Data Study: Assam reels under floods yet again, what does figures tell us?

Once again the North East states of Assam and Manipur have been in the news, because of the ruthless floods that have destroyed property and many human lives till now. Every monsoon, low lying areas are affected resulting to loss of or injury to life and property. As per the reports of Manipur centre of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, last year rainfall of 1852.4mm … Continue reading Data Study: Assam reels under floods yet again, what does figures tell us?

Discussing the climate change in Trump’s era

Climate change poses a serious risk to the human survival disturbing the health, food, and an adequate standard of living of people across the world. Today, our oceans are under immense pressure dealing with 30% hike in acidity of the sea water caused by heavy emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases pumped into the air by human activity. The increasing level of sea-animal … Continue reading Discussing the climate change in Trump’s era

What these powerful quotes tell us about environment?

June 05 is celebrated as Environment Day all over the globe. The year 1972 marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics: the first major conference on environmental issues, convened under the auspices of the United Nations, was held from June 5-16 in Stockholm (Sweden). Known as the Conference on the Human Environment, or the Stockholm Conference, its goal was to forge … Continue reading What these powerful quotes tell us about environment?

Report on scenario of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dehradun

The report discusses the current scenario of solid waste management (SWM) in Dehradun. Dehradun, is the densely populated and growing urban city. The poor urban governance with low awareness of key health and sanitation issues among the public is creating huge problem in the city. The report provides in detail the present system of waste collection, its constitution and components. The report also discusses about … Continue reading Report on scenario of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dehradun

Coal-Bed Methane: Step towards lowering India’s Carbon emisions

With India’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last week, the government will have to find the best possible alternatives to conventional energy resources. This is especially important considering that India’s coal power capacity has more than tripled from 5.6 GW per year in 2007-08 to 19.5 GW in 2014-15, with harmful effects for the environment, and in 2015-16, India’s crude … Continue reading Coal-Bed Methane: Step towards lowering India’s Carbon emisions

Bio-terrorism: Is India prepared against such new and emerging forms of terrorism?

Bio-terrorism is not a conventional modus operandi to inflict damage upon human lives and property. As science and technology is upgrading itself with every passing day, the risk of discovering a new form of biological phenomenon is also very much obvious. International community has taken a strict stance against such chemical and biological attacks. But, the larger question is, is India prepared?  Bio-terrorism poses a unique challenge … Continue reading Bio-terrorism: Is India prepared against such new and emerging forms of terrorism?

Understanding the struggle for groundwater regulation in India (in the light of Perumatty Judgment)

By: PRERNA TARA (She is a research fellow with Analysis. The entire research has been carried under Research Network Program of Analysis. ) You can reach author at: taraprerna@gmail.com  I. Introduction:- Ground water is the water that seeps through rocks and soil and is stored below the ground. The rocks in which ground water is stored are called aquifers. Aquifers are typically made up of … Continue reading Understanding the struggle for groundwater regulation in India (in the light of Perumatty Judgment)

Essay: Climate change litigation in India

Introduction:- Climate litigation is in its infancy in India. Climate-related claims have yet to be litigated in the courts. There are a few cases in which climate change has been referred to but only in passing. This situation may well be set to change. Climate change and its impacts are rapidly capturing the popular imagination in India. There is a growing recognition of the importance … Continue reading Essay: Climate change litigation in India

Is NDA government compromising the environmental governance in India?

A recent report by Amnesty International highlights that how the government in the regions of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha has failed to protect people and their rights in the process of development. The big corporates and large mining players are overriding the rights of the local communities by taking advantage of loopholes, both in law as well as the governance. Over past two years, there … Continue reading Is NDA government compromising the environmental governance in India?

(Special Report)Anti-Dam Protests in Northeast: Voices are going unheard due to crony capitalism and ignorance by media

Since 2013, no new hydropower project has been installed in the state of Uttarakhand by the courtesy of landmark judgment passed by the Supreme Court.  A special report by Analysis on the on-going protests in the Northeast against the setting up of large hydro power projects. Politics related to water and dams is very old in a country like India. The nation has over a period of … Continue reading (Special Report)Anti-Dam Protests in Northeast: Voices are going unheard due to crony capitalism and ignorance by media

Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:II)

PART-I can be accessed here Andhra Pradesh:- The Department of mining of the state has infused the manual model of operation (which they were using before) with the new technologies. The state followed up the Central Empowered Committees initiative (Indian Railways- online raking system) and introduced 2011 guidelines on procedure for loading of ores from railway goods sheds etc. to prevent illegal mining & transportation … Continue reading Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:II)

Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:I)

With the NGT and apex court taking a strict stance on illegal sand mining in the cases of Gurpreet Singh Bagga and Deepak Kumar, the problem of illegal mining does not appears to be scaling down. Minor mineral mining today stands as one of the biggest threat for the environment. The commentary talks about illegal mining of minor minerals in-depth.   The problem of illegal mining … Continue reading Illegal Sand Mining: Tackling the menace through e-way (PART:I)