Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth emerged in 2016 from collaboration between the UK Govt and the Ministry of Rural Development in India. One of the central objectives of ICRG is to embed climate resilient strategies in the implementation of MGNERGA – the world’s largest social protection scheme.
The Centre may hope that opening up the coal blocks for commercial exploitation will bring in swift financial benefits for the country’s stagnating economy. However, will the gains really be worth the ecological and human cost they’ll extract?
About two months after the buzz about a national ban on single-use plastics made headlines, the government has come up with the semblance of a definition for ‘single-use plastic’ and a time-frame for phasing it out.