Transcending Natural Resource Management towards Clinch of Internal Security: Some Evidences from India

  • Amit Vishwakarma Research Scholar, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand Assistant Professor, PG Department of Geography, B.N. Mandal University, Bihar, India
  • Afshan Naz Quazi Former Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: Natural Resources Management (NRM), Internal Security, Sustainability, Governance, Pragmatism, Possibilism


India is indisputably on the advancing front of progress where its hefty natural resources serve the greatest assets to reckon with. The progress of any country is directly dependent upon the quality and quantum of available natural resources with it. For a country like India having vast continentality, these natural resources are catalysts in programs associated with human development and sustainability. However, with the enormous rise of population and dwindling resource pools, the society suffers from critical disturbances in internal security across the country’s length and breadth. There exists a proven causal relationship of a significant association between shocks to natural resources and the intensity of civil conflicts in a region. The episodes resulting from a disrupted state of internal security pose a massive challenge to government functionaries in
keeping pace with worldwide socio-economic development. The obvious choice of Natural Resource Management (NRM) provides one of the promising keys to handle this menace effectively. The
present work explores this meticulous strategy of assuring internal security through an improved pragmatism and judicious use of natural resources in states marred with recurring incidences of chaos and human violence. The planning and monitoring of internal security with peoples’ stake depend evidently upon the technical capability of government in handling resources with a vision for Possibilism. NRM, thus, conceptualize a framework of governance where exploitation of resources and sustenance of internal security in India go hand-in-hand prudently. The paper attempts to resolve a deteriorating internal security situation by strategizing a development-cumsustainability approach to keep a large nation safe and secure.

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Vishwakarma, A., & Naz Quazi, A. (2020). Transcending Natural Resource Management towards Clinch of Internal Security: Some Evidences from India. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 8(2), 46-52.