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31 years on, horrors of the Bhopal Gas tragedy continue
Gas affected areas in Bhopal are still bereft of basic amenities, reports Shashikant Trivedi. Survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy hold a banner during a protest march in New Delhi. Photograph: B......
Five things the environment minister must do
Our new Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has a reputation for sensitivity towards ecology carved through his exemplary speech in the Rajya Sabha wherein he had eloquently denounced the world's......
Not Quite the Beach Boys
FinanceMinister P Chidambaram's new Budget brought about a two-day strike (July 13 and 14) in the smallish beach town of Alang in Gujarat. It was called by the Gujarat Ship Breakers Association.......
Waste pickers in Pune teach municipality cleanliness lesson
Waste pickers in Pune force corporates and the municipality to address safe disposal of sanitary napkins, notes Soma BasuFor two years, a waste pickers’ cooperative in Pune had been trying to......
Increased allocation for farm sector is good news: CSE
Good news: increased allocation for agriculture, watershed development -- but we need effective implementationThe recognition that small and marginal farmers need investment in improved land......
Budget is immoral, anti-environment, anti-citizens
Collusion between ruling parties, corporate donations under Companies Bill is hidden. Environmental concerns made subservient to Cabinet Committee on Investment and regulatory agencies made......
How to regulate the regulator?
The Food Safety and Standards Authority's track-record suggests it is industry-friendly, not pro-consumer, says Sunita Narain. We are discussing a governance-reform initiative-- setting up of......
Greenpeace campaigns for tracking e-waste
Greenpeace, which has been pursuing the issue of e-waste management in India, has mooted bar coding or holograms or any other means to track computers and other electronic goods during their......
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