New Delhi’s space policy makers have been promoting the possibility of deriving Helium-3 from the Moon for Earth-based applications for over a decade—but it is not a viable proposition and it’s time they stopped placing the cart before the horse
Investors have welcomed the dilution in government regulations that currently require companies to seek the consent of local communities for industrial projects in tribal areas. We analyse the outcome of this development.
While the rejection by Odisha’s Gram Sabhas of mining projects in the state indicates the triumph of direct democracy, concerns that international investors will shun India due to the fear of unfavourable conditions are rife. How can we work towards both greater democracy and mining projects necessary for growth?
Al Jazeera English quoted Gateway House's Akshay Mathur in their feature about India's coal scam. He argues that the current ruckus in parliament is both sad and amusing, as the privately-held coal blocks were only expected to account for less than 10 per cent of total production in the country.
It is estimated that up to 20% of India’s power capacity lies idle due to the lack of coal available in the country. The recent $33 billion scam on the allocation of coal blocks reflects the apathy among the Indian leadership towards effective policy-making.
Financial Times published Gateway House's Akshay Mathur's piece on the policy paralysis revolving around the coal scam. He argues that currently, a stronger leadership is needed to push hard reforms related to mining, land and labour.
Zimbabwe is an exciting country, still in bud but about to bloom, much like the beautiful blue jacaranda trees in Harare’s Liberty Park. Shipra Tripathi, one of India’s leading experts on Africa, was in the country last month in her new position as Vice President - International Business for Kirloskar Brothers.