Livelihood

Forest Rights Act of India, Part 3

(This is a continuing series of articles on the Forest Rights Act, part 1 and part 2. This is the third and final part of the series.) The following anomalies need to be addressed for better implementation of the act: There is a need for better30

Green Cess

Forest Rights Act of India, Part 2

(This is a continuing series of articles on the Forest Rights Act. This is the second part of the series.) Perhaps no other legislation has seen such diverse views since its inception. While the conservationists feel that the Forest Rights Act would destroy India’s forests,30

Forest Rights Act of India, Part 1

(This is a continuing series of articles on the Forest Rights Act. This is the first part of the series.) Introduction The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is unique in being a legislation that guarantees traditional local30

Watch your step…by which I mean your carbon footprint

During the late 90s and early 2000s it became incredibly important for companies to be seen to be green; more and more businesses tried to reduce their carbon footprint by a significant amount and received plenty of kudos for their efforts. However, when the banking30

Indias GHG emission

Climate change can earn you profit…

Increasing concentration of Green Houses Gases [1](GHGs) mainly due to human activities has resulted into warming of the atmosphere leading to what is known as climate change. Governments all over the world have committed themselves to GHG emission reduction targets to combat the potential effects30

Dachigam National Park location

Dachigam National Park, J&K

Location- Jammu and Kashmir, 22kms from Srinagar. Protected Area Category- National Park Area- 141 sq kms Best time for visit: May- August, Sept- December The name of the park means “ten villages” which may allude to the ten villages that were relocated during its formation.30

Power demand-supply position of the state of Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the largest power generating state in India with installed electricity generation capacity of 26,838 MW (As on 31st August 2012). Maharashtra constitutes 13% of the total installed electricity generation capacity in India which is mainly from  fossil fuels such as coal and natural30