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Environment and Development
Essays in Honour of Dr U. Sankar

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February 2016 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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.



 
Foreword by C. Rangarajan
 
Acknowledgements
K R Shanmugam and K S Kavi Kumar
Introduction and Overview
 
I. ENVIRONMENT
Muthukumara Mani, Anil Markandya, Aarsi Sagar, Elena Strukova and Gaurav Joshi
Estimating the Cost of Environmental Degradation in India
K.R. Shanmugam
Discount Rate for Environmental Health Risks: A Comparative Study
Kaliappa Kalirajan, Anbumozhi Venkatachalam and Thanh Nguyen
Low Carbon Goods and Services: International Cooperation on Technological Innovation, Transfer and Funding Needs
Brinda Viswanathan and Ishwarya Balasubramanian
Carbon Intensity and Labour Intensity in India
Badri Narayanan G
Natural Solutions to Environmental Issues: The Case of the Textile Sector
Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty
Are Fiscal Subsidies Harmful for the Environment?
Anubhab Pattanayak and K S Kavi Kumar
Climate Change Burden Sharing: A Reappraisal of the Equity Debate
Haripirya Gundimeda and Vinish Kathuria
Economic Value of Water Using Hedonic Price Method
Millet Sukanya Das, Prabhakaran T Raghu and E D Israel Oliver King
Assessing On-farm Conservation and Farmer’s Willingness to Participate: A Case Study of Minor
Durba Biswas and L Venkatachalam
Economic Analysis of Irrigation Institutions: A Case Study
Zareena Begum I and Amanat K Gill
Improving Tiger Conservation in India
 
II. DEVELOPMENT
D Jayaraj
Importance of Excess Female Mortality in Explaining Lowness of the Sex Ratio in India
Kausik Chaudhuri and Debanjali Dasgupta
Subsidized Credit vs Public Works Programme in Rural India
C Bhujanga Rao and D K Srivastava
Budgetary Allocation on Education: A Study of Inter-state Imbalances
J Prachithaand and K R Shanmugam
Health Outcome Efficiency of the Indian States
V N Balasubramanyam and Ahalya Balasubramanyam
The Software Sector in Bangalore and Hyderabad
 
Index

The book has done justice to the objective for which it was set out…the beautiful collection of essays will also encourage the readers to delve deeper into the work of Professor Sankar.

South Asia Economic Journal,
Volume 17 (Issue 2), September 2016

This book, a tribute to the environment economist U. Sankar, elaborates on a range of environmental and development concerns that are specific to India…[The book] is a celebration of his teachings by a group of environmental economists. These environmental economists have specialized in different areas within the discipline. 

Frontline,
17 February 2017

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