Most of the water planning and development in the country has been done as per administrative boundaries rather than by using river basins as the hydrological unit
Half of India's children are poor
Electric shock to diesel
US states push for climate action despite country’s exit from Paris deal
Food and nutrition securities are often overlooked
There are systematic correlations between household income, education level, local governance and food security
What's your view of the road?
If we are not able to walk, we cannot really build a vibrant public transport network
The media and the republic
Self-governance in tribal villages is not a threat to national sovereignty
Positive message from Minister's open urination incident
Without providing toilet facilities, how can the idea of SBM be enforced?
Need to address impact of extreme weather events on crops
There is a lot the government can do to assist farmers to cope with climate-induced farming problems
Silence on MSP for minor forest produce
Revised guidelines on minor forest produce will hurt forest-based economy of tribal communities
What ails India’s solar energy drive?
The declining price of solar power and a high import dependency has got domestic solar equipment manufacturers worried. Is the government addressing their concerns?
Step forward from the backward districts
India's 100 backward districts can teach a new lesson on development
We can’t afford to lose farmers
It is time we talked about the real cost of our food, about how to benefit the farmers who grow our food
How to make camel milk profitable for small herders
Forming a cooperative to streamline production and market products can benefit small-scale herders who are losing income
Surviving the century’s worst drought in Kerala
Deficit rainfall and changing land use pattern has made water a scarce commodity in the state. Communities are trying to brave the crisis
Voluntary commitments can protect the ocean
Since the time taken to negotiate environmental commitments is not always worth the outcome, the UN Ocean Conference is doing away with this time lag
Saving oceans: shipping industry to go green
All businesses affect the oceans. Some like marine tourism have a direct effect on the health of oceans
It is time we protect our oceans
Oceans also drive the climate, and most importantly, they act as a buffer against climate change
Reinforcing the rights of nations
Drugs major Eli Lilly has lost its case against Canada. It affirms the right of a country to set its own patent laws
We do not recognise that domestic meat production and consumption exists
It is important to respect economic interests of farmers and build a meat production economy that is legal, affordable and sustainable
How not to grow trees
Planting a tree is now bound up in so much restriction and red tape that it is not worth the effort
Why did Centre take late action despite signs of Zika's presence?
It took the governmnet 11 months to test the blood sample that has now been cofirmed positive for Zika
Making sense of sexual swings
Is your sexual preference only a result of your genes or do environment and culture also influence it?
Solar trees are beneficial in a land-scarce economy
Solar trees need nearly 100 times less space to produce the same amount of electricity as a horizontal solar plant
Khar’s experimentation with Himalayan nettle brings recognition
Himalayan nettle, a fibre-yielding plant, has become an important livelihood option for people living in the remote mountainous villages of the Hindu Kush Himalaya