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The environment-development debate
Tracking change: From villages to cities
By Anumita Roychowdhury,
Executive Director, Research and Advocacy and Head of the Air Pollution and Clean Transportation Programme, CSE
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Presentation
Blog posts by Anumita Roychowdhury from the CSE website Essay: 'Politics of Environment' by Anil Agarwal
Environmental Histories and Environmental Change: Should the ‘Past’ talk to the 'Future'
By Rohan D'Souza, Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Presentation
•' Benign Capitalism by Another Name: Understanding Collapse’ review published in Conservation and Society
Study: ‘Wealth is not health’ by the CSE
Rights and entitlements: The development debate in contemporary India
By Kavita Srivastava, Secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties
Readings
Website of People’s Union for Civil Liberties
Current environmental pollution issues in India with special reference to the role of regulatory authorities
By B Sengupta, Former Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India
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Presentation
Website of the Central Pollution Control Board
Natural resource management
Water resources of India : How much, for whom and for how longss
By Gita Kavarana, Executive Director of Research and Development, Head of Rural Water Programme, CSE
Readings
Presentation (on Water resources of India)
Presentation (on Urban water crisis)
Blog posts by Gita Kavarana on the CSE website
Analysis: ‘Conflict over Ganga’ from Down To Earth
Field trip: Rajao Ki Boali
By B Sengupta, Former Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India
Readings
‘Dighis and Baolis’ from rainwaterharvesting.org
Photo album
Film: Village Republic
Produced by the Centre for Science and Environment
Readings
Buy from CSE Store
Article: ‘Sukhomajri Model Village’ from rainwaterharvesting.org
Have forest, be poor: Ecological basis of poverty in India
By Richard Mahapatra, Senior Editor, Down To Earth
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Presentation
Richard Mahapatra’s articles from Down To Earth magazine
Article: ‘Phulmai's walk - a day in the life of a headloader’
by Richard Mahapatra from Down To Earth
Watershed as a unit of development
By Sucharita Sen, Fulbright scholar with Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Presentation
Film: Preparing a Watershed Plan produced by Myrada
Food security: A critique of government-led initiatives
By Biraj Patnaik, Principal Advisor to the Supreme Court Commissioners on the right to food
Readings
Website of the Right to Food Campaign, India
Facebook page of the Right to Food Campaign, India
Environmental governance
Environmental governance
By Manju Menon, Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowship (Visiting Assistant in Research, Yale University)
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Presentation
Article: ‘Red card to green logic’ by Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli from the Financial Express
Looking beyond the economy
By Yamini Gupt, Assistant Professor, University of Delhi
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Presentation
Essay: ‘Up the gross natural product’ by Anil Agarwal from Our Planet magazine
Editorial ‘Learning from mistakes’ by Anil Agarwal from Down To Earth
Development 'Outsourced'
By Atul Sood, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
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Presentation
Overview of the book The Political Economy of Corporate Responsibility in India
Environmental conflicts
Ecological rights and conflicts: The tribal question
By Shankar Gopalakrishnan, Campaign for Survival and Dignity, New Delhi
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The Forest Rights Act, a website maintained by the Campaign for Survival and Dignity
The article ‘India: Forest Areas, Political Economy and the "Left-Progressive Line" on Operation Green Hunt’ by Shankar Gopalakrishnan from Monthly Review magazine
Water sharing in South Asia: Cooperation and conflicts
By Himanshu Thakkar, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People
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Presentation
Website of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People
Intellectual Property Rights: Patenting and how it affects farmers
By Latha Jishnu, Senior Editor, Down To Earth
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Presentation
Articles from Down To Earth magazine
Film and discussion: Blood and Iron
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Educator and journalist
Readings
Clip from film
Accountable growth
Environment Impact Assessments and Public Consultations in India
By Kanchi Kohli, Member, Kalpavriksh Environment Action Group
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Presentation
Review of the publication Calling the Bluff: Revealing the state of Monitoring and Compliance of Environmental Clearance Conditions
Website of Kalpavriksh Environment Action Group
An overview of the history of development in Modern India
By Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, National Foundation for India
Readings
Website of National Foundation for India
What sustainable industrialization means to India
By Monali Zeya Hazra, Program Management Specialist, USAID and Distribution Reform, Upgrades and Management
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Presentation
Statement: ‘Mining Overview’ by the CSE’s Industry and Environment Unit
Food Safety: a take on government policy and CSE's campaign on food safety
By Savvy Soumya Misra, Food Safety group, Centre for Science and Environment
Readings
Website of the CSE’s Food Saftey group
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Urban water, waste and pollution
Air quality and mobility challenges in cities: A primer
By Vivek Chattopadhyay, Clean Air Campaign team, Centre for Science and Environment
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Presentation
Clean Air Campaign team section of the CSE website
Designing Bus Rapid Transit System
By Sandeep Gandhi, Architect, S G Architects
Readings
Presentation
Interview: Sustainable Transport
Film and discussion: Counterbalance: How privatization of waste is affecting the life of waste recyclers
By Santu, Safai Karamchari, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group
Readings
Clip from the film
Website of Chintan
Sustainable city: Models
By Tanmay Tathagat, Architect, Environmental Design Solutions
Readings
Website of Environmental Design Solutions
Green Buildings section of the CSE website
Urban Water: From sewage to sanitation
By Suresh Rohilla, Programme Director, Urban Waste Water Management, CSE, New Delhi
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Presentation
Website on rainwater harvesting from the CSE
Website on decentralized wastewater treatment from the CSE
Film - Feacal Attraction: The political economy of deification

Readings
Buy the film from the CSE Store
Clip from the film
Article: ‘Ecologically Mindless’ by Sunita Narain and Manoj Nadkarni

Field trip: Boat ride on the Yamuna river

Readings
Overview of the book Sewage Canal: How to Clean the Yamuna
Photo album
Climate change
Film and discussion: Mean Sea Level
By Aditya Ghosh, Climate Change Adaptation Team, CSE
Readings
Clip from the film
Buy online from the CSE Store
Transport and energy
By Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy and Head of the Air Pollution and Clean Transportation Programme, CSE
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Presentation
Website on climate and transport from the CSE
Renewable energy: Non-conventional technologies
By Soumyabrata Rahut, Assistant Coordinator, Renewable Energy Group, Centre for Science and Environment
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Presentation
The role of science and technology policy in mitigating climate change
By Ambuj Sagar, Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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Article abstract: ‘Climate Change Research and Analysis in India: An Integrated Assessment of a South-North Divide’ from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Article: ‘Smoke in the kitchen’ by Monya from Down To Earth
Southern responses to climate change
By Kushal Pal Singh Yadav, Climate Change Group, Centre for Science and Environment
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Presentation
Website on climate change from the CSE
Book: Global Warming in an Unequal World by Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain
Discussion with Sunita Narain
By Sunita Narain, Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment and publisher of Down To Earth
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Blog posts by Sunita Narain on the CSE website
Editorial: ‘In Rio, think of Kalavati Devi’ by Anil Agarwal from Down To Earth
Field trip
Central Himalayan Rural Action Group
By Chirag

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Website of Chirag
Photo album
Article: 'Connecting water and community'
Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation (Grassroots)
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Website of Grassroots
Photo album
Project Butterfly
Readings
Report on Mission Butterfly
Article: ‘Nanital - paradise revived’
Case studies
The Forest Rights Act
Readings
Presentation
Wetlands
Readings
Presentation
India’s energy choices post-Fukushima Daiichi
Readings
Presentation (on nuclear energy)
Food and agriculture - from green to evergreen revolution
Readings
Items at the India Environment Portal tagged ‘Green Revolution’
POSCO in Odisha
Readings
Items at the India Environment Portal tagged ‘POSCO’
Land acquisition in India

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Items at the India Environment Portal tagged ‘Land Acquisition’
Connections between the Arab Spring and the environment

Water - should it be a state issue or a central issue?