Comments on National Energy Policy
Energy sector should be democratised, with policy-making, decisions, management, etc. in the hands of the people along with state institutions.
What we should know about National Water Commission
Mihir Shah Committee report suggests restructuring CWC and CGWB and setting up an apex body for water management. Experts ... raise some concerns.
Water to the power of four
In the Four Waters concept, the central focus is on using rain water, surface water and groundwater, and maintenance of soil moisture at a high level.
On the Other Side of the Wall
"Look at this age- it’s the age of medicine- people, plants everything subsists on ‘dawai’ – it is an age of duplicity – it looks good from outside...
The best of times, the worst of times
Only a comprehensive policy response can ensure that farmers’ distress becomes a thing of the past.
Mumbai group spends 5 Sundays clearing 1.47-lakh kg garbage from Poisar river
“We used all our resources to gather like-minded people and started cleaning it.”
How Bidar beat back the drought
As Karnataka reels under drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago.
Saving the sholas: To overcome drought, Nilgiris’ forest communities return to traditional wisdom
The drought has provided the trigger for people to think and act to conserve the shola-grassland ecosystem, and some of the water sources.
Women labour in drought-hit Karnataka on a mission to revive water bodies
Women across Karnataka, in districts like Mandya, Gulbarga and Kolar, are taking the drought head-on by toiling to revive water bodies themselves.