Environment minister Kamal Nath has been caught in the firing line on the Chilika Aquatic Farms project. His order for an environmental impact assessment to be prepared is merely a move to delay taking a decision.

The Indian government invests Rs 34 lakh to educate each IIT graduate. It therefore has the moral authority to get him or her to work for the country, at least for a period of five years

Rats.... rats.... we've got to get rid of the rats. Irula tribals offer the most environmentally safe, low cost way to do it

THE GOVERNMENT is learning to lead by example. Its largest construction agency, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), has decided that the use of wood in its housing projects will be banned

In its enthusiasm to protect tuskers from being killed, the government has extended the worldwide ban on ivory trade to India as well. Left in the lurch, with no means of livelihood, are the ivory craftspeople

MR BUSH says he will go to Rio as he is now satisfied with the global agreement of climate. Nothing can be a sharper indictment of the climate convention. Whereas the world needs long-term

This directory provides the addresses and names of concerned officers in government departments dealing with India's natural resources.

In the suit filed by the Union of India against Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) filed before the Southern District Court at New York, the presiding judge directed the utilisation of 5 Million Dollars deposited by UCC towards Interim Relief Fund, for affording relief to the victims of the Bhopal Gas Leak disaster through the Indian Red Cross Society.

Supreme Court judgement dated 14/02/1989 on Bhopal Gas Disaster. The Court was of the opinion that the case was fit for an overall settlement between the parties covering all litigations, claims, rights and liabilities related to and arising out of the Disaster.

This Act may be called the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. It extends to the whole of India except (the state of Jammu and Kashmir). It shall come into force on the first day of March 1894.