Dozens of families displaced from Gujarat villages in the vicinity of the Sardar Sarovar dam years back have returned to their original homes and refused to move back. What further evidence do the authorities want?

For the development and maintenance of a viable wildlife protected area network in the country, various steps are needed. Identification of the areas to be declared as national parks or sanctuaries, on the basis of their ecological value and their administrative viability.

An independent environmental commission has to monitor government agencies

Secrecy, economics marks the new way forward

New rules dilute the biodiversity act

But escape clauses weaken radical decisions taken at the recent convention on biodiversity