Experts, bureaucrats and ministers will discuss various issues related to environmental changes in the state in a two-day conference on the topic at the sixth edition of Loksatta’s quarterly event, Badalta Maharashtra, starting Monday.
The conference will focus on various aspects related to environment, such as forests in rural Maharashtra, forest policies of the state and the Centre, man-animal conflicts and the adverse impacts of industrialisation. Issues such as awareness about eco-friendly lifestyles, educating religious communities for safeguarding environment, role of non-governmental organisations and so on will also be discussed at the event.
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The sixth edition of Badalta Maharashtra will open with a session on forest lands, with opening speakers including Maharashtra Forests Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and mangrove and wildlife experts on the panel. The closing session Tuesday will feature Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, who will speak on the implications of environment on the financial sector.
Badalta Maharashtra is a quarterly event organised by Loksatta and centred around discussions on a theme related to social and economic issues. . The two-day colloquium will be split into six sessions.