State governments are building land banks, using both private and common lands, to attract investment in manufacturing and infrastructure, but at the cost of people’s rights.
State governments are rushing to build land banks, using both private and common lands, in an effort to attract investment in manufacturing and infrastructure.
The Ministry of Rural Development commenced the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) in June 2011 through a comprehensive door to door enumeration across the country.
SECC 2011 is also first paperless census in India conducted on hand-held electronic devices by the government in 640 districts.
SECC 2011 data to be used to identify beneficiary and expand the direct benefit transfer scheme as part of its plans to build upon the JAM (Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana-Aadhaar Mobile number portability) trinity.
After natural disasters, governments often relocate vulnerable urban communities in the name of humanitarian relief. But urban communities rarely welcome such relocation, since it frequently exacerbates their daily challenges or creates new risks. Indeed, resettlement after a disaster is often another form of eviction. This briefing discusses the situation in Chennai, where state and local authorities have been building resettlement tenements on inland marsh areas using centrally sponsored schemes for affordable housing.
State of Environment Report Orissa is prepared by Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Orissa, India
This report presents Orissa's environmental status and data relating to forest resources, forest profile, climate, biodiversity, demography, cropping pattern and ecology.
This report also provides other information of the state like economy, health, power and population.
State of Environment Report Manipur is prepared by Environmental Information System(ENVIS) Manipur.
This report presents Manipurs environment portfolio relating to policy planning, conservation, regulation, co-ordination and promotion of environment related issues along with its meaningful application in various developmental programmes to achieve the socio economic objectives of the State.
Governance for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (G-SHE): Guidelines and Best Practices is . This publication, which forms part of our broader climate change adaptation strategy, puts together key guidelines related to the governance and management of the Himalayan ecosystem, along with case studies.
This report focuses on the threats to biodiversity, status of implementation of the National Biodiversity Action Plan and progress achieved towards meeting the 2010 biodiversity target.