In a bid towards transparent and swift allocation of scarce natural resources, including airwaves, a high-powered government committee headed by former finance secretary Ashok Chawla will devise a policy matrix to suggest the changes required in the current methodology in different central ministries and departments.

A report will be given in the next four weeks.

As per this order by the Supreme Court, the transfer of village community land for private and commercial use is illegal and all state governments have been asked to prepare schemes for eviction of illegal occupants of village community land and restore them back for the purpose it was originally meant for.

Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy has alleged that the State government is cheating the tribal community by adding three clauses to an agreement reached between the then United Democratic Front government and the tribal leaders in 2002. At a press conference here on Thursday in connection with the Kerala Mochana Yatra led by him, Mr.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, Goa Government and Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) asking them to maintain status quo, staying the November order of the Bombay High Court (Goa Bench) upholding the cancellation of land allotment to seven Special Economic Zone (SEZ firms).
The direction came on a bunch of petitions filed by realty tycoon K Raheja

Land degradation, synonymous to desertification in arid, semi arid and sub-humid region, covers the processes adversely affecting productive capacity of land under different land use systems. Present paper reports the extent, type and severity of land degradation in south Asian countries.

The thematic Report on ‘The Role of Women in Natural Resource Management’ highlights the role of women in preservation of plant species, flora and fauna and on their livelihood options. This report widens people’s awareness on the role of women in retarding the effects of resource depletion.

In the factors that affect income and poverty outcomes, there are some features unique to India. Caste, ethnicity, religion and even regional origins all influence income outcomes.

The influence of John Locke’s theory of property on the policies governing India’s landscape is examined in this paper. Locke’s concept of wasteland, as opposed to value-producing land, constituted a founding binary opposition that constructed how landscapes were categorised.

This latest biennial publication by Central Water Commission provides a wide range of statistical data on water resources and the related sectors in India.


Today, there is a growing consensus on the cross-cutting contribution of resource rights to reducing poverty, achieving food security, resolving resource conflicts and providing incentives
for sustainable resource management and as a contribution to democratic development.