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Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel & Tourism 
February 16, 2017
This report explores the inter-linkages between three areas: children, tourism and migration
 
‘It’s Time Tourism Industry Took Difficult Decisions To Stay Responsible And Sustainable: Experts' 
January 23, 2017

Tourism industry experts, industry watchers and advocates of responsible and sustainable tourism...

 
Walking the Tightrope - Exploitation of Migrant Children in Tourism in Goa 
April 01, 2016
Walking the Tightrope - Exploitation of Migrant Children in Tourism in Goa
 
Equations Submission To 'State Policy For Transgender in Karnataka, 2014 
March 31, 2016
In April 2014, Supreme Court recognized transgender as the third gender...
 
New Tourism Policy Will Harm Local Communities and Environment, Say Activists 
March 25, 2016
As many as 51 civil society organisations working across a range of fields linked to...
 
UP Making Millions From Taj Mahal Yet Unable To Protect It: NGT
August 08, 2016

UP Making Millions From Taj Mahal Yet Unable To Protect It: NGT
 
http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Inbound--Domestic-News/up-making-millions-from-taj-mahal-yet-unable-to-protect-it-ngt-31303

08 August 2016

Uttar Pradesh:As per a PTI news report, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has come down heavily on the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh over dumping of solid waste in River Yamuna near the Taj Mahal, saying the state was unable to protect the 17th century monument from which it was making millions.
 
"They are the government of Uttar Pradesh and cannot protect the Taj Mahal from which they have been making millions. UP Government is dumping municipal solid waste in Yamuna just behind Taj Mahal. Can there be a greater insult to a monument which is a wonder of the world. It is shocking, what can the courts and tribunals do?” said Justice Swatanter Kumar, Chairperson, NGT.
 
The green panel made the remarks while reprimanding the UP government, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Agra Development Authority and Agra Nagar Nigam for not ensuring cleanliness and proper disposal of untreated sewage in the river.
 
The observation came while hearing a plea by Agra resident D K Joshi, who alleged that rampant dumping of municipal solid waste in Yamuna has resulted in stagnation of water in the river and consequent formation of greenish-black pigments on the iconic white marble due to breeding of an insect.
 
Joshi had claimed that dumping of waste in Yamuna has led to stagnation of the river and "consequently the explosive breeding of an insect called 'Chironomus Calligraphus' (Geoldichironomus), which is a biological indicator of water quality and localised water pollution."