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  • Reinforcing the classroom
  • Natural plant fibers for engineering applications: technocentric and ecocentric dimensions of sustainability
  • The coir fiber industry in kerala, india: sociocentric dimension of sustainability
  • Case study
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography.
Over the last two decades, globalization has had a profound impact on how we view the world and its sustainability. One group of professionals that lies at the heart of sustainability is the engineers. Engineers are trained problem solvers, required to implement technical solutions and are at the forefront of the development of new technologies. Although engineers play a critical role in sustainability, traditional engineering programs typically only focus on the technocentric and ecocentric dimensions of sustainability, providing little training on the sociocentric dimension. With more and more interest in sustainability, it is becoming increasingly important to also provide engineers with an awareness of sociocentric issues and the necessary skills to address them. The aim of this book is to provide engineering educators with a real-life case study that can be brought into existing courses to help bridge the gap between engineering and the global world. The case study focuses on how our engineering study of different natural plant fibers for soil erosion control led us to small villages in Kerala, India, where marginalized women workers often stand waste deep in water several hours a day, clean and beat coconuts by hand, and separate and spin coconut (coir) fibers into yarn by hand, for very low wages. The case study provides insight into the three dimensions of sustainability (technocentric, ecocentric, and sociocentric) and how they come together in a typical engineering problem.
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  • A brief history of Brazil's growth
  • China towards 2020 : growth performance and sustainability
  • Shaping the Indian miracle : acceleration towards high growth
  • Indonesia beyond the recovery : growth strategy in an archipelago country
  • Sustainable growth in South Africa.
This publication is based on the proceedings of a conference, organized by the OECD, on the growth performance of these large emerging-market economies. The book brings together contributions from policy makers and scholars. It discusses the growth experiences of these countries, including how they have fared in the wake of the recent global financial crisis. It also examines these countries' prospects for sustaining strong growth over the long term. The chapters in this book offer analyses of the growth process in individual countries, including the reduction of external vulnerability in Brazil, the contribution of human and physical capital accumulation in China and Indonesia, initiatives to promote infrastructure and social development in India, and financial deepening in South Africa.--Publisher's description.
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  • Preface 1. Introduction Tilman Altenburg 2. Sustainability-oriented innovation systems - managing the green transformation Tilman Altenburg and Anna Pegels 3. Technology transfer? The rise of China and India in green technology sectors Rasmus Lema and Adrian Lema 4. Innovating for energy efficiency: a perspective from India Ankur Chaudhary, Ambuj Sagar and Ajay Mathur 5. Sustainability-oriented innovation in the automobile industry: advancing electromobility in China, France, Germany and India Tilman Altenburg, Shikha Bhasin and Doris Fischer 6. Different routes to technology acquisition and innovation system building? China's and India's wind turbine industries Rainer Walz and Jonathan Novak Delgado 7. Key actors and their motives for wind energy innovation in China Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvard and Zhou Yuan 8. Challenges of low carbon technology diffusion: insights from shifts in China's photovoltaic industry development Doris Fischer.
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Global economic growth, recently fuelled by Asia's emerging economies, has greatly accelerated the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and boosted demand for scarce natural resources, including energy, food and mineral raw materials. These developments are pushing the planet close to its ecological boundaries. Transforming the world economy towards sustainability, while ensuring decent levels of resource use for all global citizens, is the greatest challenge of our time. This book explores how innovation systems need to be adapted to successfully confront these challenges. The first chapter introduces the concept of sustainability-oriented innovation systems which highlights the systematic differences between systems that have developed along current resource-intensive technological trajectories and those that address the impending environmental mega-problems. The subsequent articles present case studies of sustainability-oriented innovations in a number of policy areas, including energy efficiency, electric mobility and generation of renewable energy, in China and India. These case studies confirm the specificities of innovation systems geared towards a green techno-economic paradigm. This book was originally published as a special issue of Innovation and Development.
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  • Population, life support, and human development / Ramprasad Sengupta and Anup Sinha
  • Beyond population projections: critical issues in relation to life support and human development / Ashish Bose --Population: a new paradigm for old and new concerns / Gita Sen
  • Population and water resources in India: crucial gaps in knoweldge for sustainable use in future / Jayanta Bandyopadhyay & Bidisha Malik
  • Water resource development: scarcity and conflict / A. Vaidyanathan
  • Sustainable land use for foodgrain production and environmental protection / C.L. Acharya and A.K. Sharma
  • Food and land use: sustainable development in India in the context of global consumption demands / Utsa Patnaik
  • An alternative people based system for health care and population stabilization / N.H. Anita
  • Health, health serivices, and family planning in India / Dibabar Banerji
  • Investment in the education sector in India, for human development: the past and the future / Tapas Majumdar
  • On universalisaion of elementary education in India: prospects and constraints / V.N. Reddy
  • Urban growth, basic amenities and waste management in India / Annapurna Shaw
  • Institutional innovations for infrastructural development in India and the merging urban scenario / Amitabh Kundu.
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  • Population and sustainable development
  • Population, environment and development
  • Peoples' participation, reproductive and child health care and development
  • Institution of Panchayati Raj, social security, investment and development
  • Migration, social change and development
  • Science, technology and sustainable development.
Papers presented at the Seminar on Population and Sustainable Development in India, organised by Society for Social Empowerment during 1-2 April 2004.
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  • pt. 1. section I: concept, theories, models and general principles
  • section II: population and sustainable management of environment/resources
  • pt. 2. section III: Indian situation in the global context
  • section IV: regional approaches : analysis.
Contributed articles.
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  • The Indian context and enabling environment
  • Creating and commercializing knowledge
  • Diffusing and absorbing knowledge
  • Promoting inclusive innovation
  • Strengthening skills and education for innovation
  • Upgrading information infrastructure
  • Enhancing innovation finance.
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Contributed papers presented at two international conferences jointly organized by United Nations University, Tokyo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and National Institute of Rural Development's North-East Regional Centre at Guwahati, India, in October 2005 and September 2006; with reference to India and Southeast Asia.
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  • Preface 1. Passions of Power and the "Tryst with Destiny" 2. Modernity, Cornucopianism and the Megamachine 3. The Evolution of India's Economic Development Discourse: Independence to 1985 4. The Embrace of Nuclear Power and The Development-Energy Treadmill In India 5. The Advance of Economic Liberalization in India: 1985 to Present 6. Political Economy of Nuclear Power in India 7. Beyond Cornucopianism and the Megamachine Organization 8. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415629164 20160615
Nuclear power is often characterized as a "green technology." Technologies are rarely, if ever, socially isolated artefacts. Instead, they materially represent an embodiment of values and priorities. Nuclear power is no different. It is a product of a particular political economy and the question is whether that political economy can helpfully engage with the challenge of addressing the environmental crisis on a finite, inequitable and shared planet. For developing countries like India, who are presently making infrastructure investments which will have long legacies, it is imperative that these investments wrestle with such questions and prove themselves capable of sufficiency, greater equality and inclusiveness. This book offers a critique of civilian nuclear power as a green energy strategy for India and develops and proposes an alternative "synergy for sustainability." It situates nuclear power as a socio-technical infrastructure embodying a particular development discourse and practice of energy and economic development. The book reveals the political economy of this arrangement and examines the latter's ability to respond to the environmental crisis. Manu V. Mathai argues that the existing overwhelmingly growth-focused, highly technology-centric approach for organizing economic activity is unsustainable and needs to be reformed. Within this imperative for change, nuclear power in India is found to be and is characterized as an "authoritarian technology." Based on this political economy critique the book proposes an alternative, a synergy of ideas from the fields of development economics, energy planning and science, technology and society studies.
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Globalization is widely seen as the most important factor influencing national economies of nations in the new millennium. The rapid advancement in information technology and communications has made it not just possible but absolutely essential for industries the world over to adapt or fall by the wayside. The most important aspects of economic globalization are the breaking down of national barriers; the international spread of trade, financial, and production activities; and the growing power of transnational corporations and international financial institutions in these processes.
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Collection of papers presented at the UGC National Seminar on "Tribal Ecology and Sustainable Development in India" held at Sri Venikateswara University during 8-9, 2000.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 1. INTRODUCTION-- 2. FISCAL DEVELOPMENT AND OUTLOOK IN INDIA-- 3. INDIA: MACROECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE FISCAL IMBALANCES-- 4. FINANCIAL REPRESSION, CROWDING OUT, AND GROWTH-- 5. BALANCE SHEETS CRISES-- 6. INSTITUTIONAL PREREQUISITES FOR ACHIEVING A RESPONSIBLE FISCAL POLICY IN A DEMOCRACY-- 7. ADJUSTMENTS IN FEDERAL CONTEXT-- 8. SUBSIDIES AND SALARIES: ISSUES IN THE RESTRUCTURING OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE IN INDIA-- 9. LONG-TERM FISCAL POLICY CHALLENGES AND RISKS IN INDIA-- 10. FISCAL POLICY IN INDIA: LESSONS AND PRIORITIES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195674880 20160528
India's economy has grown rapidly since the beginning of the 1990s, despite a large and growing fiscal deficit and rising public levels relative to output. This book explores whether India has found a way to reconcile sustained expansionary fiscal policies with relative macroeconomic stability. Drawing on the views of some of the most knowledgeable experts on macroeconomics and fiscal policy, with wide ranging experience in both other emerging market countries, as well as in India, it seeks to understand the strengths and weaknesses of India's policies in managing its fiscal position. This volume argues why India does not face serious macroeconomic problems in spite of large fiscal imbalances, but at the same time incurring hidden costs on the economy in terms of foregone potential for even higher economic growth. It warns that time is running out for India to address these fiscal imbalances in a way that does not result in enhanced vulnerability to macroeconomic crisis.
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  • India's fiscal deficits and their sustainability in perspective / Ashok K. Lahiri and R. Kannan
  • Taxing services : strategy and challenges / M. Govinda Rao
  • Fiscal discipline at the state level : perverse incentives and paths to reform / Mukesh Anand, Amaresh Bagchi, and Tapas K. Sen
  • Growth-accelarating fiscal devolution to the third tier / Indira Rajaraman
  • Quality of government expenditure : a review / E.A.S. Sarma
  • Government subsidies in India : issues and approach / D.K. Srivastava and C. Bhujanga Rao
  • Contingent liabilities at the state level : the Indian experience / Usha Thorat and Sunando Roy
  • Fiscal impact of electricity boards' overdues on state finances / T.L. Sankar
  • The poor and health service use in India / Ajay Mahal, Abdo S. Yazbeck, David H. Peters and G.N.V. Ramana
  • Fiscal adjustment and expenditure management / A. Premchand and Saumen Chattopadhyay
  • State finances in India : towards fiscal responsibility / Stephan Howes and Shikha Jha
  • The challenge of pension reform in India / Robert Palacios.
This work examines macro-fiscal and micro-fiscal of policy and its implications for economic growth acceleration through an insight into the financial boundaries under which government spending is set and tax revenue targets estimated and the opportunity cost of cutting or expanding government spending programmes.
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  • Major issues in sustaining growth and development in LDCs / Kartik C. Roy and Raj Kumar Sen
  • Sustainability of development: a socio-economic perspective / Suhas Chandra Chakrabartty
  • Sustainabliity of development for LIEs and economic agenda for the 1990s and beyond / Raj Kumar Sen
  • Towards sustainable development / Veena Devasthali
  • Population growth, sustainable development and a threat to environment / Dhirendra Nath Konar
  • Sustainability of development and economics of environment in the context of SAARC countries / D.D. Guru
  • Environmental issues for attaining sustainable development in LDCs / N. Manonmoney
  • Environmental implications of economic development in an input-output framework / Prakash and Sumitra Chowdhury
  • Industrial growth, environment and ecology in India: a note / P.L. Sablok
  • India's dwindling forests: a threat to environment and eco-system / K.P. Nath
  • Property rights, the hills and the tragedy of the commons in Manipur / Amar S. Yumnam
  • Sustainability of development: economic and environmental study of a village / K. Nageswara Rao
  • Sustainable growth for an island economy: a case study of Andaman and Nicobar Islands / Alak Ghosh
  • GIS and economic models as information systems for sustainable development / S.R. Harrison and P.C. Sharma.
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  • IPM-general aspects
  • Entomopathogens-microbial pesticides
  • Botanical pesticides
  • Cultural control
  • Genetic techniques
  • Pheromones, attractants and repellents
  • Vector control
  • Others.
The farmers in developing countries are now renewing interest in approaches such as biological control, biopesticides and cultural practices to control insect pests. However, these non-chemical methods are not popularised among farmers in developing countries. These eco-friendly methods will play an important role in pest management in future, since they will bring about sustainable development. A systematic approach is required to develop and adapt the eco-friendly programmes for many crops and for today's production practices. This book deals with topics in the following areas: IPM General Aspects; Entomopathogens; Microbial Pesticides; Entomophages; Biological Control; Botanical Pesticides; Cultural Control Measures; Vector Control; Genetic Techniques; Attractants and Repellents.
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  • Macroeconomic Development and the Environment.- Economic Development and Environment.- Environmental Regulations and Compliance in India.- Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers and the Environment.- Industrial Development and Benefits and Costs of the Environmental Regulations.- Total Factor Productivity of Indian Industry.- Valuing the Benefits of Air Pollution Abatement.- Environmental Regulation and Production Efficiency.- Cost of Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development.- Win-Win Opportunities and Environmental Regulation: Test of the Porter Hypothesis.- Industrial Water Demand and Shadow Price.- Environmental Productivity, Oil Prices and Induced Innovations.- Environmental Productivity and Kuznets Curve.- A Global Analysis of Environmentally Sensitive Productivity Growth.- Macroeconomic Effects of Oil Price Shocks.- Energy Prices and Induced Technological Progress.- The Road Ahead.
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This book highlights methodological approaches for the economics of sustainable development and brings together recent empirical work done in India, especially by Dr. Surender Kumar and Dr. Shunsuke Managi. Various chapters in this book use Indian data to show the very wide applicability of methodologies in the theory of production for dealing with many empirical issues of environmentally sustainable development in a developing country. I congratulate the authors for the time and effort devoted to compiling this very useful reference on the subject and the publishers for publishing this volume. The methodologies of cost functions, distance functions, and production fu- tions have been used in many recent studies and in the studies reported in this book for environmental valuation. Environmental valuation is required for designing policy instruments like pollution taxes for sustainable development and for meas- ing green GDP. The UN methodology of integrated environmental and economic accounting provides ways of measuring the cost of maintaining environmental resources at sustainable levels or the maintenance cost for estimating green GDP. Some of the chapters in this book show that the methodology of distance functions could be used for estimating the cost of environmentally sustainable development.
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This text is an exercise in learning from the voices of the communities living in Indian villages near urban areas. It is a concerned, primarily, with learning what these communities have to say on their well-being and livelihoods and is, therefore, an attempt to record and register as much as possible of what these communities say. The data and information provided have been written as a transliteration of the language they were originally spoken and presented in; the analysis is that of the editors. Agriculture in urban and peri-urban areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh plays an important role not only as a source of livelihood but also in supplying food grains, vegetables, pulses, milk, frutis and other agricultural produce to urban and peri-urban communities and markets. It constitutes a major source of income and livelihood both for those who own land in and around such areas and for those offering their labour for employment. The range of food grains, pulses, cereals, vegetables and milk produced by farmers in such areas are in part for self-consumption and in part for sale in the market. This helps not only in supplying esential commodities, but also in stabilizing prices and markets and in maintaining stocks. The study, then, looks at the relationship between agriculture and urban and peri-urban areas, and the phenomenon of industrialization/urbanization - particularly air pollution as perceived and viewed by the farmers. In presenting these perspectives, the farmers gave insights into some related issues such as the role of agriculture in their livelihoods, the nature of agricultural constraints, the impact of air pollution on health status and quality of life, and the support systems for addressing the problems of the farmers.
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  • 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.
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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.
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Local knowledge and sustainable management forests and material resources in tribal communities in India.
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Comparison of the experiences of China and India in fighting the growing famine of jobs.
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  • Part 1 Introduction: The Ganges and Brahmaputra Basins, Graham P. Chapman, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London-- Policy-making in the Face of Uncertainty - the Himalayas as Unknowns, Michael Thompson, The Musgrave Institute, London. Part 2 Upstream and highland and lowland interaction: Terrace irrigation of mountainous hillslopes in the Middle Hills of Nepal - Stability or instability, Kegang Wu and John B. Thornes, Kings College London-- Assessing the impact of anthropogenic land-use change in the Himalayas, Bruno Messerli and Thomas Hofer, University of Bern-- Nepal's water resources - the potential for exploitation in the Upper Ganges Catchment, KB Sajjadur Rasheed, University of Dhaka-- Disputed facts: a countervailing view from the hills, Michael Thompson. Part 3 Midstream: The Ganga Plains, Graham P. Chapman-- Water quality in the River Ganges, VK. Kumra, Banaras Hindu University-- Whose Concept of participation? State-society dynamics in the cleaning of the Ganga at Varanasi, Sarah Ahmed, Institute of Rural Management, Gujarat. Part 4 Downstream: Environmental myth as international politics - the problems of the Bengal Delta, Graham P. Chapman-- The Human Response to environmental dynamics in Bangladesh, Shahnaz Huq-Hussain, University of Dhaka. Part 5 Conclusions.
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The Ganges basin is home to 10% of the human race - 500 million people - and the environmental problems are enormous. Many of the region's problems such as deforestation, soil erosion, pollution and droughts, are directly related to the role of water in the economy and environment. This text examines the complexity of this region's dependence on water. This title is part of a series aimed at a multidisciplinary readership. The issues addressed are viewed from a variety of perspectives: social; economic; political; historical; and environmental. The series stresses two major themes: globalization as a major trend affecting contemporary development and fundamental patterns of environmental change.
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  • Part I: Energy Security.- Chapter 1. Sustainable Energy Security For India-An Indicator-Based Approach.- Chapter 2. The Tertiary Economy: A Threat to the Global Economy.- Chapter 3. Measuring Energy Security of China.- Chapter 4. Financial Issues Affecting Energy Security.- Chapter 5. Leveraging Renewable Energy Certificate Market for Attaining Sustainable Energy Security for India.- Part II: Energy Analysis and Modeling.- Chapter 6. Energy Concepts for Smart Cities.- Chapter 7. Low-carbon planning in a resource-constrained electricity system: A case study from India.- Chapter 8. Useful Work Transitions in Portugal, 1856-2009.- Chapter 9. Energy Consumption In Tunisia Over 1990-2008: A Decomposition Analysis Using Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index Technique.- Chapter 10. Access and Transition to LPG Cooking Fuel by Households in Rural India: An Assessment of Policy and Action.- Chapter 11. Domestic Energy Consumption Pattern in Maharashtra.- Part III: Energy Technology Assessment.- Chapter 12. Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Non Conventional Thin-Film Photovoltaics: the Case of Dye-Sensitized Solar Devices.- Chapter 13. A critical analysis of nuclear power development in India and Uranium demand forecast: A case study.- Chapter 14. A life-cycle assessment of Nuclear Electricity Systems.- Chapter 15. Adoption of smart grid technologies by electrical utilities in India: An exploratory study of issues and challenges.- Chapter 16. Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies in Indian Railways: A Case Study of Two Workshops.- Part IV: Energy-Environment-Economy Nexus.- Chapter 17. Rebound Effect and Structural Change.- Chapter 18. Understanding the Formation of Costs and Environmental Impacts Using Exergy-Based Methods.- Chapter 19. Does energy intensity affect labour productivity in Indian firms? Preliminary estimates.- Chapter 20. Environmental Performance of Coal Power Generation in China.- Chapter 21. Characterizing Energy Poverty: Implications For Energy Access Policies.- Chapter 22. Development of power market in India-Opportunities and challenges.- Chapter 23. Changing Scenario of Indian Electricity Supply Industry: Study of Short-Term Power Market in India.- Chapter 24. Some Arguments for an Integrated Tool in Economic and Energy Valuation.- PART V: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.- Chapter 25. Stakeholders' Perceptions of Bioenergy-Global Coverage and Policy Implications.- Chapter 26. Agricultural Residue-based Power Generation: A Viable Option in India.- Chapter 27. Energy dependence and potential for renewables: Analysis of future trends and potential for renewable energy development in Cambodia and Laos.- Chapter 28. Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy Technologies: A Study of BRICS.- Chapter 29. The Role of Biotechnology in Energy and Environment.- Part VI: Energy and Sustainability.- Chapter 30. Integration of emission reduction and environmental management goals for sustainable urban development.- Chapter 31. Microalgae for Sustainable Energy Production?.- Chapter 32. Energy sustainability issues in agriculture: Lessons from Developed and Developing countries.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9788132220640 20160618
This volume provides a systematic framework for energy suppliers, policy makers, academics, students, and all others interested in energy security, and analyzes key issues concerning energy, security and sustainability with the help of a wealth of data. While sustainability is the broadest objective, energy security is an important part of it, at the global, national and societal levels. The development of a sustainable, long-term solution to meeting the world's energy needs is a defining issue of our time, since central global challenges that the world faces-poverty alleviation, climate change, and environmental degradation-are directly linked to energy security. The contributions cover key issues in sustainable energy and illustrate that the insecurity of a majority of countries owes to internal factors which have more to do with market forces, inefficient technologies, lack of institutions, environmental insecurity, pricing mechanisms, etc., and less to do with the international situation. The links between energy and development are both direct and indirect. Directly, energy provides several services and utilities to maintain human well-being, and also does so indirectly through stakeholders. This volume addresses both the direct and indirect links and provides sustainable alternatives, helping readers to better grasp the resilience of both socio-economic and resource sub-systems in the process. The issues affecting energy supply and demand, including technology portfolios, environmental considerations and consumer attitudes are thoroughly discussed. One of the critical questions that arises is how to facilitate energy investment. The investment climate and the key issues involved are analyzed, including: the capital flows with reasonable and stable investment frameworks, timely decision-making by governments, and open markets. The broad objective of the volume is to foster a deeper understanding of the concept of energy security and to identify the methods of analysis, policy initiatives and future research needed to generate a balanced pattern of energy use and mitigate its impact on humanity and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788132220640 20160618
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xii, 348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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