The Circulation of Toxicity Between Urban and Peri-urban Frontiers

Using a flow-based approach, this article uses the example of water in Ghaziabad in an attempt to reveal how toxicity is circulated and re-circulated between the urban and the peri-urban.  Kartik Chugh Development and Peri-urbanisation Since the economic liberalization in 1991, India has experienced an upsurge in urbanization. In 2019, 34.5% of India’s total population … Continue reading The Circulation of Toxicity Between Urban and Peri-urban Frontiers

Complexities Associated with Urban Waste Reuse and Access

Kartik Chugh There are numerous benefits associated with the use of biodegradable urban waste as an input into agricultural production. As I’ve revealed in my earlier blog, the practice of reusing urban waste supports the livelihoods of many periurban farmers since it provides them with a reliable source of fertilizer and irrigation. Moreover, these practices … Continue reading Complexities Associated with Urban Waste Reuse and Access

Urban Waste Reuse in Peri-urban Agriculture

Kartik Chugh Over the last few decades, we have witnessed more and more people migrating to urban centres. The growth of urban population has put cities under pressure. Consequently, cities have expanded their range. The process of urbanisation and industrialisation has resulted in the encroachment of peri-urban areas adjacent to the city. At the same … Continue reading Urban Waste Reuse in Peri-urban Agriculture