‘Pran Prokity’ towards Sustainable Food Chain & Ecosystem
Author: Anu Muhammad, ISBN: 9789844101081, Mawla Brothers, February 2019
Environment is a set of natural, artificial or man‐made, physical, chemical and biological elements that make the development of living organisms possible. The appearance of the development and environmental law arose from the need to conserve the nature to avoid its destruction. In modern times, human development corresponds to the concept of sustainable development and environment. It is a transverse theme derived from joint consideration of the issue of the environment and environmental protection, and of all that concerns production in the development of a country.
Based on the democracy, development and environmental philosophy, Professor Anu Muhammad has been published a book from Mawla Brothers in February 2019. This manuscript contains 6 articles on state and class (ways of Bangladesh), economic growth (participation of different classes), religious politics and war of terror, state and education, story of Phulbari (impacts on ecology, people and nature) and finally the essay of Pran Prokity Bangladesh.
In first article Professor Anu Muhammad clarifies the stratification of rural and urban area during 20th century, economy and industrial development and labor market. Regarding second article, author mentions the dynamics of economy of Bangladesh, technological advancement in development, external influences on our economy, state of rural people and urban poverty, reality of national and grass-root development.
In next write-up writer through analyses the term ‘’ religious politics’’, ‘’war of terror’’ mention how super-genocide going on in different countries - South America, Congo, Rwanda, Western Sahara, Libya, Eastern Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Grenada and Uganda - in the name of land reformation, oil extraction, mining, fundamentalism, modernism, black-white differences and commercial cultivation. Apart from that, writer discusses the diverse levels of education kills our humane aspect in mainstream development.
In the article of ‘’ story of Phulbari’’ Professor Muhammad highlights the need to ensure that the people of Bangladesh, and particularly of communities which will be impacted by coal mining, retain control over Bangladesh’s coal to ensure that it is only extracted if it can be done in a way which does not harm the environment or destroy community’s livelihoods. “If international companies are allowed to take control of Bangladesh’s coal resources they will do so without any concern for the impacts on local people or the environment, or for the development of Bangladesh’s economy.”
Researcher stresses the importance of viewing the issues of climate change from a social justice perspective “Countries like Australia and the US are disproportionately responsible for causing climate change, but it is countries like Bangladesh which will be worst affected by the global warming. There is an urgent need for those industrialized countries which have already profited considerably from through their uncompromising exploitation of the planet’s resources, to provide compensatory climate financing to the majority world to fund their transition to renewable energy sources which uphold their right to development”.
In ‘’pran prokity Bangladesh’’ article author analyses the importance of pran prokity in the development of Bangladesh. If our ecology, food chain, beneficial pests, wildlife in forest, agricultural land is affected, the development would not be sustainable.
This slime volume is very beneficial for the development and environmental researcher, environmentalists, environmental and social activists who thinks about the grass-root development of mass people and environmental sustainability of Bangladesh.
Reviewed by Shishir Reza, is an Environmental Analyst & Associate Member Bangladesh Economic Association.