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The process of alienating people from natural resources has not stopped, even with the attainment of statehood

Most politicians and activists see the Forest Conservation Act as a hurdle towards empowering the tribal population. They want the act amended

Rich in natural resources but extremely poor, the three new states are in need of a new strategy for development. But no blueprints have been drawn so far. DOWN TO EARTH reports on the posers thrown up by the birth of Chattisgarh, Uttaranchal and J

The Ramsar Convention of IUCN held in 1971 in Iran raised global

This publication documents traditions, practices technologies and policies of water harvesting in the country. It also assesses state government efforts to deal with drought. The book has a clear message for the thirsty times ahead: Water must be made everybody's business.

Rajya Sabha members have recently demanded that the Union government should speed up its efforts to sign a treaty with Nepal, that will allow the government to channelise the waters flowing into

The book looks at the value of water as a basic need instead of valuing water in terms of productivity in agriculture and industry, or in terms of the costs of supply. It examines water in the

A total of 2.4 billion people across the world do not have any access

The use of water which is the most important and scarce resource, needs to be guided by national perspective for sustainability. In an effort to develop, conserve, utilize and manage this vital

the Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956, which provides for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers and river valleys, will soon be amended to incorporate the