Future Shock: Imagining India

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By Colin Todhunter

What might a future India look like? If current policies continue, it could mean dozens of mega-cities with up to 40 million inhabitants and just two to three hundred million (perhaps 15-20% of the population) left in an emptied-out countryside. It could also mean hundreds of millions of former rural dwellers without any work and thus anywhere decent to live in these cities.

And what about the countryside? Given the trajectory the country seems to be on, it does not take much to imagine vast swathes of chemically-drenched monocrop fields containing genetically modified plants or soils rapidly turning into a chemical cocktail of proprietary biocides, dirt and dust.

Read the full article at:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/26/future-shock-imagining-india/

 

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 1 - 2










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