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The landmark decision of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, on October 14 to allow the release of BT Brinjal has been viewed by some as the government's commitment to opening doors to new technologies, while others are viewing it with suspicion and call it a hasty decision. The success of...

The most basic of economics taught at the school level talks about demand and supply and the role of pricing in ensuring equilibrium and clearing markets. However, in India, despite huge shortages and inefficiencies in supply and consumption, we refuse to move to market-determined pricing.In the case of water, the tariffs are flat, unmetered...

A big polluter like China comes across as wanting to curb greenhouse gas emissions. India has a GHG-plan but unless this is tabled, we come across as spoilers'The issue of whether India should change its position on climate change is largely academic. In reality, India's climate change position has already undergone progressive transformation with...

The raging oil tank fires in Jaipur have once again highlighted the state of disaster preparedness and response mechanisms in India. What is particularly alarming about the incident is the knowledge that hundreds of such oil depots are probably spread across the country with scant regulatory oversight and even lower levels of awareness about the...