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Reports From the States

Reports From the States
Government relief and rehabilitation measures, which included generous monetary compensation, for the tsunami affected Nicobarese tribals inhabiting the southern Nicobar Islands has spawned idleness...
The recently passed Punjab (Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property) Bill, 2014, considered draconian by civil rights activists, circumscribes the right of the people to protest against...
The dominance of Maharashtra’s politics by the Congress and the Maratha elite had been weakening since 1995, and the triumph of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party in the assembly election...
One cannot prevent nature from expressing its fury, but one can prepare better and be able to respond quickly after the event. Neither was in evidence in Visakhapatnam before or after Hudhud struck...
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to go alone in Maharashtra has opened up the political field and forced the traditional champions of Marathi pride to rethink their political strategy. Will this...
The Mahuva Andolan against the construction of a cement plant by Nirma on ecologically sensitive wetlands highlights the limitations of the people’s protest amid the state government’s focus on...
Illegal shrimp aquaculture is a thriving business in Chilika, though it is banned since 1996. The entire enterprise is based on informal relationships. Interestingly, post-2002 some Primary Fishermen...
Urban development centered around Hyderabad over the last few decades has eclipsed the growth of other small and medium towns in the Telangana region, leading to “intra-sub-regional disparities”. In...
The violence that erupted in the Assam-Nagaland border a month back has been the fallout of poor governance by the respective state governments. Their complicity in the violence is linked to the...
Kashmir’s rich historical traditions, replete with stories and folklore drawn from a multilingual tradition of historical composition in Sanskrit, Persian, and Kashmiri, get glossed over when its...
To bolster its edible oil security, India is aggressively pushing for oil palm cultivation in the country despite its well documented deleterious socio-economic and ecological impact. In this...
Communal elements have managed to polarise the Meos and the Hindus over a road accident, leading to yet another riot-like situation. This divisive politics needs to be nipped in the bud as political...
In a bid to break the wheat-paddy cropping cycle and promote crop diversity in Punjab, the state government is trying to encourage the cultivation of maize, which relatively consumes less water. This...
The demand of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to oversee the functioning of gurdwaras represents the legitimate aspirations of the Sikhs of Haryana and more significantly, inversion...
In the absence of alternative means of livelihood, ganja cultivation for decades has been the mainstay of livelihood for many families in the backward district of Ukhrul, Manipur. For these poor...

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