India has numerous environmental legislations to keep a check on the environmental and social impacts of the development projects in the country. A new study provides a reality check of these laws´compliance and monitoring mechanisms and suggests ways how local communities can make better use of them.
After 20 years of violence in Mizoram, a Peace Accord concluded in 1986 and the creation of a full-fledged state provided the base for a long-term successful settlement. Margaret Ch. Zama and C. Lalawmpuia Vanchiau have reviewed publications on Mizo history over the last five decades, with a specific focus on the era of turmoil year from the 1960s to the 1980s.
The Government of India signed a framework agreement with Northeast India’s largest insurgent group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), on 3rd August 2015. A conference report edited by Aarushi Prakash and Chok Tsering reviews the situation in Nagaland.
A new report analyses the recommendations from IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report against the policy framework existing in India, and identifies gaps, in order to adopt the suggestions towards a climate resilient low carbon society in India.
Coal contributes more to climate change than any other energy source. It is therefore of utmost importance that the world finds ways by which to tame King Coal, especially as international climate negotiations get underway in Paris later this month. The Coal Atlas - a joint publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Friends of the Earth International - highlights new facts and figures on the state of the global coal industry.
How will climate change impact on biodiversity, agriculture and settlements in the diverse ecosystems of India? “Coping with Climate Change”, edited by Suman Sahai of Gene Campaign, based on solid research and presented in a highly readable manner, documents impacts and provides suggestions for adaptation practices .
These are three oral histories from a little –known transgender community in South India called the Jogappas. The multiple changes in the world around them have impacted the Jogappas in various ways. Each Jogappa provides her account of the unique experiences that have shaped their lives and identities.
The problems faced by transgender persons in India receive little public attention. Aneka, based in Bangalore, works with Jogappas, a little-known South Indian transgender community, and has conducted a study in their lives and social conditions.
Do Indian women who control assets, especially land, have a greater control over their lives? Do they experience less gender-based violence? A new study, based on field data from rural areas in Karnataka, Telengana and Meghalaya that have diverse land-ownership systems, explores the connection.
India’s development assistance has gained prominence in recent years, and there has been a sustained strengthening of ties with its neighbors. In this study hbs partner VANI takes a closer look at the strategic motives and socio-economic impacts of India’s development cooperation with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Combodia.
Indian civil society organizations contribute substantially to South-South Co-operation in Asia and Africa. A study by hbs partner PRIA draws lessons from the rich developmental practices of this sector and highlights the need of recognition and support from Indian policy makers.