From Change.org: India’s National Mineral Policy is open till Feb 9, 2018 for public comments. Minerals are a shared inheritance. The present mining system in India is leading to enormous losses of our mineral wealth, with only a few cronies benefiting. This must stop. Hence we are sending the representation to the Ministry of Mines.
Rahul Basu writes: Goa Foundation, one of the country’s best-known environmental groups, has proposed a whole new approach to mining that’s designed to tackle the colossal damage caused by rampant corruption and human greed. It can be applied globally to natural resources and commons generally, but starting with minerals as their economic values are clearer.
Counterview reports: At a time when indigenous communities are losing access to land, and other natural resources, these activists have been relentlessly fighting for social justice, mostly in schedule five areas and other tribal belts. Here are profiles of some of these inspiring grassroots heroes, who were recently felicitated at an event held in Delhi.
Meet this year’s Earth Heroes, winners of the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2015, who form a part of the small tribe of people who keep our planet wonderful. Men and women who work with steadfast passion to protect what remains of wild nature. (Pictured above: Two of the award-winners – Goa-based environmentalists Claude and Norma Alvares).
Task Force Report (TFR) of the 38th Indian Social Science Congress 29th March – 2nd April, 2015; Visakhapatnam, India. Prepared by Dr. Claude Alvares, Dr. J.B.G. Tilak and Sumana Nandi Introduction: The Indian Academy of Social Sciences (ISSA) in association with Andhra University held the 38th Indian Social Science Congress on ‘Knowledge Systems, Scientific Temper and
Here are some more additions to Mansoor Khan’s ongoing series of video interviews with experts in various fields from ecology to energy to economics. The interviews take off from the themes covered in Mansoor’s book, The Third Curve: The End of Growth. As We Know It!. View more videos at: The Third Curve YouTube channel Claude Alvarez