One reason is land degradation, mainly due to human activities like deforestation, mining/quarrying, construction, roads, other infrastructure for economic development, human settlements for increasing population, etc.
Ayushman Bharat: It is the world’s largest government-funded scheme, and is targeting more than 50 crore poorest beneficiaries or nearly 10 crore households and each family would have a cover of Rs 5 lakh per year.
Only 4% of world’s water resources are available to us, and we have to provide for 16% of world’s population. Thus, our huge water shortage is sure to land us in a critical situation, if urgent steps are not taken. We are
Farmers’ distress over the past few years has taken a new dimension so much so that political parties, without exception, are now using it as an opportunity to win elections by promising farm loan waivers if they come to po
The language of the Rulebook that emerged in Katowice is rather weak and vague. It provides many loopholes to rich nations to dilute their historical, moral and social responsibility towards poor developing nations. Although
I wrote an article “Can Delhi breathe cleaner air this winter?” (goo.gl/oB7VMh) during the onset of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP. But, alas, hopes of the people have been dashed despite so many mea
Any discussion on official statistics in any fora generally hovers around reliability, availability, timeliness and comprehensiveness of the formulation of socio-economic policies by governments, and their implementation, mon
We should increase yield per hectare by innovative interventions so that some portion of the crop is saved even if untimely and extreme weather conditions cause damage, and we need to supplement farmers’ income by other mea
India had an installed wind power capacity to the tune of 32.28GW till the end of 2016-17. While we installed 5.4GW (exceeding the target of 4GW) in 2016-17 and 3.423GW (a record then) in 2015-16, its energy programme may be
History may repeat itself, as had happened with Kyoto Protocol in 1997, where the US did not ratify the protocol following a change of guard in Washington, even though it was instrumental in getting it through. Moreover, with
The recent raging fires in the forested areas of Uttarakhand—which had spread to the nearby states of Himachal Pradesh and J&K (though now these appear to have been doused by a rainy spell)—have once again brought to the