Lands In Limbo

Lands In Limbo

As the High Court has come up with a fresh direction in Banihal land acquisition case, it seems that judiciary is the only hope for aggrieved land owners of J&K whose land and property is being forcibly acquired by govt.

Mining Mafia in J&K: Need to Streamline Riverbed Mining

Mining Mafia in J&K: Need to Streamline Riverbed Mining

The lack of CCTV based surveillance and the bypassing of technological checks are done to give a leeway for dubious dealings. This is done to ensure there is no transparency at all.

Is Government e-Market System Draining State Exchequer?

Is Government e-Market System Draining State Exchequer?

But after purchases started being made through the GeM portal this Department has been made dysfunctional. The Government is planning to wind-up this department. This would be a blunder.

Jago Grahak Jago: Make State Consumer Commission Operational

Jago Grahak Jago: Make State Consumer Commission Operational

To make the Consumer Protection Act 2019 operational, State Commission should be constituted not only on papers but President and members of this commission should be appointed soon, so that all the pending cases are heard and new cases are also listed for hearings”

Emperor

Emperor's New Clothes: Public Information Officers or Post Offices?

This ‘loophole’ in the Act is being increasingly used by government departments to deny information to RTI applicants by passing the buck. Even if the PIO possesses the information, the application is forwarded to other public authorities mostly subordinate to the officer

Wise Link: Forest Rights Act & Biodiversity Act 

Wise Link: Forest Rights Act & Biodiversity Act 

It is very important to link up all the Forest Rights Act & Biodiversity Act to ensure sustainable environmental conservation practices which will in turn strengthen the forest governance in J&K.

How

How 'Har Gaon Hariyali' Will Increase Our Carbon Stock   

The details of saplings purchased and planted should be made public on official websites. At village level as well, the details should be made open so that there are no chances of corruption in this programme

Use Solar Energy in J&K to Tap Groundwater

Use Solar Energy in J&K to Tap Groundwater

In the case of JK , there won’t be any of such challenges as we have huge sources of ground water which only need to be explored. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough electricity available in the upper reaches of J&K and the ground water is thus not properly tapped.

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