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Environmental Scenario in India

Book Description

India has moved along an impressive growth path over the last decade, marked with falling share of agriculture, stagnating manufacturing, expanding services segment, growing trade orientation, enhanced FDI inflows etc. The consequent growth implications are obvious as far as the numbers like GDP growth rate and Per Capita GDP trend are concerned, but how sustainable the associated development is with respect to resource management and environmental governance?

This book captures the economy-wide impacts of various activities on environment in India. The environmental impacts on water, air, soil quality and human health are captured through case studies from different parts of India. Analyzing separately the concern areas within agriculture (cultivation, aquaculture), manufacturing (industrial pollution, power generation), services (waste management, bio-medical waste, e-waste recycling) and external sector (agricultural trade, FDI inflow, trade in waste products) performance of India, the book attempts to find an answer to that crucial question. The methodology adopted to capture the environmental impacts of various economic activities is derived from the relevant branches like environmental economics, agricultural economics, and water resources economics. The book, focusing on particular sectors, indicates the concern areas and possible ways for enhancing environmental governance.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Environmental Scenario in India
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. List of figures and maps
  7. List of tables
  8. List of contributors
  9. Foreword by U. Sankar
  10. Acknowledgements
  11. List of abbreviations
  12. Editors’ introduction: The Indian growth story: towards a sustainable development?
  13. PART I Agriculture sector and environment
    1. 1 Issues and options to control agricultural nonpoint source pollution: A case study from India
    2. 2 Economics of sustainable shrimp aquaculture in India
    3. 3 Impact of the monsoon trawling ban on marine fisheries in Tamil Nadu
  14. PART II Manufacturing and power sector and environment
    1. 4 Economics of ‘not‘ controlling pollution: A case study of industrial pollution in power Noyyal River Basin, Tamil Nadu, India
    2. 5 Environmental costs of coal-based thermal power generation in India: Notion and estimation
    3. 6 Environmental cost of using topsoil for brick-making
    4. 7 Environmental impacts (costs) of hydropower generation in India
  15. PART III Service sector and the environment
    1. 8 Growing environmental costs of urban water supplies: Overcoming the challenges in implementing integrated urban water management
    2. 9 Municipal solid waste management in India: Environmental impacts and institutional reforms
    3. 10 Environmental cost of biomedical waste management: A case study of Chennai city
    4. 11 E-waste recycling in India: Bridging the formal-informal divide
  16. PART IV Trade and environment
    1. 12 Agriculture and environment in India: Policy implications in the context of North-South trade
    2. 13 Is India turning into a pollution haven? Evidences from trade and investment patterns
  17. Editors’ conclusion: Environmental management in India: past policies, present lessons and future course
  18. Index