Better management systems hold the key to overcoming water scarcity

Troubled by the degradation of soil and water, French farmers are now switching to a more sustainable practise of agriculture

Water will become the most prized and precious commodity in the coming years. Internecine conflicts over the resource are already the order of the day and a global water crisis seems not too far away. But the water-guzzling US state of California is show

Without water, cities in California have fared disastrously

More than a quarter of California's agricultural land is irrigated. When the state had reeled under a prolonged drought in 1987-92, innovative concepts like water trading and water banking

Water trade in California involved various mechanisms to help encourage efficient use

Pro and anti dam activists join hands to establish an independent body for reviewing large projects

The number of institutions trying to integrate environmental concerns with economics is still small in India, especially given the size of the country and the diversity of its environmental problems and challenges, but a small beginning has already been made. This volume presents the proceedings of the national environment and economics meeting held in January 1994, in New Delhi.

VIRTUALLY routed in the 1984 parliamentarry electionsthe BharatiyaJanata Party (Bip) made a remarkable comeback in the 1989 and1991polls. The party also came topower in four states in the

BJP's policies on science and technology (1991 manifesto) have come a long way from those envisioned in the 1984 elections. With a clear pro-urban bias, the 1984 manifesto had promised to evolve