In August 2012, the Seidu family had to cope with the bad harvest. Like many farming families in northern Ghana, they had to adopt the ‘one-zero-one’ strategy for the children and the ‘zero-zero-one’ strategy for themselves. ‘One’ represents a meal, ‘zero’ is no meal. So during the lean season, their four children had breakfast in the morning, nothing at midday, and a meal in the evening.

At a time when land has become one of the most critical inputs for economic development, the West Bengal government has embarked on a programme to reclaim wastelands in order to make them arable.

Once a desolate spot, Yamuna Biodiversity Park has now become a favourite haunt of birdwatchers.

Supreme Court allows real estate projects on private forest land in Mumbai. Read text of this important judgement issued on 30 Jan 2014.

Ahmedabad: Bamboo farming has changed the landscape of a village situated on the banks of River Mahor in Kheda district.

The built-up area in the National Capital Region, which includes residential, non-residential, landfill sites, etc., has increased by 34.6 per cent from 1999-2012.

A Planning Commission panel recently recommended allocation of 2 per cent of annual gross budgetary support (to the Twelfth Plan) per year to the 11 Himalayan states, including seven in the Northeast. The amount, at current levels would work out to be about Rs 10,000 crore, to be earmarked for balance period of the Twelfth Plan.

Environmental impact of private sector CDM forestry projects in India - A presentation by Himangana Gupta at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras,
October 26-27, 2013.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suraj Prasad Pandey Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/10/2013 regarding a land in dispute (Khasra No. 85 and its new No. 114 in village Kamta
District Panna, Madhya Pradesh) which was classified as ‘Talaiya’. It appears that subsequently the classification came to be altered and even the area of the ‘Talaiya’ was reduced and the classification of the land was altered from ‘Talaiya’ to ‘Banjar’.

The Ministry of Rural Development will soon put up maps demarcating the availability of wasteland in the country to help in the process of land acquisition, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh