The Indian government has once again rejected an allegation that 27.5 tonnes of heavy water produced in Norway was diverted from Romania and Germany to India. Atomic Energy Commission chairman P K

The government is preparing legislation to regulate the use of tubewells because water tables in the country are falling rapidly. But the proposal could run into opposition from rich farmers.

IN A RECENT speech, Prime Minister Narasimha Ra called upon voluntary agencies to participate actively in the country's rural development programmes and gave a categorical assurance it "is not

States are complaining that project clearance delays are turning out to be the worst fallout of the Forest Conservation Act, which has otherwise successfully stemmed the erosion of forest cover in the country

Revisions of the Forest Conservation Act and its rules

THE GENERAL reaction to the Forest Conservation Act (FCA) in the UP hill region of Uttarakhand is, "Hum paryavaran shabd se hi tang aa gaye hai." (We are fed up of the word environment.) The cry

River Capacity Existing class Desired class Possible source of pollution Sabarmati i) Ahmedabad city to Sabarmati

A massive project holds out no guarantee that it can make river water potable

Despite an acute power shortage in the country, the ministries of power and environment find each other the main obstacles in achieveing their respective goals

THE MINISTRY of Environment and Forests recently produced a document formally entitled National Conservation Strategy and Policy Statement on Environment and Development. The document purports to