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RE: Environment - open for discussion

	There is a strong case for the argument that environment management
will matter more and more in the future. It is particularly the poor who
suffer most from poor environmental management through soil degradation,
water scarcity, floods, mud-slides, and pollution related diseases.

	This point has been argued in a new text book entitled  environment
	and the Developing world:Principles, Policies, and Management,
Chischester:John Wiley , 1998 by Gupta, A. and Asher, M.

	The book has extensive examples from India and other developing


> Sent: 	Wednesday, September 23, 1998 5:19 PM
> shrikant wrote:
> > IMO, environment should be considered a VITAL part of infrastructure
> now.
> We'll discuss on environment too. Please post about hygiene, effects
> of urbanization, how to handle the fallout of building dams, nuclear
> reactors etc and related topics. Let us also post points on forestry,
> wildlife, resources too. 
> What about mining and uncontrolled quarrying? Do we discuss them
> here.
> I feel urbanization cannot be avoided. Instead of fighting it, we should 
> come up with ways to urbanize with minimum damage to the
> environment.
> -Arvind

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