The government is all set to slip on the timetable for the 5,840-km Golden Quadrilateral project. Almost 65 per cent of the work will miss the deadline of December, 2003 by more than a year. The

NIDHI JAMWAL wonders what happened after Gurgaon got colonyfied

The state governments failure to complete irrigation projects has led to an escalation of their combined cost by close to a whopping one lakh crore rupees. According to the Planning Commission, 383 irrigation projects in 23 states have spilled over from

Urbanisation in developing countries is marked by large increases in population and has consequences such as sprawl. As a physical phenomenon, urbanisation takes two paths: through expansion of existing urban bodies by engulfing adjoining villages into th

model town: Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, is likely to be the northeast region's first planned township. The move to prepare the city's master plan was actually triggered by fears about an

Lakes were critical for Indian cities. They prevented floods and recharged groundwater. Today, these holes in the ground are either lucrative real estate for builders, the last resort for slum dwellers, or garbage dumps. In the past decade, concerned citi

Spate of post Bhuj tremors would be a precursor to another major quake. But the authorities are not stirring

the state appraisal committee in Vietnam has approved a controversial routing plan for the new Ho Chi Highway which cuts through the country's oldest national park, Cuc Phuong, housing many rare

Orissa and UP villages once again prove that people are better managers of natural resources than today s obdurate governments

A recent conference proves to be a self revelation of sorts for the wildlife bureaucracy. It admits that protected area management in India is not making any headway