The CSD urges governments to take up sustainable tourism development

A comprehensive two-volume dossier on environmental issues, events, policies, practices and challenges in India, along with statistics on environment-related facts.

This book presents a national overview of the startling array of challenges faced by India - including pollution and waste generation. The book demonstrates how all natural resources, from land and forests to water and biodiversity, are under immense pressure and in turn, compounded poverty. Rapid industrial, agricultural and urban development has led to alarming and ever-growing levels of pollution. The solution lies in good governance and the application of appropriate technological and management solutions as the nation inches towards higher rates of economic growth and social development.

N K Sanghi , director, National Institute of Agriculture Extension and Management in Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh , has been advocating a modified concept of watershed management that addresses the issue of equity. Sanghi, who spo

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.