Separate ministry for Himalayas?

A group of environmentalists have suggested that a separate ministry be set up for the Himalayan region. Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna said, ‘The disturbances in the Himalayas is not a concern for the Himalayan communities alone. Conserving the pristine Himalayas should be the responsibility of30

Suzlon

Palakkad adivasis to get a share of profits of SUZLON

The Kerala government has decided to share profits with the Palakkad adivasis of Kerala. Suzlon had erected windmills and according to allegations had usurped land from the adivasis. There is some uncertainty regarding the actual land in dispute.  Chief minister Oomen Chandy said, “The ownership30

Solar Farming – Indian perspective

The future of solar technology is immense in India. The currently available principle solar technologies comprise of solar PV’s and solar thermal with variations of the two. While solar PV makes use of the photoelectric effect, solar thermal aims at concentrating solar energy and storing30

Endosulfan- To ban or not to ban

Lately, all political parties seemed to have joined the bandwagon and everybody wants Endosulfan to be banned. Let us see whether it truly deserves to be banned. (Read more about the ban on endosulfan in India) Endosulfan is an off patent insecticide that is widely30

Green marketing

Green marketing, put simply is the marketing of products that have a green tag to them and have been prepared using sustainable environmental practice and are considered environmentally safe. One traditional problem associated with green marketing is that it sometimes asks consumers to forego something30

Environmental Jurisprudence in India -Part 1

The causes of environmental problems are manifold. Some of them are a direct result of unfavourable negative impacts of various developmental activities while some arise due to lack of development itself. These maybe at the global level such as global warming and climate change, at30

Environmental Jurisprudence in India -Part 2

Cont. from Part 1 Some important court petitions and judgements In the case of M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India (AIR 1987 SC 1086), Ganga Tanneries Case, the S.C. by further extending the scope of Article 21 held that the enterprise is strictly and absolutely30