Supreme Court has asked the states to evict illegal occupants of village commons.  This a report by Down to Earth on the apex court judgement which said that transfer of village community land for private & commercial use is illegal and asked all state governments to prepare schemes for eviction of illegal occupants of village community land & restore them back for the purpose it was originally meant for. 

A Down to Earth report on ONGC’s oilfields ruining farms in Mehsana district, Gujarat. This district is the most prized onshore oil asset in India for the state-run ONGC, producing about 40,000 barrels crude oil a day. But for farmers the wells spell ruin.

First pulses, now milk. The common household is compelled to give up on its easy sources of protein.

the Church of England has sold its shares of Vedanta Resources saying it is not happy with the way the metal corporation treated tribals of Orissa

The Delhi High Court, on October 14, criticized the National Environment Appellate Authority (neaa) for not having the necessary expertise to look into complaints against environmental clearances to projects given by the government.

IN JULY 2008, when the Doha talks to liberalize trade among member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) broke down, the US blamed India. This year, when India tried to revive the talks at a two-day informal meet of ministers from 30 countries in Delhi, the US did not seem keen to clinch the agreement. The two-day mini-Doha meeting was held on September 3-4. At the end of the

Monsoon this year has failed most of India, causing drought in even well-irrigated and rainfed areas. Read this latest Down To Earth report on how our food preferences are making us vulnerable to drought.

Oil waste litters Gujarat seafront in early August, Magodh Dhungri, a fishing village on the southern Gujarat coast was invaded by a smell very different from that of drying fish. When the fishermen came out to investigate, they saw lumps of tar-like substance floating on the sea surface; the coast was littered with them.

In garbage dumps on the eastern outskirts of Delhi, Ravleen Kaur unearths an extortion racket that runs on a lapsed contract This is not what I had in mind when I signed up for journalism. I had dreams of becoming a war correspondent and cover conflicts in, say, Afghanistan. But here I was, trudging through garbage, looking for a story. From the smoke of a garbage dump, I can tell what

82 per cent Indian farmers want bio-fertilizers says study excessive use of synthetic fertilizers in India is reducing soil fertility and affecting food production, said a joint study by non-profit Greenpeace and West Bengal