Climate change has proved to be both a boon and a bane for agriculture in India.

An Investigation into police and landlord repression of land struggle by dalit peasants in villages of Sangrur District of Indian Punjab.

Forests provide numerous goods and services that support life. The importance of forests in a country such as ours is even more significant considering the large amount of marginalised communities that depend on forests.

Income inequality is associated with poor health. Inequities exist in service utilization and financing for health care. Health care costs push high number of households into poverty in India. We undertook this study to ascertain inequities in health status, service utilization and out-ofpocket (OOP) health expenditures in two States in north India namely, Haryana and Punjab, and Union Territory of Chandigarh.

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Increasing frequency and intensity of earthquakes has renewed the urgency in improving the preparedness and in making the infrastructure earthquake-resistant. Sikkim, a northeastern Indian Himalayan state, was hit by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake of intensity VII on 18 September 2011, which triggered hundreds of boulder falls and landslides, causing extensive damage to public and private infrastructure. An assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the various structures present in rural areas was carried out. Assessment of the quantum of damage indicated that though

Keeping in view of cash subsidy for kerosene oil, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has released only 33 per cent allocation of kerosene oil to Delhi for June and July. In other words, 67 per cent allocation of kerosene oil has been reduced. This led to heart burn in the party MLAs.

The Delhi Government is all set to introduce cash subsidy to all BPL and AAY card holder families using kerosene as fuel switchover to LPG. To make Delhi a kerosene free city, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has set up a joint working group to look at modalities for implementation of the scheme.

Landscape changes were measured in two watersheds of western Himalayas over a period of 17 years using satellite images. Whereas the total forest cover was found to have been altered, there was substantial shift

The latest trends in the paper industry are towards manufacturing by a neutral or alkaline process, greater consumption of secondary fibers and the closing up of the process water systems. Paper machine systems usually support significant growth of micro-organisms due to congenial and favorable conditions persisting during the manufacture of paper.

This article reflects on issues governing pesticides safe and sound management in India, various international agreements to which India is a party and the avenues of improvement in the regulatory framework.