लाखों के पीछे बचपन

किशोरों को जेल में रखना किशोर न्याय की मूल भावना के खिलाफ है. किशोरों को वयस्कों के लिए बनाए जेल में रखा जाना किशोर न्याय अधिनियम का खुला उल्लंघन है. खुलेआम न केवल किशोरों को जेल में भेजा जा रहा है बल्कि ऐसी घटनाएँ दिनों-दिन बढ़ रही हैं. हालाँकि इसका कोई आधिकारिक आंकड़ा उपलब्ध नहीं है कि प्रदेश की जेलों में कितने बच्चे बंद हैं लेकिन बिहार राज्य विधिक सेवा प्राधिकरण के 'बंदियों की स्थिति रिपोर्ट 2015' के मुताबिक प्रदेश की 58 जेलों में कुल 476 बच्चे बंद हैं...

Status of Taungya Settlements in the Terai Region of Uttarakhand

The taungya system was devised by the forest department during the colonial rule in the early years of the century along with the policy of reservation of forests by the government, obviously as a means of procuring cheap in fact free labor for laying and protecting new plantations often in place of the newly exploited and clear-felled natural forests...

उत्तर प्रदेश में डिलीवरी वर्कर्स की स्थिति; लखनऊ - एक अध्ययन

ई-कॉमर्स कंपनियों के बढ़ते व्यापार के साथ ही डिलीवरी वर्कर्स की मांग बढ़ती जा रही है. लखनऊ जैसे शहर में ही विभिन्न ई-कॉमर्स कंपनियों के दस हज़ार से भी ज्यादा डिलीवरी वर्कर्स काम कर रहे है. ये डिलीवरी वर्कर्स असंगठित क्षेत्र के मजदूरों की श्रेणी में आते है. ज़्यादातर कम्पनियाँ इन्हें थर्ड पार्टी के ज़रिये काम पर रखती हैं और यह उनके लिए किसी तरह की सामाजिक सुरक्षा के दायरे से बाहर होते हैं...

अभावों में रहने को मजबूर मदनमहल के विस्थापित

शहर के निर्माण और विकास में शहरी ग़रीब, मेहनतकश वर्ग का बड़ा योगदान होता है. इनके बिना शहरी विकास की कल्पना भी नहीं की जा सकती. मध्य प्रदेश के जबलपुर शहर के विकास में महत्त्वपूर्ण योगदान देने वाले इन्हीं मेहनतकश ग़रीबों की वर्षों की मेहनत से तिनका-तिनका जोड़ कर बनाए गए आशियानों पर जनवरी 2019 में जेसीबी के क्रूर पंजे का प्रहार हुआ और उन्हें शहर से लगभग 18 किमी दूर कचरा ढोने वाली गाड़ियों से कचरे की तरह ही फेंक दिया गया...

इन मासूमों की मौत का ज़िम्मेदार कौन?

मुजफ्फरपुर जिला में चमकी बुखार से साल 2019 में पांच जुलाई तक 150 से अधिक बच्चों की मौत हो चुकी है.  स्वास्थ्य अधिसंरचना के मामले में बिहार की हालत चिंताजनक बनी हुई है. प्रति दस लाख की आबादी पर स्वास्थ्य केन्द्रों की संख्या साल 2012 में 109 थी जो कि 2018 में घटकर 99 रह गई है...

Improving the Human Rights Conditions of Beedi Workers in India

Beedi industry is generally located in unorganized sector. However beedi rolling began in the factory sector, over the last three decades manufacturing has shifted to ‘households, small unincorporated units and into small work sheds.

Halting the Hate - Social Responses to Restore the Harmony

Hate crime‟ has not been defined in Indian jurisprudence and therefore it is handled the same way as that of a conventional crime ignoring the acute differences between the two. A hate crime is a conventional offense but with an added element of bias...

Cyber Crime; Being Mean Behind the Screen 

In the current era of online processing, maximum of the information is online and prone to cyber threats. There are a huge number of cyber threats and their behavior is difficult to early understanding hence difficult to restrict in the early phases of the cyber attacks. Cyber attacks may have some motivation behind it or may be processed unknowingly...

Children and law : An insight into the juvenile legal system of India

in India, despite of being the largest democracy in the world, judiciary is on the weaker edge. Laws are made and policies are formulated in order to make justice accessible to all, but due to lack of infrastructure and implementation, these laws and policies does not end up into something effective and fail to serve the society with needed solutions.

Sustainable Development in South Asia; Daunting Challenges, Little Progress

South Asia houses around quarter of the global population and more than one-third of the world’s poor. The per capita income remains lowest. Except for Maldives, where the major industry is tourism and fishing, South Asian economy remains largely agricultural...

Policy Brief on SDG 2

The current paper looks at SDG 2 and its potential to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in India and globally. The paper argues that the SDG2 and current approaches towards reducing hunger and malnutrition is flawed as it is not based on current realities...


Means of Implementation for the SDGs; Data, Statistics, Follow Up and Review

Data and statistics are important for measuring progress on the SDGs targets and indicators. United Nations General Assembly adopted an initial set of 244 global indicators for the SDGs and targets of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development...


Grounding The High Level Political Forum; High Time for Reforms

The HLPF is the institution tasked with providing political guidance and
implementation, follow up and review of the SDGs. Every year the HLPF has a particular theme and
conducts reviews of a cluster of goals besides undertaking thematic discussions related to the SDGs. The
main outcome from the HLPF is the Ministerial Declaration, which takes note of the progress, identifies
challenges and provides guidance to overcome the challenges...


MAUSAM (September 2018)

मौसम के इस अंक में देश-दुनिया की बातें, आपकी और हमारी गतिविधियों के अलावा खेती-किसानी, बावड़ी-तालाब, जंगल और लोगों के अधिकारों से संबंधित महत्त्वपूर्ण जानकारी है। आने वाले महीनों में राजस्थान, मध्य प्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ़ में चुनाव भी हैं और मौसम की पहल के तहत इन राज्यों में जन-आकांक्षाओं पर भी बातचीत और राजनैतिक दलों के साथ इन पर चर्चा भी की जा रही है।


Access to Safe Drinking Water in Primary Schools in Rural Bihar - A Fact Finding

It is estimated that around 37.7 million Indians are affected by waterborne diseases annually, 1.5 million children are estimated to die of diarrhoea alone and 73 million working days are lost due to waterborne disease each year. The resulting economic burden is estimated at 36,600 crore a year.

DAAYAN - A Fact Finding

Recently a brutal case of witch hunting was reported by media in August 2015. The tragic incident of lynching of five women, mainly from tribal community, branded as witches by a group of villagers took place at Maray Toli, 2.5 kilometer away from Mandar police station in outskirt of capital city Ranchi in Jharkhand. Usually women were killed in the name of witch hunting in Jharkhand but this time the incident was different.

Atrocities on Dalits in Rajasthan

As per the latest report Rajasthan recorded 573 cases of crime against dalit per million people as against the national average of 223 cases. Rajasthan witnessed the serious violation of rights of the dalits, marginalized and under privileged especially women.

Soil carbon markets; SOS Call for the small and marginal farmers 

- Ajay K. Jha

Agricultural emissions have been a source of intense debates in the UNFCCC since Copenhagen COP 15. The main issue has been how to address emissions from agriculture. Developed countries see it as huge potential for mitigation in agriculture (agriculture contribute 13% of global GHG emission excluding land use change). Developing countries insist that adaptation rather than mitigation should be the focus of discussion, as farmers in developing country facing...

Paris Agreement Rulebook Must Ensure Equity and Ambition

Paris Agreement and the SDGs framework are not sufficient in themselves to reach this gigantic task of eliminating poverty, and restoring climate systems and safeguarding ecology for future generations. They will have to be made to work for people and the planet by a resolute will of the countries...

Agriculture in Climate Change Policy Negotiations

Agriculture is a sector which gets heavily ipacted by climate variability while it also significantly contributes to climate change. Agriculture production contributes about 14% to the total GHG emissions worldwide. This does not include the emissions during agri-food chain...

Beyond Hallelujah to Renewable Energy

- Ajay K. Jha

India is a signatory to the Paris Agreement adopted by the global community in Nov 2015. Under the Agreement, it has committed to (i) reduce emission intensity of its GDP by 33-35% by 2030 over 2005 standards, (ii) achieve 40% of energy by non fossil sources, and (iii) to create a sink of 2.5 to 3GT co2e by afforestation on 5 Mha and improving forest quality on 5 Mha.1 Under Copenhagen Accord (2011) India had voluntarily committed to reduce its energy intensity by 25% by 2020 over 2005 standards. India has also committed to scale up its installed renewable energy to 175 GW (100GW solar+65 GW wind +10 GW small hydro+5GW biomass) by 2022...

Climate Finance, Big Banks and Small Farmers

- Chetna Joshi

A need of adaptation in the agriculture and allied sectors became more pronounced when it appeared as a priority sector in 90% of INDCs that included adaptation. The issue of ‘Food production and security’ is explicitly mentioned in the preamble of the Paris agreement. Post Paris many new financial facilities/ funding instruments have come up with a ...

Energy Transition: Engaging with Equity, Justice and Democracy Concerns

Energy is one of the key inputs for all kinds of activities – economic, welfare-oriented, industrial, and recreational. Right from the global to national to personal, access to affordable and safe energy is one of the critical issues the determine to a large extent...

पुलिस प्रशासन और लोगों के अधिकार

भारत में न्याय का जो तंत्र खड़ा किया गया है उसमे आम जन को भी कुछ अधिकार मिले हैं जिनके आधार पर न्याय के लिए लड़ा जा सकता है और कुछ राहत पाई जा सकती है, बशर्ते कि कानूनी प्रक्रिया की सही जानकारी हो. इस पुस्तक के में संक्षेप में उन अधिकारों को संकलित करने का प्रयास किया गया है जिनको भारत का संविधान और अन्य कानून मान्यता देते हैं और उनके संरक्षण का दावा करते हैं. 

Policing in India

Police is the primary agency for public’s interface with the government. It acts as an enforcement arm of the government to preserve the public order and tranquillity in society. It has both power and legitimate authority to uphold and enforce the laws, investigate crime and ensure security in the country.

BONN COP 23; Ensuring Equity in the Paris Rulebook and Pre2020 Commitments should be the Priority

The mechanism to implement the Paris Agreement known as the Paris Rulebook is yet to be agreed upon and has to be concluded by 2018. The 23 Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) is taking place in Bonn Germany under the Fijian Presidency on 6 to 17 November.

LIFESTYLE; for minimum carbon footprint

International negotiations, national actions and other cooperative efforts are indispensible in solving this crisis. However, climate stabilization efforts have been more rooted in technology and economics. These two are of course, enabler in moving towards a durable planet. However, the crisis is beyond technology and finances. The world needs a transformation towards sustainable lifestyles through cultural, spiritual and behavioral changes. We cannot fight this crisis without involving each and every person of this world.

Refugee Crisis and Amendment in the Citizenship Law

Citizenship law has been a delicate subject in India ever since independence particularly after large scale movement of people during partition and the recurrent influx of refugees because of domestic instability in neighbouring countries. The Citizenship Act of 1955 has been amended five times until now.

Removing the Barriers in Access to Justice

A welfare state governed by the Constitution ensuring welfare for its citizens cannot work without ensuring the Rule of Law which can be understood as equal treatment of all the citizens by the law of the land. For establishing the Rule of Law it is mandatory for a nation to make sure that all its citizens have equal and open access to justice.

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