THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 September 2017
Environment
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
MUMBAI FLOODS
Mumbai after the 2005 deluge July 26, 2017 marked the 12th anniversary of Mumbai’s mega flood in 2005. Darryl D’Monte looks into the causes and effects of the deluge.
Cities OP-ED
MUNICIPAL WASTE
Holding a municipality accountable Hasmukh Dhumadiya describes the ordeal of residents of Bakshipunch Society in Dwarka, Gujarat, and their efforts in overcoming it.
Human Rights Right To Info
COAL HANDLING
Residents using rule of law to secure justice Hasmukh Dhumadia narrates his experience of helping the local residents of a village in Gujarat in their fight for environmental justice.
GUJARAT
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
The need to reform environment clearance process Debadityo Sinha discusses how a coal power plant managed to receive environmental clearance by giving false information, which the National Green Tribunal finally overturned.
Environmental Law and Regulation
CRITICALLY POLLUTED AREAS
Crying out for strong environmental regulator Himanshu Upadhyaya takes a close look at the Critically Polluted Areas mentioned in a recent CAG audit report on the environmental clearances and post clearance monitoring process of Ministry of Environment.
Environmental Law and Regulation
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS
Environment Ministry to bend over backwards to whitelist illicit projects A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and “brought into compliance” within the next six months. Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli report.
Government
WORLD BANK
Funding the coal boom Darryl D’Monte looks into why World Bank through its affiliates continues to fund coal power stations in India despite its claims to contrary.
Madhya Pradesh
RESTRUCTURING WATER ORGANIZATIONS
Creating National Water Commission A recent report suggests merging the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) into a new organisation to be called the National Water Commission. Shripad Dharmadhikary comments on the report.
Water Government
TROUBLE AT ALANG
Graveyard of ships struggles to survive One of the largest ship-breaking yards in the world at Alang in Gujarat is crumbling as the EU Commission and the Supreme Court are now putting pressure to get them to create modern environmentally friendly facilities. If they do not do it, the graveyard of ships will die says Ramesh Menon.
Labour Issues Environmental Hazards GUJARAT
MUMBAI'S WOES
When cities go under Mumbai is closer to finalising its 20-year development plan, from 2014 to 2034. The plan might be hiding more than it reveals, writes Darryl D'Monte.
Urban Cities Urban Poor
DRAFT NATIONAL WATER FRAMEWORK BILL
The right to water for life The Draft National Water Framework Bill, put out for public comments recently, represents an important and progressive step forward despite some shortcomings and challenges involved in its implementation, writes Shripad Dharmadhikary.
Water Government
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