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Now, big building projects can get green nod locally

Any building and construction project with built-up area of up to 1.5 lakh square metres in urban areas in Maharashtra will not need a green approval from the environment and forest ministry. Local authorities concerned, such as the municipal corporation and the special planning authority, have been delegated the powers to give all such approvals and enforce the environmental conditions.


Is the Fate of the Girl Child in India Changing?

In a country where, child sex ratio has declined from 945 in 1991 to 914 in 2011, the significance of the National Girl Child Day, observed and commemorated on 24th of January every year, cannot be over emphasised. Subsequently, the observance of this day, earmarked for raising awareness about the inequalities and injustices perpetuated against the girl child.