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Is economic growth sustainable? Environmental Quality of Indian States after 1991
International Journal of Sustainable Development (2006)
  • Sacchidananda Mukherjee
  • Vinish Kathuria
Abstract
This study attempts to investigate the relationship between Environmental Quality (EQ) and per capita NSDP (i.e., Environmental Kuznets Curve, EKC) of 14 major Indian States, in the light of their high economic growth in the post-liberalisation period. The analysis involves first ranking the States on the basis of their EQ, and then checking the relationship. The results indicate that the relationship between EQ and per capita NSDP is slanting S-shaped. Except Bihar, all the States are on the upward sloping curve of the EKC. The results suggest that the economic growth is mostly at the cost of EQ.
Keywords
  • environment and development,
  • economic growth,
  • Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC),
  • Environmental Quality (EQ),
  • liberalisation,
  • India.
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Vinish Kathuria. "Is economic growth sustainable? Environmental Quality of Indian States after 1991" International Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 9 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sacchidananda_mukherjee/5/