Saturday, June 11, 2011

Unsustainable Urbanization

At outskirts of Sambalpur, there is no electricity since independence.

A kid, innocent as he is, does not know that his village is just at the outskirts of Sambalpur and does not have electricity yet even as Sambalpur is famous for the Hirakud Dam which displaced thousands and destroyed the local ecology all in the name of development.  The dam which has been generating electricity is now more infamous for encroachment by industries and urbanites.

Thus I said, we have to de-urbanise and de-industrialize if we really want India to grow...

Ranjan Panda

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