NGT stays MOEF&CC Notification exempting building and construction projects from application of Environmental laws

In a landmark judgment, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench, presided by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on December 8, 2017, quashed the decision of MOEF&CC exempting the operation of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water…

पांचवा कोयला और ताप उपकरण सम्मलेन | 5th Coal and Thermal Power affected communities gathering

An annual nation-wide gathering of affected communities and concerned groups/individuals with the coal mining and thermal power generation in India was held in Dhanbad in Jharkhand from 8th to 10th October, 2017. The meet saw the coming together of ground activists…

‘सतलुज नदी घाटी में पनबिजली परियोजनाएं, एक रिपोर्ट

ऊपरी सतलुज जलग्रहण क्षेत्र लगभग 19,000 वर्ग कि. मी. में फैला है । पूर्व दिशा में एक छोटे भाग को छोडकर लगभग पूरा किन्नौर जिला इस जलग्रहण क्षेत्र का हिस्सा है । सतलुज नदी का यह ऊपरी भाग, तीन प्रशासनिक इकाइयों के बीच में से आर-पार होते हुये, दक्षिण-पश्चिम रेखा के…

UNEARTH – The Viewsletter – Issue 4

UNEARTH- The Viewsletter July 2017 Issue 4 From the Managing Trustee Desk Dear Readers, Welcome to the new issue of Unearth. This issue has a wide range of coverage with a focus on ethics and including aspects such as bankers realizing in the aftermath of the banking…

Establishing Rights over Community Forest Resources in Himachal Pradesh

Establishing Community Forest Rights has been taken up as a process which makes communities understand the importance and collective assessment of their dependence on resources surrounding them. Over this year the process has moved deep into the communities in six…

Community Issues in Coal Belts

A short descriptive report on Barddhaman District outlining areas of public health and indicators of health, nutrition and environmental pollution, MDGs. A blog elaborates more on specific issues of health and education. 1….

District Mineral Foundation

District Mineral Foundation (DMF) as an institution for the welfare of people, under MMDR (Amendment) Act 2015came into being which under which the miners have to contribute 10% of proportionate royalty in addition to the royalty on minerals for leases issued after…

Himalayan Communities Join the Global Civil Society ​in the ​Call ​for equity and fairshare in Global Climate Action

Himalayan Communities join​ed​ the call for equity and fair share in global climate action and warn the global community of the irreparable damage that will be caused if the Himalayan ecosystems are disturbed.  Climate science paints a frightening picture—one that…

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Environics Trust is a not for profit research and community development organisation and an enabling institution. Environics conducts participatory research on issues of environmental and human behavior and uses these outcomes for innovative community development programmes. Environics provides research and evaluatory services to International, National, State and Local Institutions and directly works with marginalised communities such as those in the mountain regions, tribals and communities adversely affected by mining and industrialisation

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Situation of Unwed Mothers in District Angul

Situation of Unwed Mothers in Angul District – A Field perspective from select development blocks Single mothers bear a social taboo, especially in rural India. One of the factors for such a situation is rapid transformation of micro economy thereby inviting outside…

Mobilize-ing the Voice of Unheard Aid Recipients

We have successfully used mobile phones to amplify and advertise the impact of the Indian government in addressing unmet needs of rural citizens.  Our approach is to expand the scope of our prior technology service, using the CGNet Swara platform, which uses an…

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