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Laatu is an agricultural labourer who lives in the village of Mangraulli which is part of the VIP Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi. Laatu and his family use a kerosene lamp for lighting their hut.

Two significant events took place last week, which may not be very significant in themselves, but are symbolic perhaps of a powerful trend that seems to be taking place in the developed world. The very forces that have in the past contributed to an unprecedented level of environmental degradation are now at work to move the world towards a new...

The World Petroleum Congress in Calgary, Canada, opened in mid-June 2000 amidst protests by hundreds of demonstrators, forcing the police to take extra precautions. This was not so unexpected. Protests against oil exploration in ecologically sensitive areas have been voiced for quite sometime now. The problem of greenhouse gas emissions from the...

There is growing interest among multilateral and bilateral organizations in formulating development assistance schemes to remove poverty. The Asian Development Bank, for instance, has developed clear-cut criteria that will be used as a screen for evaluating if it should finance specific projects or not. The World Bank, of course, has been...