The Threat of Climate Change and Policy Uncertainty to Sunderbans and its People

The report outlines the Centre for Civil Society's policy blueprint addressing the Sundarbans Delta's ecological and socio-economic challenges, particularly for its fisherfolk communities. It reviews the existing West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act and Policy, advocating for reforms to protect the mangrove ecosystem and enhance sustainable livelihoods.

The Threat of Climate Change and Policy Uncertainty to Sunderbans and its People
The Threat of Climate Change and Policy Uncertainty to Sunderbans and its People
West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act 1984, Climate Change and the Sundarbans people

A Policy Position paper analysing the WB Inlands Fisheries Act 1984 and it's impact on the Fisherfolks community and the mangroves facing climate threats


Author : Ghanshyam Sharma

State Regulatory Profile: Delhi

School education in India is governed by both the Union and state governments. At the national level, the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 provides a framework for schools, states have enacted ~145 Acts to govern school education.

Panel Discussion on Power to the People: Strengthening Public Service Guarantee Laws in India

India has made significant strides in improving public service delivery in recent years. However, there is still a long way to go to ensure that citizens and businesses have timely access to public services such as registration and approvals and that these services are delivered efficiently and effectively. 

Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

Geeta Gandhi Kingdon is Professor at the Institute of Education, University College London, where she holds the Chair of Education Economics and International Development.  Prior to this, she was Research Fellow for 11 years at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford.  Her research on Economics of Education is based mostly on statistical analysis of education datasets.  Based on this research, she advises governments and donor agencies.

Healthcare at Your Fingertips: Case of mHealth in India.

A mobile phone's capacity to encapsulate the many wonders of technology has amazed humans time and again. Among the many things you can use your mobile phone for, accessing healthcare is one. At present, India does not fare well in terms of access to primary healthcare and has a skewed doctor to patient ratio (skewed in favour of urban over rural and in favour of paid private healthcare over subsidised/free public healthcare). This is exacerbated by heavy out-of-pocket expenditure on health an average Indian has to make every year.

Repeal of Laws Tracker

"The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) invited suggestions from the public to improve the ease of doing business in India. In response, CCS submitted its ‘Repeal of 100 Laws’ Report.

‘Repeal of 100 Laws' project was initiated in 2014 with the aim to identify laws that could be repealed on account of redundancy, obsolescence and hindrance to development, governance and freedom. In an effort to institutionalize the repealing of laws as a constitutional practice for India, CCS celebrates  26th November as National Repeal Law Day.

Quality of Science & Technology Policy Toolkit

Policies impact the socio-economic development of a country, determine the aspirations for its global competitiveness, and affect the social and economic future of members and entities of the society. While policies impact its stakeholders and the country’s overall potential course of action for a particular subject in question, a good policy is evidence-based, inclusive, receptive to the needs of its stakeholders, and is critical in defining a framework that shall be best utilised to serve its intended purpose.

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