Nanakram Gujjar of Haripura has studied up to fifth class and was the most educated person in his village till last year. He chose to be a bachelor in protest against the tradition of bride price. He is landless although he comes from a joint family of 51

Low water prices have been pinpointed as being responsible for wasteful consumption by both domestic and industrial consumers, but what does the government propose to do about it?

Higher rates have to be charged if the Indian paper industry is to learn a much needed lesson in water conservation.

Faced with a water shortage, Madras Refineries Ltd has opted for cleaning up sewage water and recycling its own effluents to meet its water needs.

Down To Earth"s round table on fiscal instruments to manage the environment brought together economists, environmentalists and representatives from industry. What emerged was that the concept of economic instruments, though still at a nascent stage, is b

Balotra, an arid little town in Rajasthan, has a novel way of raising money to treat effluents from its mushrooming textile dyeing and processing industry.

The Centre for Science and Environment recently interviewed a number of environmental experts, industrialists and economists to come up with a list of suggestions for green taxes and financial incentives:

The Damodar is the most polluted river in the country today, thanks to the several industries that have sprouted on its mineral-rich banks. Experts say the only way to save the Damodar valley is for these highly polluting industries to make massive invest

A voluntary group helps street children by organising them into associations and building a home for them.

An offshoot of the pollution caused by the coal industry is an illegal but profitable, briquette making business.