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Lessons from two cities

Pune aims to become a zero-landfill city by 2015. With a range of solid waste management options like localised biogas plants and composting facilities, and policies that encourage door-to-door waste collection and segregation, the target does not seem too ambitious. However, the city municipal corporation needs to ensure it does

Remaining tribals in Simlipal tiger reserve to be displaced

Those shifted out last December are living under plastic sheets in searing heat. Is this how relocation is meant to be carried out? Munda men from Jamunagarh village are resisting attempts to relocate them, found Survival International in a recent visit to Simlipal (Photo: Survival International) The forest department of

Mahan coal block dispute before green tribunal

After two-year-long protests, demanding settlement of forest rights prior to mining, residents of Waidhan forest range approach National Green Tribunal for grievance redressal The approval to mine Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district has been challenged  before the National Green Tribunal. The coal block was jointly allocated to