23 January 2023, 06:30 pm
5th Social Change Annual Lecture  
Programme Type
Talks, Webcasts


Ecosystem People, Biosphere People, Ecological Refugees

Speaker: Prof. Madhav Gadgil, well known scholar who has taught at the Indian Institute of Science, Harvard University, Stanford University and University of California

Chair: Prof. Muchkund Dubey, President, Council for Social Development

One may assign people to three broad categories from an ecological perspective. Ecosystem people meet the bulk of their resource requirements from a limited area near their habitation through gathering or low-input agriculture and animal husbandry. Biosphere people enjoy access to resources garnered from the entire biosphere and made available through markets, while ecological refugees are people that have lost access to their traditional base of natural resources yet have very limited access to resources through markets. In India today the ever-growing pressure of biosphere people is converting an increasingly large proportion of ecosystem people into ecological refugees

(Collaboration: Council for Social Development; Anthropological Survey of India; and SAGE Publications)

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