A decade after their inception, Panchayati Raj bodies are yet to be granted adequate powers

Two proposed moves that could drastically alter forest management in India

Experts attempt to map the mythical river's palaeo channels and put them to good use

Government washes its hands off the Van Taungiyas of UP

The needs of many were once again compromised to accommodate the demands of a powerful few. Given the alarming tilt towards self interest and unilateralism by the rich, will the concerns of poor countries ever be addressed in global negotiations?

India s first alliance of women affected by mining takes shape

Thailand policymakers volte face on community forestry bill jolts devolution process

As the Himalayan country s forestry scheme for the poor reaps rich dividends, its government entrusts more degraded areas to the underprivileged. The only hurdle for a complete environmental revival seems to be bureaucratic inertia

Naxalism started as a movement against land alienation. Today it has become a popular movement against natural resource alienation, particularly forests. Large areas of densely forested regions in the country are controlled by Naxalites. In these

Three months after Gujarat was flattened by an earthquake, the state government goes in for a relocation plan to satisfy the builder s lobby