Do Environmental Issues Matter in India?

Welcome to our special podcast on the intersection of environmental issues and the 2024 general elections in India. Hosted by Sadia Sohail, Programme Coordinator at Heinrich Boell Stiftung, New Delhi.

Our guest is Ms. Kanchi Kohli, an expert in environmental governance. We will discuss the legacy of the current government after a decade in office, evaluating key policies like the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), Namami Gange, and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. We'll explore whether these issues hold any weight in the election campaigns and why the electorate may be detached from pressing environmental concerns despite significant media coverage. Additionally, we'll examine the future of India's environmental governance amidst domestic development pressures and global sustainability regulations, and discuss potential grassroots solutions for balancing development and environmental protection.

Also available on Soundcloud