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THE ANATOMY OF A SOLAR LAND GRAB – Report of a Fact-Finding Committee

Karbi and Adivasi farmers belonging to Mikir Bamuni Grant village in Nagaon district of Assam reported that about 93 acres of the land they were cultivating was taken over forcibly during 2020 by Azure Power Forty Private Limited, a subsidiary of international power corporation Azure Power Global Ltd. The farmers reported that their land was taken for establishing a 15 MW solar power plant by the company. In the process, ripened paddy crop raised on over 200 bighas of land was razed to the ground on 8th October, 2020 by the company. Villagers report that the local police and district authorities backed this forced dislocation of the farmers and forcible takeover of their lands.

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Pavagada solar plant shines, but at what cost?

Alternative sources of energy like solar is the way ahead but going forward in this realm requires a need to understand that mega power plants spanning thousands of acres, commissioned by converting habitable lands may not be the right way to do it. Solar plants can coexist with farming, animal rearing and other rural livelihoods. It just needs more dialogue and local people’s participation to suit the local landscapes.

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COVID-19 PandemicResearch

Comparative Covid Response: Crisis, Knowledge, Politics

As the world tried to make sense of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESG was invited to participate in a 23 country and 6 continent-wide collaborative study involving 60 researchers led by Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Sheila Jasanoff of the Harvard Kennedy School and Prof. Stephen Hilgartner of Cornell University in a study on Comparative Covid Response: Crisis, Knowledge, Politics (CompCoRe for short).

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Governance of Socio Technical Transformations Project (GoST) Workshop, Bangalore, India

ESG is organising the India – GoST workshop on 14th January 2019 (Tuesday – full day). Prof. Sheila Jasanoff of Harvard University, who has undertaken pioneering research in STS, will participate along with her colleagues in the workshop, and set the tone for our day long conversations. We welcome you to join us.

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Efficacy of Ward Committees in BengaluruESG Workshop ReportsResearch

All The Presentations And Report Of The Workshop “Roles And Responsibilities Of The Ward Committees For A Cleaner, Greener And Safer Bengaluru” Organised By ESG Dated 22.5.2014 At RICM, Bangalore

22 May 2014 Downloads: Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_English_Shashikala Iyer Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_Kannada_Shashikala Iyer Roles & Responsibilities of Ward Committees_ppt_English_Bhargavi S Rao

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