In 1987, citizens of Gothenburg accepted the challenge of cleaning up their city and succeeded admirably.

Job creation, to stop migration of its residents to bigger cities, was the aim of Overtornea's action plan.

The nonconventional energy sector is seen as the mainstay of the nation's future power requirements and is all set for major expansion, following a significant infusion of funds.

MYRADA moves a step forward in rural appraisal programmes, emphasising the necessity of involving villagers in their own development.

After initial success in deriving energy from water, sun, wind and biomass, India is poised for a great leap in making these the energy sources of the future.

A typical PALM exercise takes about five days and includes the following: Day 1: Introductory The focus is on understanding the history of the village, its layout and the infrastructure

MNES anticipates that its financing in the last two years of the Eighth Plan will be augmented by about Rs 1,300 crore, with the additional funding coming mainly as external assistance from the World Bank and GEF.

Controversy over Himachal limestone mining

The subject of limestone mining in ecologically fragile Himachal Pradesh has become a political football, with plans changing as governments change. Villagers are divided on

Litigation against unscientific and environmentally dangerous mining activity brought Himachal Pradesh lime quarries into national prominence.

Kerala's coast has become a battleground between traditional and mechanised fishing communities, jeopardising the marine ecosystem.

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