Understanding the Great Nicobar Development Plan:
Development or Derangement?
▪️Two-Day Online Deliberation
8th & 9th February | 3-5 pm
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The crisis at Joshimath yet again demonstrated the perils of mindless development. But such mindlessness today extends from the mountains to the seas. One such mega project being the ₹75,000 crore Great Nicobar Development Plan that includes a port, an airport, a power plant and a township under a vision plan conceived by the NITI Aayog. The plan is to increase the population there by 4000% putting the indigenous people at peril! Various concerns and violations have been raised by environmentalists regarding the project.
There is an urgent need for public debate about the impact of such a project and also about the model of such unsustainable development that is being funded with big money with hardly any accountability and safeguards.
Join us for the two-day deliberation with experts, activists, environmentalists, former civil servants and union members.