In India, out of a land area of 330 million ha, only cultivated. The remaining areas of forests, woodlands, grasslands, marshes, rivers, lakes and shorelines are common property resources (CPRs).

A major land conservation bill lies stalled in the us Congress. The California Desert Protection Bill, described as the biggest land conservation measure in the country in over a decade, is being

THE misery caused by this year"s drought was unnecessary. Typical of India"s weather, rainfall in several parts dipped below the normal last year but these fluctuations were small. Yet we failed to

This report analyses the little understood relationship between development and environment, the impact of environmental degradation on individual, social groups, tribals and nomads. In many ways, this voluntary report on the state of the environment in India is a unique document. It is the product of an enormous participatory effort. A range of voluntary agencies and individuals interested in environmental issues have contributed their best efforts towards making this report.

महात्मा गांधी ने कहा था कि धरती सबकी ज़रूरतें पूरी कर सकती है लेकिन एक भी इंसान का लालच नहीं. और ये अब और भी साफ़ दिखने लगा है. ये हमारा लालच नहीं है तो क्या है कि धरती जितने संसाधन पैदा कर सकती है उससे ज़्यादा हम खपत कर रहे हैं.

ADB initiated the study on the Cross-Sectoral Implications of Biofuel Production and Use with the objective of generating scientific information on biofuel production and its use to facilitate implementation of the biofuel policy by the Government of India.

This study implements a new methodology developed by the JRC IES and IE for estimating changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soil and above- and below-ground biomass resulting from global land use changes caused by the production of biofuels. The methodology is based on the Tier 1 approach as developed under the IPCC 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.


an international fact-finding mission, which visited Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district recently, has expressed concern over the displacement and loss of livelihoods of tribal communities due to

Acquisition rates have to be responsive to give armers a good information environment