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Common Effluent “ill-treatment” in World’s third largest pharma hub

A report by Manshi Asher and Sumit Mahar

Last month, on October 14th, around noon, there was a massive

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Press Note 24th October 2017: “Pancheshwar Dam should not be considered for environment clearance”, Affected People, Environmentalists tell Expert Appraisal Committee, MoEF

As the Expert Appraisal Committee of the Ministry

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‘Pot-Pilgrims’ and Gods of Himalayan Things

With tourism to Parvati Valley on the rise, local communities struggle to cope with the pressures of the new consumerist society.

The village square is bustling with activity. Women are seated along the stone wall boundary of the

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Is There No Place for the Poor in Dharamshala “Smart” City?

The migration of poor, homeless people in distress from faraway rural areas to upcoming urban and sub-urban

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Why Forest Rights Act, 2006 is the way to go in Himachal

To address historical injustice faced by the forest-dependent communities in India, UPA government

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Press Note: Implement FRA to resolve forest land occupations of landholders: Himachal Van Adhikar Manch; 5th February 2017

The members of the Himachal Van Adhikar Manch, a state level forum of social organisations advocating

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Press note 3rd January: Forest Rights Committees lead the way on FRA claim filing process in Himachal even as government unresponsive

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4 Forest Rights Committees (FRCs) of Gram Panchayat Kandral in Baijnath submitted their Individual and community claims under Forest

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