Srestha Banerjee

A public policy professional, Srestha’s core interest lies in improving environment and resource governance, and securing community rights through an interface of strong research and advocacy. She is currently leading natural resource management and climate justice work at iFOREST.

Srestha Banerjee

Jharkhand contributes to 32% of the country’s reserves but loses more than it gains from coal

In an exclusive conversation with iFOREST, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Hemant Soren, talks about the role of coal in Jharkhand’s economy, and the need to develop other economic sectors to transition to a non-coal economy. Q. 1 How important is coal for Jharkhand in the present day? Jharkhand is one of the few …

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DMFs need planning and administration reform

The Ministry of Mines has proposed a set of mining reforms to boost India’s economy and create employment opportunities in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the proposed reforms, as the Government suggests, is to realize the vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.  The ongoing pandemic has certainly come as a harsh reminder of how …

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