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The current drought affecting several parts of India is merely a symptom of a growing problem that this country must address with forward vision. Lack of access to good quality and adequate quantity of water for the citizens of India renders meaningless progress in all other fields. There are varying estimates of total useable water resources in...

We need a new culture of energy conservation, prime minister Manmohan Singh said in his Independence Day speech this year. He said this in recognition of India's dwindling natural resource base as also in the context of the challenge of climate change that the world is facing.Almost exactly a week later, the chief minister of Delhi is reported to...

Energy insecurity is a matter of grave concern for all. More so for India. The country is already on a shaky wicket importing 75% of its oil consumption with 75% of these imports from just one region—West Asia. What is even more worrisome is that our rapidly rising import of coal are fraught with uncertainties, as mentioned above.

Listening to the same grudges being voiced on a routine basis po-ssibly makes us immune to the malaise around us. The challenge of poor governance is one such silent virus that has invaded us and is threatening the lives of millions of people in India. Examples of the occurrence of this virus abound but, as in the case of number of deaths, get...

In actual fact the decade of the 1950s did not set a very good platform for protecting the environment. It is, of course, true the environmental problems associated with industrialisation and rapid growth of several sectors had not appeared on the scene in that period, but political and other compulsions at the time led to large-scale...

Attention on the subject of climate change appears to wax and wane in this country, having reached a peak in 2007 when the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came out providing strong evidence of human influence on the earth’s climate. The report also detailed the serious impacts of...

The realisation is now dawning across the globe that development which the world has pursued in the past is not sustainable. This derives from the growing evidence of damage to various ecosystems, but also most glaringly from mounting evidence of climate change. The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...