Participatory Planning of Workbook

Environics Trust is aiming to develop a workbook on Panna and Chhatarpur districts for further informative planning and execution of governmental and non-governmental schemes and practises. The meeting started with the purpose and meaning of workbook. Workbook is a…

Relevance of DMF

The legal emergence of District Mineral Foundation from the 2015 MMDR amendment Act and its implementation framework rolled out in September 2015 or scheme called PMKKKY (Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna) threw light on two things; one that it is an…

An Introduction to Rat-hole Mining

Coal reserves are primarily found in the Eastern India in states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and predominantly in North-East regions like Assam and Meghalaya. Despite the presence of coal reserves, commercial mining…

Air Quality – The impact of Diwali?

The Air quality in the country is fast deteriorating. The air quality in the National Capital Region has deteriorated to such a level that the area has been referred to as a “Gas Chamber”. Poor air quality across the country prompted the Supreme Court of India to come…

Why do we need to shout out against Asbestos?

Asbestos have been used since 1800s but after the industrial revolution asbestos market had strong and steady growth of the mineral. After that asbestos was virtually everywhere, because it is a mineral that exists naturally in a fibrous form and is resistant to heat,…

‘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…

Creating Harassment Free Public Spaces

We live in a society where we grew up watching movies where it is too easy to get a girl by following her on a road, teasing her, getting in the same bus as her, going in the same park where she goes. A lot of people actually believe and practice that and the cases of…

AIBOC coalition People’s Parliament on Unity and Development

To bring together Trade Unions, Farmers, Traders, Students, Youths, Women and Bankers at Grassroot level to discuss what kind of holistic development is needed. It is a dichotomy that Banks are saying there is no credit off take and people are saying they are not…

Climate Change and Reproductive Heath

The impacts of global warming and climate change are worldwide. The World Health Organisation estimates that the warming and precipitation trends due to anthropogenic climate change of the past 30 years already claim over 1,50,000 lives annually. And the direct…