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Friday, January 18, 2008

Workshop on making villages poverty free

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, is holding a five-day refresher workshop from February 12-16, 2008 on how to use the environment to eradicate poverty in rural India.

Some of the questions that will be raised...

Why do some villages remain poor despite execution of development programmes? Why is the high growth in the Indian economy not translating into prosperous villages?

Why is the gross national produce (GNP) not an indicator of real wealth? Why is the Gross Nature Produce (GNP) an answer to sustainable villages? Why will the conventional development model not make villages poverty-free?

For more than two decades, CSE’s research and advocacy experiences show that India’s poverty is ecological in nature. Many villages have regenerated ecology to eradicate poverty. CSE has been studying their experiences.

The refresher workshop seeks to learn from these village experiences and put in place a framework for sustainable villages.

This highly interactive course designed to clarify the linkages between environment and poverty and also demonstrate its feasibility through a 2-day field trip to the village of Bunga in Haryana. This village has been successfully able to draw lessons from Sukhomajri, a neighbouring village that pioneered in watershed management and created sustainable livelihoods.

This course is aimed at development practitioners, NGOs, grassroots activists, rural development agencies/institutions, students/academics, among others.

Last date for receiving applications is February 4, 2008


The highly interactive workshop has four components:
classroom sessions by CSE resource persons
invited lectures by eminent development experts
hands-on activities, and
a 2-day field trip to Bunga, Haryana


Anil Agarwal Green College
38, Tughlakabad Institutional Area (Behind CSE building)
New Delhi - 110062

Contact person

Neha Sakhuja
Research Associate, NRML Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Phone: 91-11-29955124/6110/6394/6399 (Ext: 225)
Fax: 91-11-29955879


Aditya Batra at


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1 comment:

pat said...

are there any charges for this workshop in Delhi?