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Environmental Scenario in India: Successes and Predicaments
  • Sacchidananda Mukherjee
  • Debashis Chakraborty
India has moved along an impressive growth path over the last decade, marked with a falling share of agriculture, stagnating manufacturing, an expanding services segment, growing trade orientation, enhanced FDI inflows, etc. The consequent growth implications are obvious as far as numbers like the GDP growth rate and per capita GDP trend are concerned, but how sustainable is the associated development with respect to resource management and environmental governance? This book captures the economy- wide impacts of various activities on the environment in India. The environmental impacts on water, air, soil quality and human health are captured through case studies from different parts of India. Analysing separately the concern areas within agriculture (cultivation, aquaculture), manufacturing (industrial pollution, power generation), services (waste management, bio- medical waste, e- waste recycling) and the 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 the various economic activities is derived from relevant branches such as environmental economics, agricultural economics, and water resources economics. The book, focusing on these particular sectors, indicates the concern areas and possible ways to enhance environmental governance.
  • Economy-wide Impacts on Environment,
  • Agriculture & Fisheries,
  • Manufacturing & Power Generation,
  • Services (MSW,
  • E-waste,
  • BMW),
  • Trade Agricultural trade,
  • waste trade)
Publication Date
January 16, 2012
Citation Information
Mukherjee, Sacchidananda and Debashis Chakraborty (Editors), "Environmental Scenario in India: Successes and Predicaments", Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics, Routledge, U.K., January 2012.