A recent survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industries has proposed sweeping policy changes in the smallscale sector to enhance its viability in the export market

The government's proposed revision of the Indian Forest Act does little for community participation and only serves to vest more powers with the Central government

A clash of opinions has put paid to all hopes of a consensus on the empowerment of people living in and around national parks and sanctuaries

Japan will import Indian rice only if it is free from harmful chemical residues

The World Bank and other agencies funding forestry projects in India are insisting on a more effective forest management strategy

The Orissa high court has put the commissioning of a controversial jetty at the Bhitarkanika sanctuary on hold

By allowing industrial plantations on forest land, the ministry of environment and forests has become profiteering industry's captive

A dearth of information brought brickbats to the department of wastelands development, which was entrusted the Herculean task of reducing the pressure on the forests

Two legislations on plant genetic resources have been proposed. But who benefits?

The cancellation of a US firm's rights on a method to genetically engineer cotton has brought weaknesses in India's patent system into focus