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xi, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Growth vs. Environment Debate 2. How much does it Cost? 3. How to Value? 4. What are the Trade-offs? 5. Way Forward: Striving for Green Growth Annex 1: Methodology of Environmental Health Losses Valuation Annex 2: Methodology for Estimating the Cost of Natural Resource Degradation Annex 3: Details of the Meta-Analysis Functions used in Estimating Value of Ecosystem Services Annex 4: Description of the CGE Model.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415719353 20160612
India's sustained and rapid economic growth offers an opportunity to lift millions out of poverty. But this may come at a steep cost to its environment and natural resources. This insightful book analyses India's growth from an economic perspective and assesses whether India can grow in a "green" and sustainable manner. Three key issues are addressed. The first is the physical and monetary costs and losses of environmental health and natural resources driven by economic growth. The authors undertake a monetary valuation and quantification of environmental damage, using techniques that have been developed to better understand and quantify preferences and values of individuals and communities in the context of environmental quality, conservation of natural resources, and environmental health risks. The second part estimates the value of ecosystem services from the major biomes in India using state-of-the art methods with a view to preserving them for the future. The third section provides a menu of policy instruments to explore trade-offs between economic growth and environmental sustainability using a Computable General Equilibrium approach with particular attention to air pollution. The conclusions focus on the way forward in terms of policies, measures and instruments as India has to balance the twin challenges of maintaining economic prosperity while managing its environmental resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415719353 20160612
Green Library
xix, 152 p. ; 22 cm.
  • LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES -- PREFACE -- LECTURE I: -- 1. Intrinsic and Instrumental Values. -- 2. Legacy of the Colonial Era: 1858-1947. -- 3. Plans for National Development Prior to Independence in 1947. -- 4. Establishment of the Planning Commission in 1950. -- 5. The Macroeconomic Crisis of 1966 and Economic Liberalization of 1966-68. -- 6. Five Year Plans and the License Permit Raj. -- LECTURE II: -- 1. Brief Recapitulation of the First Lecture. -- 2. Political Change and Intensification of Controls of LCP. -- 3. Fiscal Profligacy. -- 4. Debt Accumulation and the Build-up to the Crisis of 1990-91. -- 5. Domestic Shocks and Their Economic Consequences. -- LECTURE III: -- 1. Macroeconomic and Balance of Payments Crisis of 1991. -- 2. External Events and Reforms. -- 3. Rationale and Content of the Reforms of 1991. -- 4. Implementation of Reforms: 1991 to mid-2010. -- 5. Outcome of Reforms: 1991 to mid-2010. -- LECTURE IV: -- 1. Recapitulation of the Third Lecture. -- 2. The Onset of the Global Financial Crisis. -- 3. Salient Features of India's Economy: 1950-2010-- Global Financial Crisis. -- 4. Impact of the Crisis on India and China. -- 5. Sustainability of Growth. -- 6. Future Prospects and Conclusions. -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198076384 20160614
This book analyses the origins, rationale, and outcomes of India's economic reforms of 1991 in the context of changes in economy, polity, and society. Using a historical and comparative perspective, the book provides a comprehensive review of the policies and performance of the Indian economy. The author categorizes India's development experience into four time periods and provides a comparative analysis across these: (i) 1950-80: conservative macroeconomic policies, slow growth, and a crisis in 1966; (ii) 1980s: piecemeal reforms, fiscal profligacy, accumulation of domestic and external private debt and faster growth, and the crisis of 1991; (iii) 1991-2009: systemic reforms and growth acceleration; and (iv) 2009-11: the global financial crisis. He also compares the Indian experience with the growth and development strategies of China and certain low-income countries. Drawing lessons from economic theory to understand the policy problems faced by India, the book examines the implications of the recent global financial crisis on growth, sustainability, and the necessity for further reform. The intrinsic objective of India's development-the eradication of mass poverty-and the instruments for achieving it such as acceleration of growth, industrialization, accumulation of physical and human capital, and improvement in productivity are highlighted.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198076384 20160614
Green Library
xxxi, 479 pages ; 23 cm
  • Foreword by C. Rangarajan Acknowledgements Introduction and Overview - K R Shanmugam and K S Kavi Kumar I. ENVIRONMENT Estimating the Cost of Environmental Degradation in India - Muthukumara Mani, Anil Markandya, Aarsi Sagar, Elena Strukova and Gaurav Joshi Discount Rate for Environmental Health Risks: A Comparative Study - K.R. Shanmugam Low Carbon Goods and Services: International Cooperation on Technological Innovation, Transfer and Funding Needs - Kaliappa Kalirajan, Anbumozhi Venkatachalam and Thanh Nguyen Carbon Intensity and Labour Intensity in India - Brinda Viswanathan and Ishwarya Balasubramanian Natural Solutions to Environmental Issues: The Case of the Textile Sector - Badri Narayanan G Are Fiscal Subsidies Harmful for the Environment? - Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty Climate Change Burden Sharing: A Reappraisal of the Equity Debate - Anubhab Pattanayak and K S Kavi Kumar Economic Value of Water Using Hedonic Price Method - Haripirya Gundimeda and Vinish Kathuria Assessing On-farm Conservation and Farmer's Willingness to Participate: A Case Study of Minor - Millet Sukanya Das, Prabhakaran T Raghu and E D Israel Oliver King Economic Analysis of Irrigation Institutions: A Case Study - Durba Biswas and L Venkatachalam Improving Tiger Conservation in India - Zareena Begum I and Amanat K Gill II. DEVELOPMENT Importance of Excess Female Mortality in Explaining Lowness of the Sex Ratio in India - D Jayaraj Subsidized Credit vs Public Works Programme in Rural India - Kausik Chaudhuri and Debanjali Dasgupta Budgetary Allocation on Education: A Study of Inter-state Imbalances - C Bhujanga Rao and D K Srivastava Health Outcome Efficiency of the Indian States - J Prachithaand and K R Shanmugam The Software Sector in Bangalore and Hyderabad - V N Balasubramanyam and Ahalya Balasubramanyam Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789351506492 20170206
Grounded in current issues and constraints, this book focuses on valuing environmental degradation, green economic growth, trade-environment linkage, climate change, health outcome efficiency and public works programmes. Can the 'impressive' growth rates registered by the Indian economy last in the long run? If so, are they inclusive of the key dimensions of well-being? Can the balance between India's demand for and supply of natural capital make the country an ecological debtor? This volume, in honour of Professor U. Sankar, addresses such significant debates and provides policy initiatives to tackle these issues. This book argues that sustainable development as a long-term objective demands a paradigm shift in the approach to viewing ecology and that sustainability has to be assessed in terms of economic, social and environmental outcomes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789351506492 20170206
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
304 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Study conducted in the state of Haryana and parts of Punjab.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
220 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Corporations and Sustainability: The South Asian Perspective is a collection of contributions from leading academics and practitioners which provides an overview of the key challenges and opportunities related to sustainability in South Asia. The last two decades have seen rapid and often dramatic changes in the institutional, economic and ecological contexts in which firms operating in South Asian economies find themselves. South Asia is increasingly seen both as a driver of global economic growth as well as a barrier to sustainable development. The most significant driver of change in the region has been the economic liberalization attempts of national governments, resulting in easier and faster flows of information, labour and capital between these economies and the rest of the world. Consequently, global environmental and social concerns are increasingly driving governmental and corporate decision-making processes for firms operating in South Asia. In responding to these emerging challenges, firms have begun to re-evaluate and redesign their strategies, structures and processes as well as incorporate sustainability principles into their strategies. Corporations and Sustainability: The South Asian Perspective thus delivers an important perspective for researchers as well as students of master's-level courses on business and environment. It is particularly useful for those trying to understand the key sustainability challenges in the South Asian context as well some of the solutions emerging in the critical areas of heavy industry and also service sectors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783530847 20160718
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 225 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
Green Library
xiii, 291 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This edited volume is an undergraduate textbook focusing on the linkages between environment and economics in the Indian perspective. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and scholars in environmental economics, and general readers with an active interest in ecology and environment related issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195655568 20160527
Green Library
196 p. ; 22 cm.
Contributed articles presented at a national consultation on the theme "Environment and development: Areas of conflict and convergence" held on September 13-14, 1994 at the IDS, Jaipur.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 300 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Since the Indian economy was liberated from bureaucratic, socialist controls in 1991, it has developed rapidly. A country once renowned for the backwardness of its industries, its commerce and its financial market is now viewed as potentially one of the major world economies of the 21st century. But there are many questions which need to be asked about the sustainability of this rapid economic growth and its effect on the stability of the country. Have the changes had any impact on poverty and the marginalised? Can India's democracy contain the mounting resentment of those left out of the new economic order? Can a high growth rate be sustained with India's notoriously corrupt and inefficient governance? Can the development of its creaking infrastructure be speeded up? How is India going to feed itself unless agriculture is reformed? This timely book will answer these questions through interviews with industrialists and cricketers, God men and farmers, plutocrats and former untouchables. Full of fascinating stories of real people at a time of great change, it will be of interest to economists, business people, diplomats, politicians, as well as to those who love to travel and who take an interest in the rapid growth of one of the world's largest countries, and what this means to us in the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846041617 20160606
Green Library
1 online resource (xiii, 115 pages) : illustrations.
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Moga factory: The beginning
  • India s revolutions: Seizing local potential and harnessing
  • Milk production
  • The Key to Success: Agricultural Extension Services
  • Contributions to the local economy
  • A test to the Moga community of interests
  • Evolution of the dairy industry in Moga
  • Moga as a catalyst for development
  • Sharing the future: Concluding thoughts.
Nestle's Moga factory was set up in 1961 and comprises of the primary milk collection area for Nestle s operations. Since its inception in Moga, Nestle has been working with its milk farmers and ancillary suppliers towards improving quality and productivity. The study presented in this book (carried out by the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico) highlights Nestle's way of doing business through its philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) and how it contributed to the development of the region over the past 50 years through direct and indirect employment, steady income for milk and other suppliers, and technology transfer. The main objective of the study is to learn to what extent has Nestle contributed to fulfilling the societal aspirations and expectations of the people working in and around its factory in terms of employment generation, poverty alleviation, general improvements in the community s standards of living and environmental conservation. The study also tried to determine to what extent has the company created shared value for itself, milk farmers, ancillary firms, and the community at large. This effort aims at encouraging more research to be carried out to comprehensively and authoritatively look into the impacts private sector can have on and around the area where their factories are located and that way, contribute to our understanding of social-corporate-government interdependency.

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