Articles by: Dr Narasimha Reddy Donthi

Handloom Sector doesn’t get due share in Union Budget 2021-22

Handloom Sector doesn’t get due share in Union Budget 2021-22

Corona had severe impact on handloom sector and weaver livelihoods. Most of them have slipped into poverty. Unfortunately, there is no change in the budget for handloom sector, from the previous interim budget. It is a mere Rs.495.32 crores. Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, a woman Union Finance Minister, who wears handloom sarees and has a good understanding of handloom products, failed[Read More…]

by 25/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Pesticides Poisonings in India: Implications for business accountability and regulatory reform

Pesticides Poisonings in India: Implications for business accountability and regulatory reform

Background In 2017, hundreds of small-scale farmers and farm workers were poisoned – and over 20 died – in just a few weeks whilst spraying pesticides on cotton fields in the district of Yavatmal.  A key product involved was the insecticide Polo, manufactured by Syngenta. The use of Polo’s active ingredient diafenthiuron is long banned in Switzerland and the European[Read More…]

by 08/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Coronavirus structure. Credit: https://www.scientificanimations.com / CC BY-SA

Covid2019: Biosafety challenges in India

Bio contamination from labs is a serious concern that can have social, economic, political and environmental implications. Sometimes, irreversible ecological contamination is a given consequence. Health Canada reports that world-wide until 1999 over 5,000 cases of accidental laboratory infections and 190 deaths[1] have been recorded. These reports are the tip of the iceberg and point to the clear dangers and[Read More…]

by 27/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Corona Pandemic and Civil Society

Corona Pandemic and Civil Society

Corona pandemic is spreading and intensifying in India, in this year. Last year, despite fears, people did not feel the problem as much as now. In March, 2020, lockdown was justified citing the dismal health infrastructure in India. With images of individuals falling in the streets of China, Spain and Italy haunting, there was an expectation that situation in India[Read More…]

by 24/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Recent Threatening Trends to Democracy

Recent Threatening Trends to Democracy

Democracy is all about access to resources, rights, participation in decisions, freedom and the ability to pursue choice. Democracy the world over has been under threat, in recent times. In fact, in India, increasingly dilution of democratic processes can be traced to chronology of globalisation of Indian economy. There is a perspective wherein globalisation is aligned with the democracy. Globalisation[Read More…]

by 18/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World