Articles by: Vikalp Sangam Core Group

Environment and 2022 Budget: Amrit Kaal or Vish Kaal?

Environment and 2022 Budget: Amrit Kaal or Vish Kaal?

 Key points of analysis by constituents of Vikalp Sangam This analysis looks at the environmental implications of India’s Union Budget 2022-23 in three dimensions: Direct allocations for Environment Indirect allocations for Environment in non-environment sectors Allocations for other sectors with environmental impacts Overall, the picture is bleak. There are some welcome allocations and indications of shifts in thinking (e.g. in[Read More…]

by 09/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Vikalp Sangam Supports an Auroville Free to Continue its Experiments on Sustainability and Harmony

Vikalp Sangam Supports an Auroville Free to Continue its Experiments on Sustainability and Harmony

We are deeply disturbed by reports from the experimental township of Auroville (a living UNESCO world heritage site), that unique forests, water catchment areas, community spaces are being bulldozed, and most importantly of all, community processes being ignored and bypassed. All this is being done in the name of “development” and a narrative that those who have been speaking for[Read More…]

by 22/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Coral Island, Lakshadweep; Credit Sunita Rao

Vikalp Sangam protests regressive moves in Lakshadweep

We, the Core Group members of Vikalp Sangam (Alternative Confluences), are shocked at the recent developments in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The actions of the Administrator of the UT, Mr. Praful Khoda Patel, are arbitrary and insensitive, and will have irreversible ecological, social and cultural impacts on the inhabitants of Lakshadweep and the rich and fragile ecosystem in and[Read More…]

by 12/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
In Support of the Farmer’s Movement

In Support of the Farmer’s Movement

We, the Core Group members of the Vikalp Sangam, stand in solidarity with the ongoing farmers’ protests for the repeal of the newly enacted farm laws – The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. We[Read More…]

by 05/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India