Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Third CRG Workshop in Kolkata Reveals Interesting Facts and Figures Regarding Development Induced Displacement in West Bengal

CRG has been instrumental in organizing three workshops in Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, to generate a dialogue among activists, academics and independent researchers on the displacement situation. In Kolkata CRG hosted the Third of the series of workshops. This workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen, Chairperson, West Bengal State Human Rights Commission on 3 September 2007. On this occasion he released the report prepared by Dr. Walter Fernandes and others on “Development induced Displacement in West Bengal 1947-2000”. In an article by Subash Mohapatra, “ India: Development-induced Displacement on rise” he sums up the report findings and details of the workshop. The link is as follows: