The current developmental models have created a state of joblessness in the country and the government should shift its development focus towards labour intensive sectors to create more jobs, Oxfam India said.

Along with the global community, with some unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), India has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisioning a holistic development by 2030.

Inequality in India is real and has been rising sharply for the last three decades as an unfortunate legacy of the lopsided policy choices made by successive governments, Oxfam India said as it published a new report.

This report seeks to highlight the potential of FRA, assess its achievements, identify the bottlenecks, and find the ways forward.

Oxfam India is part of a global movement working to fight poverty, injustice and inequality. In India, it works in six states.

Historically, usage and access of forest resources by India’s Adivasi community and other forest dwellers have been considered as encroachment and their efforts of forest land acquisition have been used as evidence of their anti-development attitude.

This paper explores available evidence, contextualises and maps the debate in India around financing healthcare for all.

This new report on development and ecological sustainability in Uttarakhand by Ravi Chopra, environmentalist analyzes Uttarakhand, India, current development pattern in terms of equity and sustainability in the context of floods and landslides which affected the region. Says that the devastation in Uttarakhand on June 15-17, 2013 was aggravated many times over by the heavy constructions and the model of infrastructure-led development undertaken in the mountain state. It outlines development actions that can enhance ecological sustainability, equity and reduce regional imbalances and argues that establishment of effective disaster management systems and procedures at the community, district and state levels will require good governance, and active engagement of the civil society as an active partner in disaster management

This essay examines India’s position in international negotiations on climate change and domestic mitigation actions, based on scientific evidence and equity. It is argued that India’s stance has largely been reactive to positions taken by developed countries, particularly the US.

This paper presents facts on urban inequalities in the context of certain targets and reflects on the processes through which the agenda of these targets can be met in the future.

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