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Environmental Scenario in India by Debashis Chakraborty, Sacchidananda Mukherjee

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13  Is India turning into a pollution haven?

Evidences from trade and investment patterns

Debashis Chakraborty

Introduction

The intensification of certain environment-sensitive economic activities (e.g. mining, ship-breaking), in line with growing international commercial operations in these categories, might bear adverse environmental repercussions in a country in the following manner. First, mislaid thrust on an export-led economic growth model might deplete the stock of natural resources in a developing country/LDC (less-developed country) that traditionally depend considerably on primary items including marine resources, mining and forestry products. Second, the relatively less stringent environmental standards in a developing country/LDC ...

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