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Business Standard, October 2, 2015

13 Jan, 2016

Crop insured without farmer consent in Chhattisgarh

Millions of farmers in Chhattisgarh were duped to the tune of Rs 335 crore by private insurance companies acting hand-in-glove with the agriculture department. Several farmers like Hirasingh Markam found premium deducted from his KCC though he had not availed the loan-cum-insurance scheme against the card.

Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima

26 Dec, 2014

Women at COP 20 Blast Failure for Real Action in Lima

The UNFCCC's Women and Gender Constituency, representing women from all over the world, unequivocally expressed their agony and frustration towards the failed COP 20, Lima summit in Peru. The representatives urged the nations to concentrate on "System Change" before focusing on "Climate Change".

3rd November 2014, Down to Earth

06 Nov, 2014

What IPCC says about India

The IPCC synthesis report, released on November 1, outlines the effects of climate chnage on all regions of the world. Given below are the implications of climate change specifically for India and Asia, with observations from the synthesis report and the draft IPCC assessment report (AR 5).

UN Women

06 Nov, 2014

World Survey on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

Linking gender equality with sustainable development is important for several reasons. It is a moral and ethical imperative. Efforts to achieve a just and sustainable future cannot ignore the rights, dignity and capabilities of half the world’s population. To be effective, policy actions for sustainability must redress the disproportionate impact on women and girls of economic, social and environmental shocks and stresses.

The Hindu, 28Th October 2014

05 Nov, 2014

Widening gender gap in India

India slipped 13 spots from its last year’s ranking of 101 on the Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum. It has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum’s 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival.

Climate Change promises mapped

26 Sep, 2014

Climate Change promises mapped

An interactive map to show what different countries are doing to combat climate change.

More trees, less drudgery

16 Sep, 2014

More trees, less drudgery

Systematic protection of  village forests through better governed  Van Panchayats is an initiative of  women in village Guna and it's neighboring settlements in Uttarakhand. This has transformed their lives. They now harvest rainwater and grow firewood and fodder trees to regreen their forest. 

News

17 Jun, 2014

Modi Govt commits to 33% reservation for women in Parliament

Recognizing the important role that women play in the development of society and growth of the nation, Government commits to provide 33% reservation to them in Parliament and state legislative assemblies.

News

21 May, 2014

India's Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth - a dilemma

Lots of assumptions but little to act upon in the Planning Commission report on low carbon growth

News

17 May, 2014

Climate change lawsuits filed against some 200 US communities

Climate change lawsuits: Farmers Insurance filed class action lawsuit last month against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for flooding.

Amar Ujala, Nanital, 22 December 2013

22 Dec, 2013

Impact of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of rural women in Uttarakhand

Impact of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of rural women in Uttarakhand.

Hindustan Times, Lucknow, 12 October 2013

22 Nov, 2013

Women play a major role in all agricultural activities

Women play a major role in all agriculture related activities yet they don't get their due. Therefore, priority should be given to women in funds allocation. 

News

11 Aug, 2013

Govt to deepen research on mitigation, similar urgency on adaptation required

The government has cleared the setting up of a National Institute for Climate Change Studies and Actions, a dedicated think-tank that will undertake and coordinate strategic, economic and scientific studies on the burning topic.However,similar urgency on adaptation required. 

  

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30 May, 2013

Worldwatch Report: Organic farming is good for food security and for climate change

Though India’s export of certified organic products is rising, this is the time to increase organically farmed lands...

News

30 May, 2013

Another attempt to overcome extreme poverty: Post-2015 HLP Report submitted

Titled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development”, the new 'beyond-MDGs' report was submitted by the UN high-level panel to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on May 30, 2013...

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01 May, 2013

V P: puts women's empowerment on top of national agenda

Vice-President M Hamid Ansari calls for putting empowerment of women as equal citizens on top of the national agenda. Cites seven specific areas in the 12th five-year plan concerning women's equality...

News

01 May, 2013

Feminist agenda in a lighter vein

'Women's place is in the house - a good enough reason for them to be in both Houses of Parliament'.

News

01 May, 2013

Bihar's cooperatives to have 50% womem members

Bihar government provides 50% reservation for women in cooperative institutions, including the Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACSs).