WHILE inaugurating the Sixth Tribal Literary Conference in Nashik recently, Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma called for the implementation of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution through-out tribal

The failure of the government to ban lethal pesticides, used to control the spread of malaria, poses a hazard to human health

Medicinal plant biodiversity is rapidly vanishing in India and the government has still to come up with a plan of action

Public interest litigations come under a cloud once again as the Prime Minister questions their viability

THE government of India has awarded the first ever industrial growth centr& in Assam to the district of Sonitpur. An amount of Rs 50 lakh has recently been sanctioned by the Union ministry of industry, out of which there will be a total capital outlay of Rs 30 crore for the entire peoject to be developed and completed during the Ninth Five Year plan at the Balipara development block in the district.

ON APRIL 10, the environment and forests ministry issued two notifications empowering state authorities to accord environmental clearance to power projects. After months of dithering, the

Bichhri: where the earth bleeds People's protests had forced the closure of Bichhri's polluting industries. The court's intervention, which was late in coming, has not helped much, Bichhri

When the executive fails, people seek redressal from courts. In some cases, the courts have merely put the seal of approval on the actions of citizens' pressure groups. In others, the remedies have only addressed the problems in part. The earth still bl

DEVE GOWDA's anti-environment measures never seem to come to an end. Before becoming the Prime Minister (PM), Deve Gowda had said in an interview to Down To Earth (DTE): "Often people are being