No doubt there are environmental costs to the rolling out of the physical infrastructure like water supply pipes or roads or electric city production and distribution and even telecom development. We are all concerned of the cost to the environment. The public policies like Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission […]

Virtually all population growth over the next 30 years will be in urban areas, signaling that urbanization is here to stay. It is associated with many health challenges related to water, environment, violence and injury, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, harmful […]

Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN Habitat at the WUF The World Urban Forum is one of the world’s premier conferences on cities. It was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, […]

A disturbing phenomenon observed in most developing countries of the world is the failure of city governments in meeting the basic needs of the urban population. It is a well known fact that inadequate levels of infrastructure and services adversely affect the quality of urban life as well as the […]

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation announces a month-long course on environment management in India. The course titled ‘Agenda for survival: A certificate course on the policies and practices of environmental management in India’ will be conducted by CSE’s education and training unit […]

200 mosquitoes swarmed into our bedroom last night. Some of them also managed to get into our mosquito net which meant a sleepless night. The impact it had on our lives was upsetting and bad tempers. Our local society is complaining that ever since the Delhi Metro work began in […]

With a total of 11 years of experience in ground level conservation, anti-poaching, and rehabilitation work, Tiger Watch – a Non-Governmental Organisation working out of Sawai Madhopur – on the outskirts of the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan – has put together its experience and knowledge – invaluable for those making a sincere and serious effort towards conservation.

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