Articles by PRS Team - September, 2010

UPA-II will complete 500 days in about a week. The government had, through the president’s address to Parliament in June 2009, announced a 100-day agenda. That address also mentioned several bills on the task list. What progress have the bills that were proposed made...
One of the most politically contentious issues in recent times has been the government’s right to acquire land for ‘public purpose’.  Increasingly, farmers are refusing to part with their land without adequate compensation, the most recent example being the...
The recent order of the ministry of environment and forests (MoE&F) rejecting the application for grant of forest clearance to the Orissa Mining Company (the Vedanta project) has raised a number of important questions. The order cited the company’s non-compliance...