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Author Archives: Goodpal
Global efforts to protect forests through the REDD / REDD+ initiatives are great. But the question is why the the rich countries don’t actually cut their own emissions. Moreover, forests have other roles beyond carbon sequestering. So forests must be viewed from a holistic perspective, not just greenhouse gas emission angle. Continue reading
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the main vehicle for universal elementary education in India after the RTE Act became operational in 2010. There are problems of quality and shortage of teachers but why should we concentrate only the dark side of SSA? Continue reading
It is strange that India is the biggest center of poverty in the world, yet for the commercial electronic media it is no news. Driven by the blind pursuit of TRP and “profit maximization” for the corporate bosses, the defenders of “free speech” are speechless when it comes to making poverty a hot national issue. Continue reading
Kerala’s people development model has amazed development experts around the world. It offers the right model of other developing countries to follow. Continue reading
Bhutan is the only country in the world that does not measure its progress in GDP terms. Realizing the inadequacies of GDP, it adopted a holistic approach to enhance the well-being and happiness of its people through its idea of Gross National Happiness (GNH). It goes well beyond economics and considers factors like spirituality, cultural aspects, ecological diversity and good governance. Continue reading
Child marriages disrupt the normal growth to adulthood and a violation of children’s rights. They endangers the well-being of adolescent girls by exposing them to the dangers of physical and sexual violence as well as to early, unplanned and frequent pregnancies. Continue reading
Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has placed microcredit at the forefront of battle against poverty. He was amazed to discover that lack of small and microcredits to the poor often keep them in poverty. His Grameen Bank initiative is now a global phenomenon; its model is operative in over 130 nations, including the super rich US! Continue reading
The laudable handling of cyclone Phailin has given confidence to India’s disaster management setup. Coming years will prove that Odisha’s response has inspired many states. Continue reading
A strong lesson emerges from how the cyclone Phailin was handled by the authorities. India has the competence, capability and resources. Clearly, the Odisha government and administration did not forget to learn from the 1999 cyclone which killed over 10000 people. But why is rehabilitation so slow? Continue reading
In the past three decades, fertility rates have fallen sharply in the developing countries. The historic Malthusian fear of population explosion has become groundless in today’s demographic reality of the world. Continue reading