Case for National Water Law 12 Feb 2012 There is scope of Residuary legislative power in the context of water conservation, sustainable use of water as a resource and water use efficiency.
Tightrope walking on LARR Bill 18 Aug 2011 Proposed Draft Land Acquisition Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill (LARR) aims to provide better safety mechanism to land owners and dependents but some of its conditions could turn out to be too stringent and difficult to implement.
Towards conflict free land acquisition 05 Aug 2011 Before acquiring lands for development, the governments must ensure that the original land-owners are made stakeholders in the progress, instead of being left behind homeless and jobless.
Budget takes green turn 07 Mar 2011 The budget for the year 2011-12 aims to incorporate green concerns into development aspects and to give a big fillip to renewable energy technologies.
Protect people, conserve wildlife 25 Feb 2011 The revised guidelines of MoEF regarding Critical Wildlife Habitat are not in consonance with the spirit of Wildlife Protection Act and Forest Right Act.
Sustained pollution of major rivers; continuous decline in groundwater reserves; priority allocation to non-consumptive sectors; and, growing disparity in water distribution only indicates that the worst is still to come!..