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The Globalization Train
- Initial Assessment Of Trans Asian Railway In Manipur -

Ramananda Wangkheirakpam - FIPA *


Recent announcement of a Trans Asian Railway (TAR) passing through Manipur1 evoked no response, except for approval in some corner.

However, a little dig on the issue calls for a more elaborate understanding of the train and its implications.

It was felt that in order to make a clear decision on the train, whether to allow it to pass through, or to oppose it, or to allow it with certain conditions etc, there is an urgent need to understand the train, make an analysis of the implications of the train and accordingly, after a wide discussion, make a collective decision.

This Discussion Series is a result of three months of religious work put in by the members of FIPA.

This booklet is meant for public discussion and action. It is hoped that this Series will create a public debate which often is not the case in Manipur where sporadic ‘development’ projects are implemented without proper planning and public scrutiny.

In recent times we have witnessed protests by several groups against ill conceived projects that that has been brought in the state without proper process of planning. Projects such as Tipaimukh Dam, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Capitol project etc. have been vertically brought in and without public discussions and proper process of long term assessment and implications of such project.

Please download the discussion series here (PDF - 1018KB)

Please share your feedbacks at inperspectives@gmail.com


* Ramananda Wangkheirakpam - Forum For Indigenous Perspectives And Action (FIPA) shared this open discussion with e-pao.net. This discussion series was webcasted on September 08th, 2007.


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