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Notwithstanding the controversies related to the uncertainty in predicting climate change, let alone the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the new and emerging issue insofar as the developing country context is concerned is the access to additional funds and technology through the Clean...

The annual budget of any government is in some sense like a performance by the proverbial Indian juggler. It is not merely an exercise in balancing the annual revenue and expenditure of the government, but also a major effort in stimulating economic growth and development and maximising the country's human welfare. Even more important, however, is...

Are regulatory relationships in India well-managed? In fact, are they managed at all? To answer this, one has to go back a little into their history. The establishment of regulatory bodies in India in the mid-1990s marked the beginning of a new phase for various utilities. The requirements of the new regulatory role included internal and external...

  • Deccan Herald, 5 February 2003

As the first Secretary to the Government of India in the newly established department of Science and technology, Dr Arcot Ramachandran, who has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan award this year, had a major role in the setting up of agencies like the National Remote Sensing Agency, the Ocean Science and Technology Agency, Environment Planning,...

Less than eight months remain before the Cancun Ministerial meeting and two years before the Doha Round of WTO negotiations is scheduled to conclude. As with most contentious issues, the negotiations on trade and environment are moving nowhere. Yet they are of special significance as they are likely to set in motion the direction for further...

In WTO, the developed-developing dichotomies are more often than not insignificant, as countries adopt different positions on individual issues that suit their specific interests. At the Doha Ministerial Conference, for instance, the common position of developing countries failed to converge when they gave up on environment at the last moment....