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viii, 113 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Green Library
Book
lxiv, 680 p. ; 25 cm
Green Library
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238 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
With reference to Indian context.
Green Library
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ix, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • section 1. Alternative forms of farming
  • section 2. Indian experiences.
Green Library
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xii, 348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
In Indian context.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 222 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction.- 1. The Entrepreneurship and the Role of Local Communities.- 2. Traditional Ethnobiological Knowledge and Bioprospecting.- 3. The Gram Mooligai Limited Company (GMCL) - An Alternative Bioprospecting and Development Model: Constitution, Structure and Its Functioning.- 4. Ethnomedicine, Capacity Development and Innovation System Through GMCL.- 5. GMCL, The Supply Chain and The Final Market.- The Impact of GMCL On Indigenous Communities.- The Impact of GMCL On Indigenous Communities.- Conclusion.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400711129 20160608
Community-based enterprises are the result of a process in which the community acts entrepreneurially to create and operate a new enterprise embedded in its existing social structure and network. This book argues that community-based enterprise could represent a strategy for fostering sustainable local development while at the same time maintaining traditional knowledge in ethnomedicine and conserving the local ecosystems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400711129 20160608
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Green Library
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1 electronic document (viii, 58 p.) : ill. (some col.).
  • 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.
dx.doi.org Synthesis Digital Library
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xvi, 380 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 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.
Contributed papers presented at a seminar.
Green Library
Book
vi, 284 p.
Book
x, 246 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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)
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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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454 p ; cm.
  • TABLES, FIGURES, AND BOXES-- FOREWORD -- INTRODUCTION -- I. MACROECONOMIC ISSUES -- 1. IMPOSSIBLE TRINITY REVISITED: LESSONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA AND OTHER EMERGING ECONOMIES -- 2. FISCAL POLICY IMPERATIVES: CHANGING THE FOCUS OF UNION BUDGET -- 3. IS INDIA'S INFLATION INFLATED? -- 4. IS INDIA'S REAL EFFECTIVE EXCHANGE RATE IN LINE WITH ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS -- II. MARKET REFORMS, PRODUCTIVITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY -- 5. FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS: REFINING THE ARCHITECTURE -- 6. FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN RURAL AREAS AND MICRO-FINANCE: ISSUES, CONSTRAINTS, AND POLICY OPTIONS -- 7. ROLE OF COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY IN MAKING MARKETS COMPETITIVE -- 8. DOES PRIVATIZATION LEAD TO BENIGN OUTCOMES? THE INDIAN EXPERIENCE AND POLICY LESSONS -- 9. ACCELERATING MANUFACTURING GROWTH: PROMISE OF THE NEW MANUFACTURING POLICY AND BEYOND -- 10. LABOUR LAWS: ARE THEY HOLDING BACK MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT IN INDIA -- 11. BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING: UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR -- 12. INSURANCE AS A TOOL FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN INDIA -- III. INFRASTRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND GOVERNANCE: SOME CHALLENGES -- 13. MANAGING INDIA'S DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND: POLICY CHALLENGES IN SOCIAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT -- 14. SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR INCLUSION -- 15. INDIA'S ROAD CONCESSION AGREEMENTS: ISSUES, CHALLENGES, GLOBAL EXPERIENCES, AND LESSONS -- 16. INDIA'S FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: IS IT THE WAY FORWARD? -- 17. IMPROVING PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY: BUILDING A NEW AADHAR -- CONTRIBUTORS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198080138 20160607
This volume brings together a selection of essays by serving economists/advisers at the senior level in various central ministries, regulatory bodies, and policy think-tanks. Promoting evidence-based public policymaking, the volume addresses medium-term policy imperatives for the Indian economy. Rich in data and analysis, the essays cover a wide range of themes including macroeconomic policy for sustaining high growth, sectoral polices for meeting the stated national development goals, market reforms and sustainability, infrastructure development, and challenges of governance. While the focus is on domestic developments, contemporary global economic issues that have implications for the Indian economy are also addressed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198080138 20160607
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xx, 460 p. ; 22 cm.
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.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 186 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Advocacy in Deliberative Democracy 3. Deliberating on the National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan 4. Delibeating on the Forest Rights Act 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138819436 20160619
As one of the world's largest and most bio-diverse countries, India's approach to environmental policy will be very significant in tackling global environmental challenges. This book explores the transformations that have taken place in the making of environmental policy in India since the economic liberalization of the 1990s. It investigates if there has been a slow shift from top-down planning to increasingly bottom up and participatory policy processes, examining the successes and failures of recent environmental policies. Linking deliberation to collective action, this book contends that it is crucial to involve local actors in framing the policies that decide on their rights and control over bio-resources in order to achieve the goal of sustainable human development. The first examples of large-scale participatory processes in Indian environmental policy were the 1999 National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan and the 2006 Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act. This book explores these landmark policies, exploring the strategies of advocacy and deliberation that led to both the successes and failures of recent initiatives. It concludes that in order to deliberate with the state, civil society actors must engage in forms of strategic advocacy with the power to push agendas that challenge mainstream development discourses. The lessons learnt from the Indian experience will not only have immediate significance for the future of policy making in India, but they will also be of interest for other countries faced with the challenges of integrating livelihood and sustainability concerns into the governance process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138819436 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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xvii, 323 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
This book is the outcome of an international conference held in the Department of Economics, Burdwan University, in 2013. The major part of the conference had been related to development, environment and livelihood issues which are also in some way linked to the theme of the ongoing DRS project in the Department, pertaining to issues on rural livelihood. The achievement of higher economic growth is one of the principal objectives of current government policies, and involves intensive resource development programmes with equitable access and distribution of output. It is a great challenge for developing countries and the only vehicle which can bring these countries out of poverty. India's development path is based on its unique resource endowments. As a welfare state, its overriding priority lies in generating its citizens' wellbeing with the multifarious programmes of eradicating poverty through providing means of earning income for a sustainable livelihood. While a number of programmes have been undertaken by the Government with the aim of eliminating poverty, the purpose of generating an all-round enhanced livelihood opportunity based on the creation of an improved ambience is only partially served by such programmes. The recent focus, therefore, has been on the assets/processes/activity framework concerned with not only poverty reduction, but also promoting sustainable livelihood enhancing strategies and access to assets like human capital, physical assets, social capital, financial capital and natural capital. In terms of the sustainable livelihood framework, livelihood comprises the activities, the assets, the capabilities and the access that combine to determine the standard of living attainable for an individual. A livelihood is deemed to be sustainable when it can absorb unforeseen shocks and recover from stresses and uncertainties, while maintaining or enhancing the capability and asset base both at present and for future periods without distorting the natural resources and creating social unrest. This book is composed of seventeen papers covering the socio- developmental aspects and natural resources connected with the concept of sustainable livelihood, as well as livelihood issues intimately linked with the farm and non-farm sectors and impacted by gender aspect.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443863056 20160617
Green Library
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xii, 213 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Theoretical propositions for Indic traditions and ecology-- Swadhyaya movement-- Bishnoi community-- Sacred groves of Bhils-- Modern organizations adapting to ecology-- Dharma as religious and environmental ethos-- Conclusions-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405917 20160607
In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and, exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. It includes a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405917 20160607
Green Library
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208 p. ; 23 cm.
With reference to Mahudi, Mahunala, and Bodiya villages of Gujarat, India.
Green Library

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