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Environment and Developmental Education: Immediate Indian Challenges

D. Lahiry*

The close interrelationship between education, environment and development probably needs no explanation. Although the three components of our central theme are distinct in their content and operation, they have been merged by global consensus in the Rio Conference on Environment and Development (Agenda 21). The decades-old false debate on ‘Environment with Zero Growth’ or ‘Development at any Cost, has also been settled in favour of ‘Environmentally Sound, Sustainable Development’.

Among the three components, environment is hierarchically the biggest canopy, covering every object and phenomenon in the universe and their interactions which influence our life. The ...

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