Nagpur, India: City of Peace


We welcome Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey to the ICP Advisory Council as leader of Nagpur, India: City of Peace. Dr. Kurvey and his colleagues have a sophisticated peace program established and working for a better community and world:

Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Environmental Protection (IIPDEP) is non-political, non-profit NGO. 

Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.


Public education and awareness. Research and Data Collection. Information and Advocacy. Partnership with International, Regional, National, NGOs, societies. Rehabilitation and Capacity building. Lobbying to policy makers and bureaucrats. Sensitization of Media.

Our Mission: 

Peace, Human Rights; Disarmament; Nuclear weapons free world; Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions; Human security; Education and awareness against Illegal Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons; Human Rights Education and awareness (Advocacy); No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Museum,; Environmental Protection; Rehabilitation and capacity building; Role of Engineers & Scientists towards Global Responsibility; Sustainable development; Gender and children; Any issues directly or indirectly leads to the peace, sustainable development , environment including Health in developing and under developed societies. 

IIPDEP takes a holistic and integrated approach to development that favors the sustainability.

International Institute for Peace, Disarmament and Environmental Protection

Contact Person: Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey
537, Sakkardara Road, Nagpur-440009 India

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About Nagpur, India (from Wikipedia):

Nāgpur, Marathi: नागपूर is a city and winter capital of the state of Maharashtra, the largest city in central India and third largest city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. With a population of 4,653,171 (2011), Nagpur UA is the 9th largest urban conglomeration in India, In addition to being the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra state assembly “Vidhan Sabha”, Nagpur is also a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, and is also famous throughout the country as “Orange City” for being a major trade center of oranges that are cultivated in the region. In addition, the city also derives political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement.

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Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country with the Zero Mile Marker indicating the geographical center of India. The city was founded by the Gonds but later became part of the Maratha Empire under the Bhonsles. The British East India Company took over Nagpur in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. After the first reorganisation of states, the city lost its capital status but according to the informal “Nagpur Pact” between political leaders it was made the second capital of Maharashtra.



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