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In the past six weeks I have had occasion to travel to the hills in the new state of Uttaranchal. The Kumaon and Garhwal hills have a unique personality, which is perhaps totally different from what is seen in other mountainous regions of the world and, in fact, even from the rest of the Himalayan range in this country. Earlier visits in...

The official website of the Commonwealth Knowledge Network states that the stock of science and technology (S&T) manpower in India is 6.3 million. It estimates that scientists and engineers engaged in R&D in 1994 numbered 1,36,503 and expenditure on that year was US$ 2,172.4. This works out to 0.81% of that year's GNP. While in several respects...

A constructive relationship between government and the regulator is essential for the success of regulatory reform. Such a relationship can develop only when governments empower the regulators so that they can hold their own. It is, however, not easy to empower the regulators. Bureaucracies all over the world do not willingly give up the powers...

The World Population Day is celebrated annually on July 11. The genesis of this date goes back to 11 July 1987 when the world's population crossed 5 billion people. It was then decided by the UN that July 11 would be World Population Day, when the UN system and the global community would focus on population issues and related developments. Over...

Two major events have taken place in the field of global climate change during the last one week. The first is the submission of a report by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to the US President, dealing the assessment of the extent and nature of climate change that is taking place globally. The NAS had been requested by President George...

I have two concerns on which I am trying to carry out research and study during my stay at Yale, both of which do have an identifiable connection. The first relates to understanding the nature of rural poverty in developing countries and its nexus with natural resources and the environment. The second deals with policies and institutional...

It is unfortunate that the Dabhol project is in such a terrible mess. This is clearly the result of serious lapses and mistakes on the part of all the stakeholders.

Independent regulation involves the transfer of powers once exercised by governments to autonomous statutory agencies whose status in government is not clearly defined. This has naturally caused friction between ministries and regulatory authorities, and has resulted in a debate on the relationship between the government and the regulator.

The Planning Commission is in the process of formulating the Tenth Five-Year Plan, which, based on press reports, will target a much faster reduction of poverty in India. Several approaches can be conceptualized for the elimination of poverty, but perhaps the most effective and certainly the most sustainable approach would be the building of...