of Marwar, a...

How ‘Development’ in Jharkhand Contributed to a Water Crisis

As the Prime Minister declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown on the eve of 24th March, following WHO’s guidelines, the Ministry of Health and Family...

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...

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...

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...

Valuing a Hidden Octopus Fishery in Lakshadweep

“Kadikidamaale balichittum,  Kirikidamaaya kachayum ketti, Appal irrikum kalline noki chirichu thudangi, Ayal, bismiyum cholli irangiya neeram Appalu kuthi.”   “Ready with a strong grip, In the shallow waters, wearing a...
India Forests

Forest Development, but at Whose Cost?

Written by Armaan RM India became a world-leader in agroforestry when it became the first country to adopt a National Agroforestry Policy, back in 2014....

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...
Green Politics Indiavideo

Why Do We Need Green Politics In India?

Despite India facing regular environmental and natural crises such as floods and droughts, there is a lack of political representation of the "environment" as...
farmer and environment protest india

Clash of the Toolkits: Where Farmers’ Concerns and Environmental Activism Converge

When we blame farmers for polluting the environment, we completely miss the intersection that exists between food production, ecology, and the threat that neo-liberal market reforms pose.