Thursday, November 11th
12 - 1 pm
Leo Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao are coordinators for the Environment Support Group (ESG), which works on social/environmental justice and governance initiatives. These two have been on the forefront of some of the most pressing issues in a rapidly changing Bangalore, and an increasingly volatile India. ESG has its finger on the pulse on the "development"-centric discourses and projects surrounding the changing urban and rural India, and what that means for environmental justice and democracy.
Yellow highlighted could be cut if necessary.
Lecture is on:
Contested Terrains: Securing Environmental Justice in a GDP driven economyAs the Indian economy grows at an unprecedented scales, the beneficiaries are essentially the rich and middle classes. The large population in farming, coastal and forest areas are largely losing out. This is causing widespread discontentment, often resulting in break-out of violence, sporadic and organized. Ensuring equitable growth and development, and genuine respect for participatory and democratic processes of decision making, would be key to ensuring discontents are sensitively addressed and resolved.