THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
18 AUGUST 2018
Environment
INLAND WATERWAYS
National waterways in need of a new course

The Centre gears up to take national control of the Kosi and Gandak and turn them into commercial waterways. Shripad Dharmadhikary and the Manthan team report on findings from a recent visit to the region.

Economy BIHAR

RURAL WOMEN
Unheard and unknown they lead
Issues that affect underprivileged women have not got enough attention in the mainstream feminist movements in India. Yet the women from rural areas and from lower classes and castes have been leading struggles for their rights, says Navya P. K.

Women's Representation Women
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Incandescent bulbs continue to flicker
Recent research by the Prayas Energy Group shows that notwithstanding a big spike in demand for LEDs in recent years, more steps are needed to phase out incandescent bulbs.

Energy Economy
URBAN RIVERS
Concrete riverfronts or ecological rejuvenation?
A two-day dialogue on urban rivers held in Pune recently focused on the plight of urban rivers. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports and presents his views.

Urban Water
CAG AUDIT IN ODISHA
Waiting for compliance patiently
Himanshu Upadhyaya examines a CAG audit report to point out the blatant non-compliance of environmental laws largely by the Forest officials.

Odisha
TEESTA STAGE III HEP
Violating laws, making losses, damaging environment
Teesta Urja’s penchant for getting into trouble and illegalities continues unabated. Soumik Dutta reports.

Economy Sikkim
MAHANADI WATER DISPUTE
Setback for optimal river basin planning
Shripad Dharmadhikary explains why setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi Water Dispute will not help the people or the river.

Odisha Chhatisgarh
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
Major problems of our time are all interconnected
Recently Darryl D’Monte interviewed the famous physicist Fritjof Capra at the annual meet of Greenaccord international environmental journalists in Italy. Here he reports on Capra’s separate remarks about the environment, along with quotes from his books and blogs.

Economy Society
DELHI POLLUTION
Forget politics, focus on smog science
It’s not the crop burning, stupid. It’s vehicles that create smog and the media should educate the public. Anup Kumar explains.

Urban Media
MINING IN ODISHA
More money for more dust
Harapriya Nayak and Santosh Dora share their experience of working with the tribals of a small village in Odisha, who were suffering because of heavy mining happening in their area and how they brought about a change.

Mining GUJARAT
HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Will biting the Bullet Train leave us with no teeth?
Darryl D'Monte analyses why the proposed Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is not the need of the hour, nor worth the cost.

Transport OP-ED
BOOK REVIEW
Indira Gandhi’s elite environmentalism : a paler shade of green
Darryl D’Monte reviews Indira Gandhi – A Life in Nature , a new book focussing on Indira Gandhi as a naturalist.

Reviews
LARGE HYDROPOWER PROJECTS
Throwing good money after bad
Shripad Dharmadhikary critically examines the proposed push for hydro power projects in the recently released Draft National Energy Policy for public comments by NITI Aayog.

Government
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