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Voices from the Ground

T. Peter, General Secretary, National Fishworkers Forum(NFF) / Kerala Swathantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation (KSMTF) on the impact of ADB’s loans on the fisheries and fishing communities in India.

How east and west corridors in India will affect Kaveri delta region

ADB’s impact on the urban transport and urban development of the third world

Yogesh Diwan on the privatisation of electricity in Madhya Pradesh

Impact of ADB and other IFIs on Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Dr Sunilam on the impact of privatisation of electricity & water in MP

Eminent environmental lawyer Ritwick Dutta exposes ADB

Xavier Dias on how tribals view IFIs in India

Rajkumar Sinha, Bagri Dam Displaced and Affected Association, Madhya Pradesh, on ADB’s investments in Madhya Pradesh.

Gajendrasinh Jadeja, sarpanch, Mundra, narrates how ADB funded Tata Mundra power project has affected the local cattle herders, agriculture in the Kutch region.

Bharat Patel, general secretary of the Machimar Adhikar Sangathan, Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat, on the impact of Tata Mundra power project on the fishermen and marine ecology.

Awadhesh Kumar of Srijan Lokhit Samiti, Singrauli, MP, on the impact of the coal power plants on the environment and people, and how it has lead to the loss of traditional knowledge and the increase of crime in the society.

Rahmatbhai of Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, MP, on the water privatisation in MP and ADB’s role in it.

Vimalbhai, Matu Jan Sangathan, on how ill-conceived ADB lending to projects in Himalayasrecked the region

Manshi Asher, Himdhara – Environment Research and Action Collective, Himachal Pradesh speaking on one of the many projects which will haunt ADB for many many years to come, for the social and environmental negative impacts

Magline Philomin, Theera Desa Mahila Vedi, Kerala on how ADB/IFI lending is creating havoc in coastal areas, impacting the lives and livelihood of fishworkers.

Shalmali Guttal, executive director, Focus on Global South, speaks on the accountability and immunity of the ADB.

Suresh Dipala, an environmental lawyer from Hyderabad, on the ADB’s funding of Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, and the environmental danger it entails.

Ashok Shrimali,  secretary general, mines, minerals and PEOPLE, on how infrastructure projects funded by the IFIs are threatening the culture and way of life of the indigenous communities in India.

Ravi Rebbapragada, chairperson, mines, minerals and PEOPLE, on the 50 years of ADB.

Debi Goenka, Executive Trustee, Conservation Action Trust, on the agenda of the International Finance Institutions.

Earth Scientist and Founding member of Environics Trust, Sreedhar Ramamurthi on how Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded clean energy programs are causing environmental destruction in India.

Shripad Dharmadhikary of the Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, Pune, on the ADB’s role in the privatisation of water in India.

Nityanand Jayaraman, an environmental activist and journalist,  wishing a happy birthday to the Asian Development Bank and emphasising that it needs to be more transparent and serve the needy.

Vijay Kumar of the CPI ML Red Star, Madhya Pradesh, shares his experiences from the ground on the impact of the projects funded by the IFIs on the electricity and urban development in Madhya Pradesh.

Anant Jauhari of the Kisan Adhikar Manch speaking on the model propagated by the ADB and other International Financial Institutions, and how it promotes inequality.

Saktiman Ghosh, president, National Hawker Federation (NHF), shares why the National Hawker Federation (NHF), the largest federation of different hawkers’ and street-vendors’ unions, organizations and associations in India, is against the Asian Development Bank and other International Financial Institutions.

Amulya Nidhi of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Madhya Pradesh, shares his experiences from the ground on the impact of the projects funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Soumya Dutta, researcher, activist, and author of over eight books on climate, energy, and related environment issues, on the Asian Development Bank – ADB’s funding in Tata Mundra and other projects which are causing #environmental degradation in India.

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