Vishwamitri project proposal for Vadodara problematic, high-handed, is a rushed attempt

Opposing the decision of the authorities for floating tender for “rejuvenation” and “flood mitigation” for the Vishwamitri River in Vadodara, several concerned citizens* have said that this has been done “amidst chaotic conditions in the city, Gujarat and the country, in the wake of the world-wide pandemic, COVID-2019.” In a representation, they said that the … More Vishwamitri project proposal for Vadodara problematic, high-handed, is a rushed attempt

Key to equitable, inclusive development is compassionate and sustainable capitalism

By Moin Qazi* The field of social entrepreneurship has attracted great global interest on account of its role in providing sustainable solutions to a diverse range of challenging environmental and social problems – health, poverty and climate change – with limited resources. Social entrepreneurs are drawn by a variety of social missions. They are passionate … More Key to equitable, inclusive development is compassionate and sustainable capitalism

Criminality of fly ash management: Reliance on coal is rarely assessed against public health costs

By Manju Menon, Debayan Gupta, Kanchi Kohli* On April, 10 2020, the dyke of a fly ash pond of Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh collapsed. The slurry collected in the pond made its way into agricultural fields and swept away six people, of whom at least two people are reported to be dead. This … More Criminality of fly ash management: Reliance on coal is rarely assessed against public health costs

Representation to Gujarat govt to divert District Mineral Fund for Covid-19 rehabilitation

Representation to the Gujarat government to release District Mineral Fund (DMF) fund for COVID-19 pandemic rehabilitation, by Rebbapragada Ravi, chairperson, and Ashok Shrimali, secretary-general, mines, minerals & People (mm&P), and Gujarat high court advocate Anandvardhan Yagnik: The world is facing an extraordinary and massive health, social, economic and humanitarian crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic. While … More Representation to Gujarat govt to divert District Mineral Fund for Covid-19 rehabilitation

Indian experience: Scylla of widespread viral infection, Charybdis of socio-economic lockdown

By Debraj Ray, S. Subramanian, Lore Vandewalle* On March 24, 2020, the Government of India ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown – in full force as we write – restricts 1.3 billion people from leaving their homes. Transport services are suspended, educational … More Indian experience: Scylla of widespread viral infection, Charybdis of socio-economic lockdown

Vacillating mother and child health services in India during #COVID-19

By Manish Priyadarshi, Simi Mehta, Balwant Singh Mehta, S Jayaprakash, Dolly Pal, Bharathy, Navneet Manchanda, Ritika Gupta, Anshula Mehta, Arjun Kumar[1] Human health is a prerequisite for the economic health of any country. Unless the population is healthy, the economy of any nation cannot perform. This hypothesis has been validated by the outbreak of the … More Vacillating mother and child health services in India during #COVID-19

Economic dimensions of COVID-19 crisis require comprehensive emergency response by SAARC

South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) has called for rapid response from the South Asian governments to fight the COVID19 crisis and to build unitedly long-term public health care for South Asians South Asian Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) is concerned about the great danger that COVID-19 pandemic poses in South Asia. The pandemic … More Economic dimensions of COVID-19 crisis require comprehensive emergency response by SAARC