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Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, are totally disregarded

Incidence of cancer and other diseases have increased. But callous officials prefer to call it a coincidence

Punjab, which accounts for only 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, cannot continue producing for the whole country. It is time to look for an alternative

There was fear in the 1960s. Would India continue to wait for food imports to feed itself? The scientific community came up with an answer that gave hope for all times to come: the Green Revolution. Yields began to rise. The country had surplus foodgrain.

Gujarat s minister for major irrigation projects needs to understand that big dams alone do not add up to water management

Recently, India crossed the one billion population mark. The question on everyone s lips is what does the future hold for babies born this century in terms of natural resources and the environment? Given below are the views of people from different walks

They may survive the drought. But they cannot survive government policies. When people have to abandon their livestock, they are reduced to misery, as is happening in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Because India s rural economy is built around livestock, which ca

Realising that there was a need to go beyond the "business as usual" scenario, the Hague ministerial declaration on water security in the 21st century recognised the diversity of needs and

A brief outline of the challenges of sustainable development in India