Still no participant
Still no reviews
To familiarises the students with the complexities of natural resource management from the perspective of development and environmental protection
To understand the role and contribution of NRM in economic development and people’s livelihoods and life support systems especially, in the context of increasing depletion of resources and currently with liberalization, privatisation and globalisation.
Knowledge: Understanding the complexity of natural resource management
Skills: The ability to contextualize the changes taking place in the natural resource base and suggest strategies/plans in managing the resources.
Attitude: Be sensitive to the natural environment and appreciate the place of natural resources to living beings and the universe in general
Introduction- Characteristics and classification of natural resources and its relevance in the academic programme, State of natural resources in India, Management of Common Property and Pool Resources, Ecological Footprint, Linakges between environment poverty, gender and equity, Gender and Environment Debate
Role of State, Market and Civil Society – focus on policies and strategies- Reforming the state for NRM, Politics of Water and Water Markets, Civil Society Organisations and Irrigation Management, NRM Policies - National Water Policy, Joint Forest Management, Forest Rights Act
Gainers and Losers- Costs of Ecology and Equity, Losing Pastures, Privatisation of water and Equity Implications
Conflicts in NRM- Conflicts and Governance in NRM, Cases from Water, Forests and Land
Watershed Management -Institutions in Watershed Management, Participatory Watershed Management, Critique of Watershed Management
Fieldwork in a watershed area, where students will be exposed to the issues, challenges and strategies related to watershed management. Students are expected to prepare a development plan based on their learnings.
Professor Smita is presently Director Research at the Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha. She has a background in Social Anthropology and Development Planning. A gold medalist from the University of Delhi, she has several national and international awards to her credit. She received her Ph.D from the Asian Institute of Technolgy, Bangkok (Thailand) […]