Resources and Regional Development in India
The growing population of India has increased the pressure on the country's natural resources. The complex and dynamic links between natural resources and regional development have long been recognized. This festschrift, written in honor of Professor Baleshwar Thakur, examines the challenges emerging out of resource usage and regional development in the country. Section one of the book covers topics such as: resource regions, resource usage, globalization, land use changes, water crisis, irrigation expansion and demand, floods forecasting and management, water quality, and hydropower development. Section two features topics such as: India's inter-state disparities, indicators of development, sex ratio imbalances, borrowing trend economy and its impact, transportation and agricultural development, road transport regions, geosheelitics, climate change impact, and mitigation. Both sections are interrelated, as the various resources provide a base for the development of all regions of the country.
Publication Date: 9/1/2014