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Our Story

PRC has emerged from discussions and interactions among activists, engaged scholars, communities and citizens defending their commons and advocating for another model of “development”. Grounded in the realities and every day resistances of the people, we aim to engage and question these dominant paradigm of development and “modernity” which translates concretely into the construction of mega infrastructures projects, land & ocean grabbing, massive displacements, environmental destruction, commodification of commons, gentrification of urban spaces and privatization of public spaces.

Our Approach

It is an ambitious plan but a lot of resources, strengths, knowledge and committed people are already there, within social movements, communities, activists, researchers.  A dire need is  to bring these strengths together, help dialogue across sectors and respond to demands formulated by people themselves and develop a big picture narrative to give a critical edge to the struggles. PRC is one such attempt.

Meet the Team

People's Resource Centre is a forum of activists, researchers and concerned citizens. It strives to be horizontal, democratic and membership-based.

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Dr Rjendra Ravi

Convener

He is founding Director of Institute for Democracy and Sustainability and for more than three decades written extensively on urbanisation, development processes and democracy. He is also National Convener, National Alliance of People’s Movements and  co-convener, Sustainability Urban Mobility Network.

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Madhuresh Kumar

Member

He is a National Convener of National Alliance of People’s Movements and been engaged in campaigns and policy advocacy around communities control over land, water, forest and minerals; issues of displacement, energy projects, industrial corridors; resource mobilisation and other related issues.

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Dr Shalini Sharma

Member

She is Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow at School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK and Trustee, Remember Bhopal Trust & Museum. She has earlier taught at Tata Institute of Social Sceinces, Guwahati at th Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development. She is also, Visiting Fellow at UNESCO C2C For Natural Heritage Management & Training in Asia-Pacific.

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Abbad Kamal

Member

Abbad Kamal has worked as a freelance journalist to magnify the voices of the unheard and a founding member of Guhaar, a social media initiative. He has done B.A in Economics from University of Delhi and is currently pursuing M.A in Economics from IGNOU, New Delhi.

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Nishant Singh

Member

He is currently a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Nishant does research in Transportation Planning and is concerned with the questions of development, alternatives to development and politics of development.

Next Steps...

If you are interested in joining us and being a part of this forum then do write to us.