Thursday, March 31, 2011

The sky isn't the limit

By Sudhirendar Sharma
Climate Change, reducing size of arable land and availability of freshwater have forced some thinkers to explore options of vertical farms. But the capital-intensive nature of farmscraper remains a major concern.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

UP goes the Punjab way By Devinder Sharma

Considering the role of mandis in making Punjab food bowl of country, it is urgently required to set up a nationwide network of mandis in India. Though late, but UP government has taken a right decision to increase their number.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Fukushima rings the warning bell By S. G. Vombatkere

The accident in the nuclear power plant at Fukushima after the earthquake and tsunami has raised serious questions about the safety of nuclear energy based power plants.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

People want Bijli, not bullet By Shankar Sharma

Rising cases of people's unrest against poorly planned power projects are a matter of great concern and the policymakers must strive to ensure that the proposals are based on overall societal welfare.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Budget takes green turn By A. Vaidya

The budget for the year 2011-12 aims to incorporate green concerns into development aspects and to give a big fillip to renewable energy technologies.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Better late, than never By Devinder Sharma

Pranab Mukherjee has made a beginning to improve the conditions of the deprived and marginalised sections but the policies need much higher allocations to make any positive transformation in the lives of the poor.