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UPP starts preparation for Assembly polls

12 February, 2012
Dehradun, 13 February 2012, Tribune News NetworkThe Uttarakhand Parivarthan Party (UPP) has started its preparation for the Assembly election of 2012 by giving directions to strengthen the party at the district and village levels, and also prepare a list of possible candidates. It was also decided to emerge as the third front with the help of like-minded political parties if needed against the... more


The expedited glacial retreat in the Himalaya is an ecological threat

8 September, 2011
Suresh Nautiyal’s Keynote address on the Himalaya Day functions at the Apeejay University, Haryana on September 9, 2011. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ladies, Gentlemen and dear students, I feel obliged and honoured to be here among you. The Himalaya Day is being observed on September 9, since last year i.e. the year 2010. The Himalaya Day was conceptualised by the ecological... more


Story of indigenous rice seed with local farmers

3 April, 2011
Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties.But it’s not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the survival of a sustainable agriculture system with the knowledge of over ten thousand years.It's about a global phenomenon taking place where a non-sustainable system systematically... more


The Ruling Stick: Uttarakhand Panchayati Van Niyamavali (Panchayat Forest Rules 2005)

30 November, 2010
GOVERNMENT'S LAWS AND REGULATION VERSUS PEOPLE'S RIGHTS By Suresh Nautiyal The Van Panchayat (village forest council) mechanism has been in practice in the Central Himalayan Region of India (now state of Uttarakhand) for over seventy years. It 'lawfully' empowered the village people to nurture, protect and conserve the neighbourhood/community forests and use their produce. However, the mechanism... more


The direct democracy at village level: A perspective with reference to the Central Himalayan state of Uttarakhad

26 July, 2010
By Suresh Nautiyal   INDIA has been romantically popularised as the largest democracy on earth as if democracy is the ultimate and the most perfect system of governance! I have no great idea of any other better form of governance; however we certainly can improve on the given system by moving towards the direct democracy i.e. empowering people to take their own decisions collectively and... more


Direct democracy at village level: Obstacles and possibilities

30 June, 2010
Indian perspective with reference to the Central Himalayan state of Uttarakhand Presentation made at the “The 2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy” Summit at San Francisco, USA in July 2010. By Suresh Nautiyal INDIA has been romantically popularised as the largest democracy on earth as if democracy is the ultimate and the most perfect system of governance! I have no great idea of any... more


More than a hundred villagers protesting peacefully are injured by police assault in India & South Korea

27 May, 2010
Greetings from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)! I am writing to you to share our appeal for police attack on tribes protesting against POSCO (multinational Korean steel company) steel plant project which will clean forest and their land where thousands of tribes have been living in generations.  The police fired indifferently at protests including women and elders using shotguns and... more


澳、印環保大將 加入台灣「反對高科技血汗」連署行列

1 May, 2010
澳、印環保大將 加入台灣「反對高科技血汗」連署行列 新頭殼 newtalk 2010.05.01 顧美芬/綜合報導 參加亞太綠人大會的印度環保運動者范達娜西娃博士,抵達台灣不到24小時已經開始積極參與台灣的環境議題,不但簽署了反對國光石化開發案,並跟澳洲綠黨主席鮑伯布朗(Bob Brown)一起當場簽署由台灣環保團體提出的「反對高科技血汗!」連署書,反對高科技產業毒害勞工,造成環境污染。 鮑伯布朗指出,近年氣候變遷議題漸受重視,澳洲前總理因推展核能及拒簽京都議定書而下台。 范達娜西娃回答記者提問時表示,犧牲少數民族生命財產,完成幾家大企業利益的作法是不對的。以印度來說,經濟成長率9%,結果是12億人生命掌握在4、5個有錢人的手中,雖說帶動經濟成長,但這是假象。(http://newtalk.tw/) 發表意見  |  推薦 ( 0 )... more


印度環保先鋒席娃:越是身體力行 就更有力量

30 April, 2010
「我們越是身體力行,就越有改變的力量!」(the more we practice, the more power we generate for change)印度環保運動者范達娜.席娃(Vandana Shiva)在亞太綠人(APGN)大會中說道,改變世界的力量來自於你我每日的身體力行,而非被動等待高層「覺醒」(如哥本哈根會議),草根運動表面雖看似卑微但卻具滴水穿石之效。與會者莫不以熱列掌聲回應席娃的演說! 席娃也支持民間團體反對無限度開發科學園區的訴求、並盛讚台灣民眾自主發起募股買地搶救白海豚的行動。 APGN第二天議程今(1)日於天母國際會議中心大禮堂展開,印度知名生態運動者席娃親臨會場致詞。澳洲綠黨參議員鮑伯.布朗(Bob Brown)介紹席娃的主張是:「兼顧全球視野以及人性,主張人類應該與地球和諧共存,而非利用破壞」。 席娃是一位量子物理博士,... more


Melting Himalayan Glaciers

30 April, 2010
OVERVIEW: The Copenhagen Accord set the aim of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), but did not set a year by which carbon emissions should peak, nor did it spell out the aim for 2020, the important mid-term target year. Green activists and campaign groups slammed the deal for falling far below what scientists are claiming is needed to spear the threat from climate... more


Nationwide farmers’ movement is need of the hour

28 February, 2010
Jardhari along with several other activists from Jardhargaon and nearby areas in Tehri district of Uttarakhand formed Beej Bachao Andolan (Save the Seeds Movement) in eighties. The drive not only revived traditional farming methods and rejuvenated agricultural diversity but also created awareness about sustainable indigenous seeds. The movement has become a success without any grants from any... more


Haunting Beauty of the Ghats

30 November, 2009
By: Suresh Nautiyal The charm of the ecological unit called Sahyadri is there! The more you visit Sahyadri or the Western Ghats the more you realise how little you know about nature. Flipping through Sahyadri: Reminiscences and Reflections -- edited by Sudhirendar Sharma and published by Prakruti Hulemalgi Brothers Uttara Kannada in Karnataka on behalf of the Save Western Ghats Campaign, one... more


Climate Change: Melting Glaciers and Drying Rivers in Himalaya

14 November, 2009
Before talking about the melting glaciers and drying rivers due to climate change in the Pan-Himalayan Region, it is important to take note of the view that the process of global warming is not new. According to this view, the process of climate change actually began some 18 thousand years back. I believe, if such a process was already in place, the industrial revolution and introduction of the... more


Civil Society Organisations' Participation in Climate Change: a national dialogue

14 November, 2009
CLIMATE CHANGE: MELTING GLACIERS AND DRYING RIVERS IN HIMALAYA India Peace Centre, Nagpur, 15-16 November 2009 By Suresh Nautiyal, Member, National Steering Committee of Citizens Global Platform, India Dear and respected Panel Members, CGP India Convener, NSC Members, State Coordinators, Ladies and Gentlemen! Before talking about the melting glaciers and drying rivers due to climate change in... more


A tragedy foretold

29 November, 2008
The hapless people of the Kosi flood plain in northern Bihar were told that the Kosi embankment project would usher in a new era of prosperity and hope for them. These areas are submerged under water for many months each year. Suresh Nautiyal reviews DK Mishra's book, which traces the history of this engineered tragedy Even as the relief contributions continued to pour in from the various... more


Scars of development

31 December, 2006
By: Suresh Nautiyal This monsoon, as we moved closer to Gangotari from the holy town of Uttarkashi, the hum of demon-sized machines, bulldozing sounds of construction vehicles, and dynamite explosions became as perennial as the river Bhagirathi down below the serpentine and muddy road. The dusk was already drawing its dark shades amidst uninterrupted drizzling. The bewildered driver of our... more


No equity, if sustainability threatened

31 December, 2006
By Suresh Nautiyal TRANSLATING grave environmental issues into ecological democracy movement is an enormous task before us all in the era of forced globalisation and chosen globalised warming. In fact, the subject is already dried out recipe of modern technologising world even as we wish to move forward in search of ecological sustainability that has been the object of fierce debate in the midst... more


Reckless consumption making the world filthy

31 December, 2006
ACCORDING to a recent report by the US and European environmental groups, the rapidly industrialising India and China have claimed four of the top ten most polluted places on the planet. The ‘top ten list’ is based on scoring criteria devised by an international group of experts including researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Hunter College, Harvard University, IIT Delhi, University of Idaho... more


Promoting Ecological Democracy in South-North Cooperation

3 November, 2004
Re-thinking the relationship between Southern and Northern civil societies in enhancing ecological democracy: A case of South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABILITY Defining ecological democracy is one of the tasks before us in this seminar. The concept is a new one and has to be debated and defined in fora like this seminar where people from different cultures and... more


Water Crisis in India: Agenda for the 21st Century

3 January, 2003
Part One: Some Facts   General Scenario Water, the finite natural resource, covers more than two-thirds of the earth, but only a small part of it is suitable for drinking and irrigation and is distributed unevenly among countries. According to the UN estimates, the total amount of water on earth is about 1.4 billion (one point four billion) cubic kilometre (cu.km), which is enough to cover the... more