In 2006-2007, a bamboo species will flower over vast swathes of Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. When bamboo flowers, it dies; usually a famine follows. How prepared, asks nitin sethi, is northeast India this time? Can they turn dis

In Wayanad, Kerala, wild plants hold the key to the survival of the poorest, say n anil kumar and m k ratheesh narayanan

nitin sethi visits Arunachal Pradesh and finds the Apatani grappling with stereotypes and change

Melghat's management plan has a separate chapter on the multiple-use area (MUA). Different zones within the area are set aside for activities such as soil and moisture conservation, meadow development and weed eradication.

The government is obsessed with economic growth. Employment is bound to follow, it claims. That’s a delusion. The swelling numbers of unemployed continue to clamour for

Not the path of economic growth, but the trail leading back to the village is the answer

Sal leaf trade has enormous potential but suffers abject neglect

Whether bamboo is a grass or a tree is a question of survival for many

Falling profits discourage silk farmers

Return to the basics: create jobs in the hinterland