5th International Seminar on Environmental Crisis

Sub Themes

  1. Community and Environment
  2. Stewardship and Environmental Ethics
  3. Health Psychology and Environment
  4. Environmental Health and Nutrition
  5. Environmental Policies and International Treaties
  6. Role of Media in Environment Awareness
  7. Sustainable Development and Environment
  8. Environmental Planning and Management
  9. Environmental Pollution
  10. Biodiversity and Environment
  11. Natural Resources and Environment
  12. Other issues related to central theme.

Venue and Date of Seminar:

Institute for Social Development and Research (ISDR), At- Gari Hotwar, P.o.- Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217, Jharkhand.
Location: Near Sheikh Bhikhari Administrative Complex, Khelgaon.
Seminar Date: 22nd-Feb-2014 to 24-Feb-2014
Last Date:
Submission of abstract31st-Jan-2014
Submission of Full Paper15th-March-2014
Registration Fee:

Category Reg. Fee Spot Reg. Fee
Teachers Rs. 900/- Rs. 1200/-
Research Scholars Rs. 800/- Rs. 1100/-
Life Members Rs. 700/- Rs. 1000/-
Accommodation Rs. 500 (One Night Each Person)

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About the Seminar

The world is facing a very serious environmental crisis. Key environmental problems include air pollution, the destruction of the ozone layer, vast quantities of toxic waste, massive levels of soil erosion, the possible exhaustion of key natural resources such as oil and coal. We think that this crisis is likely to have catastrophic effects in the future. Even today, the negative effects of the crisis are evident in the form of growing deserts, increased rates of diseases and the extinction of plant and animal species. From resource depletion and species extinction to pollution overload and toxic surplus, the planet is struggling against unprecedented assaults. This is aggravated by population explosion, industrial growth, technological manipulation, and military proliferation heretofore unknown by the human community. From many accounts the basic elements which sustain life-sufficient water, clean air and arable land are at risk. The challenges are formidable and well documented. The solutions, however, are more elusive and complex. Clearly, this crisis has economic, political, and social dimensions which require more detailed analysis than we can provide here. Some have cited economic development as the cause regarding the environmental issues. Others believe economic development is key to improving India’s environmental management and preventing pollution of the country. It is also suggested that India’s growing population is the primary cause of India’s environmental degradation. Environmental issues are one of the primary causes of disease, health issues and long term livelihood impact for India.

About Ranchi Town

Ranchi is the capital of the state of Jharkhand, which is situated in the Chotanagpur Plateau of the Eastern Region of the country. The 28th state of the country, ‘Jharkhand’ was established on 15th Nov. 2000, and is known for its Greenery, Tribal Population and its rich mineral resources. The climate of Ranchi is cool and pleasant through out the year. The average temperature of Ranchi is 16.20 celcius and is situated at the height of 661 metres above sea level.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited from teachers of Universities and Colleges, Scientists, Research Scholars and Students for this Seminar. Papers may be presented in English or Hindi. Abstract of paper should be not more than 250 words. Full article should not exceed 3,000 words including figures and tables. Both abstract and full paper should be typed in English (MS Word, Arial font, font size 12) or in Hindi (MS Word, Kruti Dev 010 font, font size 14) on A4 size paper. Abstract and full paper may be mailed or sent in soft copy on Email : isdr.ranchi@yahoo.com or isdr.ranchi@gmail.com


Dr. Ram Badan Mehta, Assistant Professor, Head, Dept. of Philosophy, S.S.J.S. Namdhari College, Garhwa, Jharkhand.

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Uday Narayan Singh, Institute for Social Development & Research Gari Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217 (Jharkhand)

Advisory Committee

  1. Dr. Renuka Nath, Assoc. Prof. in History, S. P. Mahila College, Dumka, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. Mritunjaya Kumar, Asst. Prof. in Psychology, J. S. College, Daltonganj, Jharkhand.
  3. Dr. Gomati Bodra, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  4. Dr. Kamla Gupta, Assoc. Prof. in History, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  5. Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Sharma, Asst. Prof. in Commerce, Marwari College, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  6. Dr. Kalindi Kumari, Asst. Prof. in History, Ranchi College, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  7. Dr. Sukalyan Moitra, Asst. Prof., Uni. Dept. of Pol. Science, V. B. University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand.
  8. Dr. S.N. Prajapati, Associate Prof., Head, Dept. of Economics, Y.S. College, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Consulting Committee

  1. Dr. Umesh Kumar Verma, Research Officer, Jharkhand Tribal Welfare Research Institute, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  2. Dr. Shahid Hassan, Assoc.Prof. in Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Organizing Committee

  1. Dr. Shashi Kala Singh (President, ISDR), Assoc.Prof. in Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  2. Dr. Rashmimala Sahu, Asst. Prof. in Political Science, Nirmala College, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  3. Ms. Pushpa Singh, Asst. Prof. in Psychology, Ranchi Women’s College, Jharkhand.
  4. Dr. Indira Banerji, Asst. Prof. in English, Y. S. College, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  5. Dr. Kiran Kumari, Sr. Asst. Prof. in Home Science, Ranchi Women’s College, Jharkhand.