Politics

People-centred governance and decision-making, ensuring accountability and transparency

This section features initiatives and approaches towards people-centred governance and decision-making, with direct participation, and based on principles of social and environmental justice. This includes initiatives attempting to realize local non-hierarchical systems of decision-making in urban and rural areas, and linkages of these to each other at bio-cultural levels. This would also include collectives or communities that raise non-party political concerns at the local level and beyond, as well as initiatives that enhance accountability and transparency of political bodies. It will include alternative policy frameworks that are based on or promote the alternative economies featured elsewhere on this site, such as meaningful practices and concepts of well-being, instead of the mainstream development model which focuses on economic growth.

D Litt degrees conferred upon Devaji Tofa & Sunil Deshpande

Long overdue recognition for practitioners of traditional knowledge and alternative learning models.

पायविहीरमधील विकासाची प्रक्रिया (in Marathi)

ज्या गावामध्ये केवळ उजाड माळरान आहे त्याने ते पुन्हा हिरवेगार करण्याची हिंमत दाखवणे हे अधिक प्रशंसनीय !

4,000 kids draw up ‘children’s manifesto’ ahead of assembly polls (Assam)

The manifesto will be presented to the current political leadership, as well as all major political parties

Corporate competition and Covid-19: Faizabad’s Hindi newspaper ‘Jan Morcha’ is fighting both

“We may make mistakes but we don’t do deals and suppress news,” he said.

जनता पार्लमेंट – आरोग्याच्या सत्रा मध्ये पारित ठराव, दि.16 आँगस्ट 2020 (in Marathi)

300 पेक्षा अधिक आरोग्यकर्मी, इत्यादींचा सहभाग, ५ विषयांवर चर्चा व अनेक ठराव पारित 

जनता पार्लमेंट : दि.१८ आँगस्ट २०२० रोजी पर्यावरण सत्रात पारित ठराव (in Marathi)

पर्यावरण सत्रांत ८ विषयांवर ३० पेक्षा अधिक प्रस्ताव पारित केले गेले 

जनता संसद : पर्यावरण सत्र में पारित प्रस्ताव, 18 अगस्त, 2020 (in Hindi)

८ विषयों पर ३० से अधिक प्रस्ताव पारित किये गए

Reimagining Wellbeing: Villages opening spaces for Self-Governance

resisting mining ... and moving towards social, political, economic and ecological transformation

Citizens and parliamentarians dialogue on the way forward

43 hours of discussions, 250 speakers, over 100 resolutions, over 1000 voting participants, engaging with over 1 lakh on social media