We must save other species to ensure the survival of human species

By Prof Sanjay Jain* The Corona crisis has reminded humans once again that they are just one species in nature like any other species - a truth they always tend to forget, knowingly or unknowingly. Nature had been enabling the evolution, sustenance and growth of millions of life species over millions of years that resulted … Continue reading We must save other species to ensure the survival of human species

Development projects do irreversible damage to our rivers, environment, way of life

Rongyoung-River in Sikkim: Threatened by Teesta dam Statement by International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) on the World Rivers Day 2020, “Defend Our Rivers. Defend Our Rights”: Our rivers and rights are at risk. On World Rivers Day, the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) calls to act now … Continue reading Development projects do irreversible damage to our rivers, environment, way of life

Mining reforms: Not a single proposal in any manner promotes the interests of environment

Comments sent by the mines, minerals and People (mm&P) to Dr Veena Kumari Dermal, Director, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, on the proposed reforms in mining sector: The Goa Foundation has already written to you on 26.8.2020 to protest the absurdly short time period provided to respond to the Public Notice dated 24.8.2020, the … Continue reading Mining reforms: Not a single proposal in any manner promotes the interests of environment

If EIA draft is rolled out, there may be serious consequences to natural resources

By Manju Menon & Kanchi Kohli* In the last few weeks, there have been several critical commentaries, political statements and public opinions published on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) draft 2020. It shows the central government’s intention to yet again “simplify” the process of regulatory environmental approvals to many large infrastructure, energy and real-estate projects … Continue reading If EIA draft is rolled out, there may be serious consequences to natural resources

Developmental paradigm amidst Environment day, Biodiversity day in Covid era

By Shankar Sharma* Abstract:  Observing Biological Diversity day on 22 May and environment day on 5 June each year has become a sort of routine for what appears to be a purpose of fashion for most of our political leaders and bureaucrats, who participate in such functions without any commitment to protect the natural resources.  … Continue reading Developmental paradigm amidst Environment day, Biodiversity day in Covid era

Future of environment with future generation: Open letter to MoEFCC

Open letter by Prof Mansee Bal Bhargava1 to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of Government of India, along with Farmer-Entrepreneur, Vivek Shah and Young Thinkers led by Gautamee Baviskar and Kruti Desai: This is an open letter for the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of Government … Continue reading Future of environment with future generation: Open letter to MoEFCC

Why corporates perceive public hearing in environment clearance more lethal than Covid-19

By Anandvardhan Yagnik* Barely a few days into the Covid-19 lockdown and people all over the country had started realizing and sensing how the skies were bluer than before, the air purer and the Ganges cleaner. The carbon emissions fell drastically as human activity came to a halt, the animals started returning to their natural … Continue reading Why corporates perceive public hearing in environment clearance more lethal than Covid-19