WATER QUALITY OF THE YAMUNA RIVER DURING THE FIRST LOCKDOWN

Divya Mehra and Shiwani The Coronavirus pandemic which has affected almost every part of the world is considered to be the biggest economic and health crisis of the present time. To contain the spread of the Covid-19 disease, in the initial phases of the pandemic, many countries went into lockdown, resulting in the temporary suspension … Continue reading WATER QUALITY OF THE YAMUNA RIVER DURING THE FIRST LOCKDOWN

Whose City? Whose Commons?: Urbanization and the fate of (Peri) Urban Commons in India

Factors such as urbanization have led to the depletion of Common Property Resources, affecting the livelihoods of many who depend on them for sustenance. Kartik Chugh(Research Intern, CUES-TIGR2ESS) The demise of CPRs Common property resources (CPRs) can be understood as natural resources of a community where every member has access and non-exclusive property/usage rights to … Continue reading Whose City? Whose Commons?: Urbanization and the fate of (Peri) Urban Commons in India

Theorising Peri-Urban: Moving towards a Political Ecology Perspective

Kartik Chugh A review of the literature suggests that there is no consensus on a single definition of the word “peri-urban”. Different authors have defined the peri-urban according to their needs and scope of work. However, they all agree that peri-urban is an area situated at the periphery of a city, having attributes of both … Continue reading Theorising Peri-Urban: Moving towards a Political Ecology Perspective

Urban Development at the Cost of Rural Exploitation

Vipin Kumar In India, technological advances, improvements in health services, development of better academic institutes, and massive scale of industrialization has caused the en masse movement of people from rural to urban areas. Large-scale urban development through the construction of residential complexes, hospitals, educational institutions, commercial complexes, parking lots, roads, service lanes, parks and gardens, … Continue reading Urban Development at the Cost of Rural Exploitation