Environment, Natural Resources and the Indian Economy

Edited by: Amarendra Das, Padmaja Mishra

Natural and environmental resources are productive assets in a nation's economy and the basis of a country's economic activity. Economic activity, in turn, affects the quantity and quality of a country's natural and environmental resources. Mining, lumbering, manufacturing, fishing, and a host of other economic activities change the stock of natural resources, which calls for appropriate trade-off between the needs of the present and future generations. However, environmental pollution is one of the major problems faced by the world community, especially in cities of the developing countries which have experienced an unbridled growth of population, urbanization, and industrialization. In India - the second most populous and seventh largest country in the world - environmental problems can be classified into two broad categories: (a) those arising from conditions of poverty and under-development, and (b) those arising as negative effects of the very process of development. This volume of research papers - authored by experts in the field of environmental economics - provides deep insights into the linkages between development and the environment in India. The book suggests remedial measures for environmentally sustainable economic policies in the country. [Subject: India Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Development Studies]~

Publication Date: 7/31/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177083484