Anu Muhammad

The writer is member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

In search of a development model that doesn't leave out people and the environment

Is development essentially harmful for the environment? Must we sacrifice the environment in order to achieve much-needed development? Should we allow poisoning of our air, destruction of our...

July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017

Peoples' master plan for a livable future

The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports is proposing the “Peoples' Master Plan for Power and Energy (2017-2041)” as an alternative to the government'...

April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017

The struggle continues

I have known the site of Rana Plaza in Savar for almost four decades now. I have to cross Savar to and from the Jahangirnagar campus

February 26, 2017
February 26, 2017

YES to Sundarbans NO to projects of environmental destruction

If we say yes to the Sundarbans, then we must say no to the commercial projects harmful for its survival. Whether it is a power plant or any other commercial activity, whether it is foreign...

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Scrap projects of destruction

I first visited Bashkhali in 1991, immediately after a deadly cyclone devastated the area. I could not walk without touching a dead body or its parts...

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Protecting the Sundarbans is our national duty

The Sundarbans, the last reserve forest in the country and a world heritage site, is again under attack. On March 19, 2016, a cargo

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

Promises or Rhetoric: Climate change and SDG

Without changing the development paradigm, these expensive conferences, goals and agreements will only result in failure. Development must not be reduced to 'growth', and '...

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Is Development Incompatible With Democracy?

We are living in the digital age of growth with deprivation; we see affluence with poverty, globalisation with increasing restrictions on

June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015

We need to estimate tax-service ratio

The finance minister has placed the budget of 2015-16 in the parliament that has been prepared under many favourable factors - lower petroleum price in the global market, huge foreign exchange...

April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015

Two years of denial and betrayal

THE families of Rana Plaza victims have passed two years crying for their dear and near ones, suffering in their daily lives and waiting for due compensation and jobs.