Publications

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 www.alongtheburntcoalcorridor.wordpress.com elaborates more on specific issues of health and education. 1….

UNEARTH – The viewsletter – Issue 1

UNEARTH – The Viewsletter is a monthly newsletter of Environics Trust. This is an effort to make everyone aware about the work being done by us, the voices of the communities we work with, the issues and all the other stories we come across. The first issue of our…

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…

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…

Hydropower Projects in The Sutlej River Basin North Western Himalayas

Rivers as natural watercourses have remained the most efficient systems to sustain lives and livelihoods of millions of people irrespective of whom they are serving but the scenario has been transforming as the pressures on these water systems and attached ecology has…

Rio in Bunderland – diamonds or dust?

Mining giant Rio Tinto expects to reap massive profits from its new Indian venture at Bunder in the Chhatarpur district of Bundelkhand region, Madhya Pradesh state. The company describes this as: “[t]he most advanced diamond project worldwide (sic) and the most…

Impacts on Water – Some Examples from India

This is a quick and not so dirty compilation of some of the work we have been doing in the recent past to understand the implications of mining on water resources. The overview and examples have been put together to provide an agenda point for discussions for the ICN…

India: Development at a Price

Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries – Authors Ritwick Dutta, R. Sreedhar and Shibani Ghosh Summary The extractive industry in India is expanding due to liberal government policies, high rates of return, low investment risks and…