Basic References & Data Sources on Sustainable Development

this issue of the The PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development journal is an attempt to provide a directory of links to the best online knowledge and data sources (both quantitative and qualitative) on sustainable development and related issues. It is a selective compilation of links previously used in this journal, plus some links recently gathered to be current as of January 2010.

The stillness of the Little Rann of Kutch was interrupted in early-December 2008 by a fleet of heavy vehicles, earthmovers, tractors and trucks, their movement causing clouds of dust to rise in the air. Dust can wreak havoc with the salt pans, making the salt yellowish and reducing its price. “The salt workers were initially worried about the impact of the movement of heavy vehicles on the quality of salt, but soon realised the bigger threat,” Sukhdev Patel, founder-president of the Agariya Hit Rakshak Manch or Salt Workers\' Welfare Forum, said. He was referring to a mud wall being constructed across several kilometers inside the Little Rann to demarcate a recent sub-lease of land by Hindustan Salts Limited (HSL) to a private firm.
Bleak future for traditional salt
by Anosh Malekar, Infochange India, 01 March, 2009
In 2005, one in three of the people in the world who consumed less than $ 1.25 a day (at 2005 purchasing power parity) lived in India – more than any other country. They accounted for about 40 per cent of India’s population. Twenty-five years earlier, 60 per cent of India’s population lived below the same real line. While this is clear progress, India’s long-term pace of poverty reduction by this measure is no more than average for the developing world, excluding China.
A Global Perspective on Poverty in India
by Martin Ravallion, Economic & Political Weekly, 25 October, 2008
Currently the level of agriculture production and overall availability of foodgrains is satisfactory which is testified by the fact that the foodgrains stock available with Government are about 42.25 million tonnes while the required level for country\'s Public Distribution System (PDS) is only 24.30 million tonnes.
Sectoral Development: Agriculture and Allied Sector
by Ramanja, , 01 January, 1999