Food sovereignty – an important aspect for poverty alleviation

By Dr Aniruddha Dey* Nepalis call it Gundaruk. Gundruk is actually recognized as a national dish of Nepal. While living with the Nepalis in the Dooars area, the common people have adapted Gundruk in their diet as part of acculturation process. They don't say Gundruk, say Gundru. When cauliflower, cabbage, ash guard, spinach, etc. are … Continue reading Food sovereignty – an important aspect for poverty alleviation

Meeting the employment challenge: Public policies for livelihood adequacy and security

By Dr Kamal Nayan Kabra* Basic Issue: Growth sans employment is travesty of development Fair, remunerative, assured (that is continuing over a reasonable length of time such that cannot be terminated arbitrarily ) provision of opportunities to the adults to earn their livelihoods to sustain themselves and their families by contributing to the national/ social … Continue reading Meeting the employment challenge: Public policies for livelihood adequacy and security

Climate Migration & Urban planning in Bangladesh: Impact and way forward

By Simi Mehta* Climate migrants or refugees are the victims of global warming and climate change is forcing them to move away from their places of origin or homes due to inhabitable conditions. There were 25 million climate refugees in 1995, this number is expected to increase to 200 million in 2050. The mass migration … Continue reading Climate Migration & Urban planning in Bangladesh: Impact and way forward

Rooftop solar is a much better bet for India than large-scale renewable energy projects

In a letter to RK Singh, Union Minister for Power and NRE, with copies to Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior power and policy analyst Shankar Sharma has said that rooftop solar is a much better bet for India than large-scale renewable … Continue reading Rooftop solar is a much better bet for India than large-scale renewable energy projects

Opposing nuclearization, teaching sustainable development, organic farming, handloom

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant By Umang Sonker* A significant tragedy struck a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal in 1984, and the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was a wake-up call for the entire world. The debate over nuclear power has kindled ablaze. Nuclear energy and its dangers became more well known. The difficulties of such … Continue reading Opposing nuclearization, teaching sustainable development, organic farming, handloom

Wrong narrative: Push of digitalization has solved MGNREGA corruption

Mayank Prakash* The story of modern India is one for the history books. The world’s largest democracy has had an impressive rise from being a colonial-ruled third-world country to one of the influencers on a global arena. Much change has been brought about by the shift in ideologies, from socialism to communism to today’s prevalent … Continue reading Wrong narrative: Push of digitalization has solved MGNREGA corruption

Bringing about social and economic welfare in remote villages of Mulshi

By Tejonidhi Aphale* Shri. Anil Vyas was a lecturer at college during 1990-91 and witnessed a massive influx of people coming to the cities for education. Bhadas, Gawdewadi, Shileshwar,Asde, Khubawali are 5 villages located on the bank of river Mula in Pune. They were isolated from rest of tehsil due to dead end of the … Continue reading Bringing about social and economic welfare in remote villages of Mulshi