Mineral

India’s Faulty Mining And Mineral Policy: The Loopholes

With several mineral deposits, India ranks first in the production of coal, iron ore, chromite, mica, and bauxite. Besides, it has large deposits of building stones such as granite, marble, limestone etc. in addition to huge deposits of cement and steel grade limestone. India has a maximum number of mining leases of major and minor […]

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Kerala’s Dwindling Freshwater Resources

It would appear that with about 3m of annual average rainfall and a variety of natural and man-made freshwater sources, Kerala, is a land of surplus water. But, studies by reputed research institutions in the State reveal that Kerala is no ‘safe state’ as regards fresh water availability. Ensuring uninterrupted year-round fresh water supplies remains […]

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Subsidies Can Improve Sanitation, Shows Study

With poor sanitation estimated to cause 280,000 deaths per year worldwide, improving sanitation is a key policy goal in many developing countries. Yet governments and major development institutions disagree over how to address the problem. A new study released in Science in April, 2015 found that in Bangladesh, a community-motivation model that has been used […]

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