Two-day online deliberation: A Report

The crisis at Joshimath yet again demonstrated the perils of mindless development that engenders the fragile ecology and livelihoods in the hills. But such mindlessness today extends from the mountains to the seas. Despite the rhetoric of “green” and “sustainable”, the government is bent upon pumping money into mega projects with no accountability regarding its risks in terms of its impacts on the delicate environment and people. One such Kmegaproject being the ₹75,000 crore Great Nicobar development plan.

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 safeguard. It is with this purpose that the People First and the Centre for Financial Accountability together organized a two-day deliberation on 8th and 9th February 2023 titled Understanding the Great Nicobar Development Plan: Development or Derangement? Here in this report, we put together the takeaways from the deliberation.

Read and download the report here: Understanding the Great Nicobar Development Project | Two-day online deliberation : A Report

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