ANYBODY reading the national media would have thought that environmental issues had precious little to do with the current round of elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal

Most candidates for the Bhopal North constituency are ready to overlook the fate of victims of the world's worst industrial disaster.

Several colony specific environmental problems surfaced during the election campaign in Delhi and that's where they remained.

The pollution of Betwa river figured prominently in the election campaign in two constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, but was ignored in the worst hit villages.

A simple waste minimisation technique at an electroplating plant in Delhi improved the quality of its plating and saved the unit Rs 60,000 annually.

Two films on Israel, despite their obvious public relations motive, nevertheless catch and hold firmly, the viewer's interest.

A rural development ministry plan, which will allow industries to take over non forest wastelands, will further deprive the rural poor of fodder and fuelwood.

Residents of Delhi's slums find themselves in a Catch 22 situation. Public conveniences in the Capital are woefully inadequate, but when they are compelled to defecate outdoors, residents of adjoining colonies take them to court.

A computerised information service on the relevant technology and potential for an industrial venture will soon be in the market.

As per capita private consumption declines in the country, the number of its poor is increasing.