The Centre's decision to redesign the scheme for providing urban amenities in rural areas could emerge as a new model for managing urbanisation of rural areas, says Arvind Mayaram

This article presents a review of methods in 60 empirical studies on forest conservation impact of popular participation in forest management.

Arunachal Pradesh, being a largest state of Northeast India, harbours great number of plant species which are endemic to region. The diversity and endemism of state has kept it in the category of biodiversity hot-spot. Though, in recent past, numbers of plant species are being listed as rare, endangered and threatened because of increasing threats from anthropogenic and other natural factors.

There is an emerging recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. In the past, however, it has been common to make divisions between nature and culture, arising partly out of a desire to control nature.

This paper examines the possibility of using economic instruments, especially pollution taxes and bargaining approaches, as a means to encourage or improve people

Concerned over the subsidy bill touching about Rs 1.90-lakh crore in 2010-11, the Planning Commission today pitched for halving it, which, if accepted, could push up the prices of fertilisers, cooking gas and foodgrain being sold through ration shops.

The district Collector, Akash Tripathi, has said that minimum two works based on water conservation and greenery must be started in every village panchayat based on public participation under

Negotiate is a vital new resource for those interested in designing, leading, or participating in negotiation and consensus building on sustainable water resources management. Water practitioners are increasingly called upon to negotiate workable agreements about how to best use, manage and care for water resources.

Using cross-country data, the major thrust of this study is to establish the existence of a nonlinear relationship between environmental performance and ethnic diversity, while controlling for factors known to affect a country

Elected officials and managers are both integral players in natural resource management. Politicians and technicians recognize that interdependencies exist, but finding organizational models that effectively integrate the distinct political and technical aspects of these endeavors remains a challenge.