KICS Manifesto
KICS Manifesto
State and Drought
State and Drought
Solar Feeder
Solar Agriculture Feeders: An Attractive Alternative compared to Solar Pumpsets in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
In voluntary displacement of human population is a tragedy. Although international attention to the plight of internally displaced people (IDPs)has grown significantly over the past years, there was still no breakthrough in reducing the numbers and measurably improving the situation of those who had been forced to flee their homes as a result of development projects, conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations. Displacement, in the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, remained \"arguably the most significant humanitarian challenge that we face\" (UN Security Council, 2007.)
In 2007, the estimated number of people internally displaced as a result of armed conflicts and violence passed the 26 million mark. This is the highest figure since the early 1990s, and marks a six per cent increase from the 2006 figure of 24.5 million. The increase resulted from a combination of continued high level of new displacements (3.7 million)and a lower level of return movements (2.7 million) in 2007. In Asia alone, millions have become forcibly displaced within their own countries but unlike refugees have no established or predictable source of support.

Development at the cost of Human Life
by Anupam Hazra, Social Action, 01 April, 2010