There were as many as nine lakh “preventable” unplanned Caesarean section (C-section) deliveries out of 70 lakh in private hospitals in India in one year, driven mainly by “financial incentives,” s

The paper says that since economic reforms began in early-1990s, about three million hectare of arable land has been lost during the study period.

Authors further say that the real mortality impact of the projected climate in urban areas in India is likely to be significantly higher than that analyzed in this study.

In 2014, the percentage of people favouring environmental protection is only 36.2 per cent relative to a 49.3 per cent with a clear preference for economic growth.

The mountainous regions of Uttarakhand are disaster-prone and have lacked development as compared to the plain regions.

AHMEDABAD: It will be wildlife experts versus a management guru from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, when it comes to countering the claims of Madhya Pradesh over the translocation o

Faculty sources from IIM-Shillong said the new model for the corporation had been designed after a series of discussions with senior government officials and with stakeholders.

‘Governments must protect interest of producer, consumer’

The controversy regarding India’s permission to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail and growing “land grab” in Africa by multinational corporations are being closely watched globally by agriculture experts, researchers and donors. At a workshop here on ‘Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia’ — which a few journalists from both regions were invited to attend — experts pointed out the phenomenon of “outsiders” displacing farmers to do commercial agriculture for exports.

AHMEDABAD: Organized retail provides some hope to see farmers get their share of benefits but the post-harvest issues in horticulture commodities could only solve with joint participation from private and public sector, says a study by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

The working paper 'Organized Retailing of Horticultural Commodities' by Piyush Kumar Sinha, professor at IIM-A and Sujo Thomas, academic associate at IIM-A discusses the changes in horticulture retail, which is mostly referred as the selling of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Geetam Tiwari, Professor of Transport Planning in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi, on Monday, called upon decision makers to consider the impact of transport hazards on health.

She also recommended that programmes be designed to help implement sustainable public transport across the country. Speaking at the fourth edition of the Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar 2012, she admitted that while public transport has evolved, technology alone cannot address the ill-effects of bad transport on the health of people.