Mining Matters

Our country is endowed with huge resources of many metallic and non-metallic minerals. The mining activities are extremely poorly regulated despite the fact that as early as 1948, the founding fathers of the constitution realized this need. Over 80000 mines operate…

Impact Assessment of Bridges and Barrages on River Yamuna in Delhi

Structures across rivers have been built since times immemorial until this day – logjams and Bamboo bridges to Steel and Concrete structures. However, the rapidity at which rivers are being stopped, bridged, dammed and altered has begun to reach alarming proposition…

Environmental Democracy in The Himalayas

An Assessment of Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand The Access Initiative (TAI) is a global coalition of public interest groups.  The coalition is led by a Core team comprising of Advocates Coalition…

Water in Towns : Communitize or Commodify?

Water is not about water. Water is about building people’s institutions and their power to take control over decisions. When we began this effort at Dehradun on a Rapid Action Analysis of the existing water supply systems in this ancient valley town that we chose…

State of Environment Report of Uttarakhand

The State of Uttaranchal has embarked on a process of preparing its first ever assessment to prepare a State of Environment Report. Under the ongoing national programme, the State Government recognized that this national process has a huge scope for generating…