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Environment protection and development need to be synergized: Javadekar

Oct 21, 2014 01:19 PM People’s participation was a prerequisite to address the challenges facing the environment, said Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

India: A market for surrogacy, why not!

Oct 01, 2014 10:00 AM Surrogacy is now a million dollar industry resulting into livelihoods for thousands of poor women in India, writes Renu Pokharna.

We should address challenges of malnutrition, unemployment: Pranab

Sep 04, 2014 06:40 PM We should address with utmost of speed the challenges of malnutrition and unemployment, the Indian minister said.
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Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot

Sep 02, 2014 02:50 PM Biodiversity in the Western Ghats has been under siege for decades, writes Priyanka Pulla.
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How smart is a smart city?

Aug 01, 2014 11:30 AM The current model of resource management, developed in rich Western cities, is costly, writes Sunita Narain.
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A budget with new challenges for women

Jul 28, 2014 03:02 PM For starters, this budget ushers in the end of the entitlement regime, previously marked by prominence of government sops and doles, writes Rajiv Saxena.

Should India deal with nutrition governance as Brazil did?

Jul 07, 2014 06:05 PM Currently almost half the children in India are malnourished, which negatively impacts their productivity throughout their life, writes Arun Gupta.
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Why FDI in food sector is unhealthy?

Jul 04, 2014 03:55 PM The Indian govt should consider setting up a group of independent experts of integrity without any aid from industry for guiding the action to reduce dietary intake of sugar, writes Dr Arun Gupta.
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A large number of Indians are still energy-deprived: Dr Pachauri

Jul 02, 2014 01:20 PM There is a need to tackle the interrelated challenge of climate change and sustainable energy, said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and -Resources Institute (TERI).

Need to change people’s perception about bureaucracy: Indian minister

Jun 09, 2014 06:27 PM India’s Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar believes that two way dialogue between people and government was the process of Administrative Reforms.
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India needs a National Farmers Income Commission

May 24, 2014 06:30 PM Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma strongly advocates that the income a farmer earns in India should be de-linked from the price that his crops fetch in the market.

Will the member states take on big Food?

May 20, 2014 05:15 PM In the era of nutrition being taken over by the Big Food, and businesses are enjoying equal power in decision making on policy and programmes, writes Arun Gupta.
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Sister, where art thou?

May 12, 2014 10:40 AM As Florence Nightingale said so many years ago, nursing is not merely a science, but more so an art, write Kavita Narayan and Devaki Nambiar.
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Myanmar continues to need global support during critical transition phase: Ban

May 02, 2014 03:49 PM Continued international support for the efforts of the Government of Myanmar in the areas of democratization, socio-economic development and national reconciliation will be vital, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, noting that despite positive changes, the country faces a number of serious challenges.

Natural capital is a critical asset for low-income countries: Achim Steiner

Apr 17, 2014 03:03 PM By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tonnes of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year, said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director.

Medical Entomologist in India: Species on the verge of extinction?

Apr 07, 2014 06:15 PM The agent that assists an effective control of vector born disease the ‘Trained Medical Entomologist’ is now on the verge of extinction, writes Deepak Saxena.
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People with autism battle discrimination and exclusion: Ban Ki-Moon

Apr 03, 2014 10:55 AM Tragically, in many parts of the world, these individuals are denied their fundamental human rights, said The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s in his message on World Autism Awareness Day. Read his message below:
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Time to recognize domestic work as legitimate work is now: Jayati Ghosh

Mar 04, 2014 12:17 PM Domestic work is a crucial livelihood option for millions of women in the country, said Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
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We need to move towards low carbon strategies: Alvarez

Feb 28, 2014 06:06 PM Philippines is the third most vulnerable country to global warming and climate change, says Heherson Alvarez, commissioner of the Philippine Climate Change Commission.

Time to break the groundwater-energy nexus, says Vijay Kumar

Feb 06, 2014 08:05 AM A myriad of problems and challenges need to be addressed to ensure food security, out of those, ground water management is the most important, says Vijay Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

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