The Need for Cities in Regional Planning & Development in India

In the post-independence period, Indian cities had remained auxiliary to the concerns of balanced regional development. The city as a territorial unit in regional planning and development had largely not been the focus; the urban was neglected in favour of the rural by most national leaders at the time (Batra, 2009). With the recent introduction […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change

Climate change is an environmental challenge confronting all countries across the globe in varying degrees of intensity. Across Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe, the adverse effects of climate change have manifested over the years as ozone layer depletion, continental global warming, shower of acid rain, extended fires, melting ice, rise in sea […]

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Groundwater Exploitation in the Northwest Plains

Groundwater subsumes 97 per cent of the world’s readily accessible freshwater and also caters to the rural, urban, industrial and irrigation water supply needs of about 2 billion people around the world, as pointed out by a 2011 World Bank report on ‘Indian Groundwater Governance’. With the gradual depletion of surface water resources by unprecedented […]

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Sustainability and Living Marine Resources

The marine environment, oceans, seas and adjacent coastal areas, with their opportunities for sustainable development form an essential component of the global life support system. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) sets forth rights and obligations of the States and provides the international basis to pursue the protection and sustainable […]

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