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#Elections2017: More wasted children, anaemic men, women than before in Punjab
Feb 02, 2017

#Elections2017: More wasted children, anaemic men, women than before in Punjab

As Punjab prepares for assembly elections, its economy is declining and ill-health plaguing people of all ages.

A wasted gift
Aug 10, 2018

A wasted gift

India’s government recently announced a safeguard duty (SGD) on solar cells and modules from China (and Malaysia) starting with 25% in the first year. This decision does not only jeopardise the own renewable energy targets but also harm the own economy. Why not let pay China for India's energy transition?

Achieving water sufficiency through wastewater management
May 23, 2024

Achieving water sufficiency through wastewater management

Considering the role of wastewater in meeting the water requirements of cities, and the negative effects of untreated wastewater, efforts are underway

Budget 2020: Yet another wasted opportunity
Feb 01, 2020

Budget 2020: Yet another wasted opportunity

What an economy generally needs from the government is to help catalyse entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into wealth, if not drive animal spirits.

Can India tap into its bio-waste supply chain?
Apr 08, 2019

Can India tap into its bio-waste supply chain?

Processing bio-waste to bio-fuels and compost will enhance clean energy energy access as well as improve soil fertility.

Developing countries shouldn’t waste this crisis
Apr 25, 2020

Developing countries shouldn’t waste this crisis

If one thing needs to change after the coronavirus, it’s the relationship between the state and migrant workers.

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas
Jan 25, 2023

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost. Distributed production and distribution of compressed biogas (CBG) from municipal organic waste in rural and peri-urban areas could be a cheaper option for local consumers. Such prod

Improving accountability in management of municipal solid waste
Feb 24, 2014

Improving accountability in management of municipal solid waste

While the civic agencies responsible for daily cleaning of streets and removal of garbage are not demonstrating the desired level of efficiency, many urban residents do not follow any of the waste disposal rules, making waste management increasingly difficult.

India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force
Jun 29, 2019

India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force

If Delhi talks to anyone, it must be to Kashmir's elected representatives and other stakeholders, not waste time on the perfidious and pointless Hurriyat, which has only harmed India's interests.

Lessons from transboundary waste trade: Why India should focus on the judicious use of its own waste
Aug 23, 2018

Lessons from transboundary waste trade: Why India should focus on the judicious use of its own waste

This paper examines two types of waste on which India can explore transboundary waste-trade opportunities and challenges: farm-produce waste and municipal solid waste. Using lessons learnt from trade between other countries, the paper argues that while India can augment its economy through increased waste exports or imports, certain conditions must be met for India to benefit from sustained international waste trade practices. The paper recommend

Mission LiFE and women's E-waste side story
Dec 30, 2022

Mission LiFE and women's E-waste side story

Mission LiFE has the potential to empower women in the informal e-waste management sector as it aims to adopt sustainable waste reduction measures

The Three Farmers’ Bills: A wasted opportunity or a transformed reality?
Nov 25, 2020

The Three Farmers’ Bills: A wasted opportunity or a transformed reality?

The government cannot launch measures which tackle different dimensions of the agrarian crisis in isolation from each other.

Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground
Sep 25, 2014

Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground

The Chinese diplomacy seems to have erred on the side of aggression. A golden opportunity "to make a new beginning" was lost mainly due to the face-off in Ladakh. Modi genuinely wanted a much higher level of engagement, but the Chinese President failed to seize the opportunity.

(तीन) नए कृषि क़ानून: गंवाया जा रहा एक अवसर या हो रहा है कृत्रिम हस्तक्षेप?
Jan 04, 2021

(तीन) नए कृषि क़ानून: गंवाया जा रहा एक अवसर या हो रहा है कृत्रिम हस्तक्षेप?

कृषि क्षेत्र में सुधार के लिए लागू किए जा रहे उपायों को सर

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD
Dec 20, 2022

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD

Would AAP be able to translate policy into action during its five-year tenure?

Bridging Water Demand and Supply Gap in Delhi
Jun 24, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply Gap in Delhi

In this article, the situation of water supply and disposal in Delhi is described. The analysis reveals that Delhi government is lagging behind in ser

Cashing in
Dec 07, 2012

Cashing in

The UPA's cash transfer scheme, delivering over Rs.3.2 lakh crore in subsidies and welfare programmes to the poor directly to their bank accounts, if executed well would not only reduce poverty faster would curb a lot of the wasteful spending that has fattened vested interests at all levels.

Collective action against plastic pollution: A global priority agenda
Jun 05, 2023

Collective action against plastic pollution: A global priority agenda

This year’s World Environment Day is aiming to steer individuals, corporations, and governments towards the shared vision of reducing plastic produc

Increase in youth joining militancy in Kashmir is worrying
Apr 14, 2018

Increase in youth joining militancy in Kashmir is worrying

The ultimate solution would be internal talks, when the moderates overshadow the hardliners. By then, it would have led to many young lives wasted.

India–EU TTC meet: Amping up the strategic partnership
May 24, 2023

India–EU TTC meet: Amping up the strategic partnership

The TTC will enable India and the EU to add heft to their strategic partnership and showcase their strengths and policy outlooks on issues of mutual i

Internet restrictions to detention of politicians: 5 August continues in Kashmir
May 04, 2020

Internet restrictions to detention of politicians: 5 August continues in Kashmir

Months after 5 August has been a total waste — recruitments for government jobs continue to be on hold, investments from outside have not come and b

Irresolute on the world stage
Sep 23, 2013

Irresolute on the world stage

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to America will show if there is any political energy left in the UPA government for purposeful international engagement. If the answer is in the negative, the rest of the world will simply wait for stronger leadership to re-emerge in Delhi. India might pay a price for the wasted moments, but the ruling party may not much care, having grown rather comfortable with a do-nothing foreign policy.

Is consuming lab-grown meat ethical, nutritious, safe? What the evidence says
Apr 27, 2023

Is consuming lab-grown meat ethical, nutritious, safe? What the evidence says

Lab-grown meats are new, and the health outcome is still unknown. Most consumers prefer natural products and reject foods derived from unnatural sources.

Is there a future for the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral?
Jan 04, 2024

Is there a future for the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral?

China’s messaging at the recent Foreign Ministers' meeting suggests that the CJK trilateral does not have an optimistic future

Laboratory Biosafety in India: In Search of a Sound Regulatory Framework
Apr 09, 2024

Laboratory Biosafety in India: In Search of a Sound Regulatory Framework

In the biomedical field, laboratories must ensure biosafety while managing pathogens and microorganisms in order to protect personnel and the broader community against potential leaks and lab-acquired infections. Global standards provide a roadmap for the biosafety of laboratories, underscoring the importance of their design and equipment, personnel training, waste management, and communication in preventing potential biohazards from breaching co

Let the rich pay a little more
Jan 16, 2013

Let the rich pay a little more

World over, uncontrolled fiscal stimulus had got a new legitimacy. And now everyone is standing on the edge of a fiscal cliff. The finance minister seems to have the full support of the UPA chairperson to cut wasteful spending this time around.

Maharshatra's Electric Vehicle policy: Challenges with planning and implementation
Feb 09, 2022

Maharshatra's Electric Vehicle policy: Challenges with planning and implementation

The policy speed bumps in the planning and implementation of states’ EV policies need to be addressed to achieve nationwide adoption

Modelling COVID19 response on the Bhilwara prototype
Apr 08, 2020

Modelling COVID19 response on the Bhilwara prototype

In any appraisal of the remarkable work done in Bhilwara, the first object that catches the eye is speed. Soon after a worsening situation came to not

NATO आणि पुन्हा युतीचे राजकारण
Oct 20, 2023

NATO आणि पुन्हा युतीचे राजकारण

चीनच्या दृष्टीने युरोपीय गटाचे राजकारण यावेळी इंडो-पॅसिफिकपर्यंत विस्तारू शकणार आहे.

OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs)
Sep 20, 2023

OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs)

SDGs are not enough for global sustainability. OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs).

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Need for effective implementation of urban development plans
Sep 24, 2013

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Need for effective implementation of urban development plans

Preparation of a town/city plan is a comprehensive exercise involving collection, tabulation and analysis of data on numerous urban development indicators. The enormous amount of time, labour and resources involved in this process usually go to waste as compliance to plan proposals is often quite minimal.

Plenty to be done to NE borders and people
Jun 27, 2015

Plenty to be done to NE borders and people

Despite the strategic significance of the corridor leading to Bomdila, Selapass, Tawang and Bumla Pass, the state of the road infrastructure is deplorable. Accessibility to food, proper sanitation, waste disposal and more importantly transport and logistics are some of the key concerns.

POSHAN Abhiyaan: Fighting Malnutrition in the Time of a Pandemic
Dec 14, 2020

POSHAN Abhiyaan: Fighting Malnutrition in the Time of a Pandemic

While India’s malnutrition rates have improved over the recent years, the country is still home to the largest number of stunted and wasted children in the world. To combat the dismal state of nutrition in the country, the government launched the Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan (‘movement’) in 2017, a flagship mission that aims at a convergence mechanism for the country’s response to malnut

Requirements for maintaining urban sanitation
Mar 27, 2024

Requirements for maintaining urban sanitation

Sanitation challenges will continue to persist in urban centres until there is an expansion in the managerial, financial, and technological capacities

Single-use plastic ban in India: Implementation and scope for improvement
Dec 13, 2022

Single-use plastic ban in India: Implementation and scope for improvement

Five months have passed since the single-use plastic ban came into force but there is little visible impact on the ground

Some breathing space in Paris
May 09, 2017

Some breathing space in Paris

A strong European Union is in the interest of India, New Delhi can do its bit to support this process.

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India
Jun 20, 2023

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India

The unending densification of cities rob all the initiatives from making a visible positive impact

Taking on a burning problem: Mumbai's air pollution
Nov 27, 2021

Taking on a burning problem: Mumbai's air pollution

While much focus is given to North India’s air pollution crisis, Mumbai must now wait till there is a health emergency to act on its rising air poll

The Stuck Afghan Turnstile
Sep 13, 2010

The Stuck Afghan Turnstile

Ever since I returned from Kabul, I am frequently asked by friends: when are the Americans leaving? When I say, "I don't know", I am dismissed like someone who has wasted his time in Afghanistan and returned without finding an answer to a universal query.

Towards a malnutrition-free India: Best practices and innovations from POSHAN Abhiyaan
Mar 13, 2020

Towards a malnutrition-free India: Best practices and innovations from POSHAN Abhiyaan

While India’s malnutrition rates have dropped dramatically, the country is still home to the largest number of stunted and wasted children in the world. Owing to the cultural and geographical variance across states, combatting malnutrition requires a granular approach. POSHAN Abhiyaan, the government’s national nutrition mission launched in 2017, aims to provide a convergence mechanism for the country’s response to malnutrition. This specia

Tracking Water Sources for Delhi
Nov 04, 2022

Tracking Water Sources for Delhi

A review of Delhi’s water sources reveals that there is a shortage of supply even though water is tapped both within and outside the state for suppl

Win In Libya And Lose The Arab Spring
Sep 14, 2011

Win In Libya And Lose The Arab Spring

It is a pity the Spring ushered in by Arab youth has been willfully wasted by the West. Indeed, the shaken monarchies and the remaining dictatorships have rallied around the US and Europe to protect themselves.