Rashme Sehgal

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Tribals, farmers told to cough up `8K for meet

The high-profile India Water Week being organised by the ministry of water resources (MWR) between April 8 and April 12 wants all stakeholders to be present for this important meet being held in Vigya

Forest office to blame for tragedy

Why has the ministry of environment turned a blind eye to thousands of hectares of forest land being taken over by the builder lobby in the outskirts of Thane, including the Kalwa-Mumbra area where the recent building collapse has seen 74 dead?

‘20% rise in kids in hazardous work’

Despite higher school enrolment, recent ILO studies confirm that the number of children worldwide in hazardous industry have shown a 20 per cent rise.

No need for water treatment plant at Palla: Experts

The Delhi government’s decision to set up a 31 MGD water treatment plant at Palla on the Yamuna floodplain has evoked strong opposition from environmentalists.

Reddy wants early consensus on GM crops

The ministry of science and technology seems to be veering towards giving the green signal to GM crops.

Water privatisation a step away?

Is the PPP model going to work in the field of drinking water services?

River expert calls for Brahmaputra authority

Prof. Chandan Mahanta, India’s water specialist on the Brahmaputra river basin who heads the Centre for Environment at IIT Guwahati, believes the ministry of water resources (MWR) must set up the Brahmaputra River Valley Authority (BRVA) at the earliest.

ERC offers grants for cutting-edge research

The European Research Council (ERC) led by its secretary general Prof.

Draft police bill more draconian than AFSPA

While Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has been pressing for the early removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA ), the draft J&K Police Bill (2013) prepared by his government plans to give more sweeping powers to the police force than have been given to the Army.

Wildlife group complains to MoEF over Jindal plant

The Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO) has asked the ministry of environment to investigate into the Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) plant illegally drawing groundwater for its upcoming power plant in Ang

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