Invite to Public Lecture: Yamuna and the City – Natural or Ornamental

Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series

“Yamuna & the City : Natural or Ornamental”

Landscapes of rivers, ecology and nature have been shaped by institutions of “progress” through science, engineering and politics, over time. Nature has ‘served’ humankind to become ornamental rather than exist as an entity in its own right. The river Yamuna when it flows through a city like Delhi, has to content with being a controlled waterbody, rather than a free flowing entity with its rich biodiversity and shifting river bed. What is its future, and can it navigate between the streams of institution imaginations?


  • Mr. Manoj Mishra, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan
  • Prof. A. L. Ramanathan, Professor, Environmental Sciences, JNU
  • Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Town Planner

Moderated by Ravi Agarwal, Toxics Link

Date: 11 Nov 2011, Friday
6:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 1, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

For further information, please contact:

Rambha Tripathy,
Praveen Sharma,
Ph: +91-11- 24320711, 24328006

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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