Will Empowering “Gram Sabhas” in India Derail Development?

There is unease in the corporate sector over a recent decision by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). After a seven-year struggle, a village in Himachal Pradesh, a northern state, has won the right to decide whether or not a hydel power project should be set up in its...

Answer to Nepal’s power woes lies in Koshi basin

American tourists Shana K and her husband Zulhk K were in for a shock when they found there was no electricity at the Janakpur airport for over an hour. But that’s a constant reality for most Nepalese who face a severe power crisis every day. However, experts...