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Drylands too conserve biodiversity
By Rina Mukherji | 20 Dec 2012
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Genetic wealth belongs to people
By Shalini Bhutani | 25 May 2012
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Initiative to save Asia's vultures
By Atul Sathe | 20 Feb 2011
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Unfair share, uncertain futures
By Shalini Bhutani & Kanchi Kohli | 20 Sep 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Conserve wetlands in India: BNHS
By d-sector Team | 22 Jul 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

UN talks must focus on sustainable use of biodiversity
By d-sector Team | 14 Jul 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Preserve biodiversity through community initiatives
By Pandurang Hegde | 22 May 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

GM forests or fuel mines?
By Pandurang Hegde | 20 Mar 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Kerala declares itself GM Free State
By d-sector Team | 12 Mar 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Gene bank to conserve microbial resources in Gujarat
By d-sector Team | 09 Mar 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

New species can't keep pace with human-driven extinction, experts fear
By d-sector Team | 08 Mar 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Jharkhand finds new wetland
By d-sector Team | 09 Jan 2010
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Tribals join hands with WWF to preserve ecology
By Prabal Das | 23 Nov 2009
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

Tanzania's local community vows to protect lake and its flamingos
By d-sector Team | 26 Oct 2009
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

ADB to help protect China's endangered species
By d-sector Team | 24 Oct 2009
ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT - Conservation - Flora Fauna and Biodiversity

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Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

Lead View
People, Partition and the Pain
By Rina Mukherji
15 Aug 2013

Dr Jayanti Basu's book analyzes the complex feelings of hatred and longing for the homeland that have contributed to shaping the personalities of a generation of people who were forced to ..
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