Climate change is a serious environmental challenge that could undermine the drive for sustainable development. Since the industrial revolution, the mean surface temperature of earth has increased an average of 1degree celsius per century due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2008 explores the implications of the rapid recent growth in production of biofuels based on agricultural commodities. The boom in liquid biofuels has been largely induced by policies in developed countries, based on their expected positive contributions to climate-change mitigation, energy security and agricultural development.

Under the provision of Air Act, 1981, Central Pollution Control Board has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparation of nation-wide plan for control of air pollution. Information on nature, magnitude and adverse health effects of air pollution is required for rational planning of pollution control strategies.

This study is an analysis of the social impacts and community engagement process for an IFC-supported project in Chhattisgarh, India. It also provides an assessment of the application of IFC Performance Standard 7 (Indigenous Peoples) and related IFC standards and requirements

The Government of India (Ministry of Tourism) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing the Endogenous Tourism Project - Rural Tourism Scheme across 36 sites in the country, to set up alternative models of tourism which would serve to create sustainable livelihood opportunities among low-income communities living in rural areas (2005-2009).

Growing number of vehicular trips by cars and two wheelers which result in traffic congestion, air pollution and traffic accidents has become a major concern in urban areas. Investments in high
capacity rail based mass transit systems are being promoted to arrest this trend. In the last two decades Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi have invested in MRTS/LRT systems. This paper analyses the

This paper, discusses the development of a very high resolution (0.50 x 0.50 degree) daily rainfall data set for mesoscale meteorological studies over the Indian region. The data set was developed using quality controlled rainfall data from more than 6000 rain-gauge stations over India. The analysis consists of daily rainfall data for all the seasons for the period 1971-2005.

M/s Salasar Steel and Power Limited is an existing plant operating 60,000 TPA Sponge Iron Plant, 4,80,000 TPA of Coal Beneficiation plant and a Power Generation unit of 4.5 MW through WHRB and 10.5 MW through CFBC in Gerwani Village, Ambikapur Road, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

Long-term food security is a broad development issue. Food security cannot be achieved without enhancing livelihood options, and the livelihoods of poor communities cannot be improved unless productive resources, such as water, land, forest, rangeland, biodiversity, and the natural environment,