Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
Down To Earth has been consistently arguing that people’s self-management is the best way to deal with the critical ecological problems facing India. This is a powerful thesis based on real-life experience of village communities that are actively battling ecological decline and the crises in their daily lives. During the past few months, India has suffered the traumatic experience of being rocked by communal disharmony. Can participatory politics help in the maintenance of urban communal harmony and peace and produce the same positive results as it does when dealing with rural natural resource management?
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