Environmental economics as a discipline is relatively new in India, though concern for the environment is not. This volume brings together works in the area of environmental and resource economics through theoretical, historical, evolutionary, and theme-based perspectives. It captures the different trends that have emerged over the last two decades in the field of environment and development. Eminent environmental economists discuss various issues relating to recent advances in theory; land and water; accounting and valuation; energy and industry; international concerns such as trade and environment and climate change; and areas of challenge and interdisciplinary research.
LIST OF TABLES, LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, PREFACE; PART I OVERVIEW AND EVOLVING THEORETICAL APPROACHES ; 1. Overview: Environmental Economics in India (Kanchan Chopra and Vikram Dayal);; 2. Environmental and Resource Economics: Some Recent Developments (Partha Dasgupta and Karl Goran-Maler);; PART II ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENTAL CONCERNS: LAND AND WATER ; 3. Rights to Land and Water and Watershed Development in India (Amita Shah);; 4. India's Groundwater Irrigation Economy: The Challenge of Balancing Livelihoods and Environment (Tushaar Shah);; PART III ACOUNTING AND VALUATION ; 5. Discussing Recent Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting in India while Acknowledging the Imperfect Economy (Vikram Dayal);; 6. Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Methodologies, Illustrations, and Use (Purnamita Dasgupta);; PART IV ENERGY AND INDUSTRY ; 7. High Economic Growth, Equity, and Sustainable Energy Development of India (R.P. Sengupta);; 8. Water and Air Pollution Abatement in India: An Assessment (M.N. Murty); PART V International Concerns; 9. Trade, Environment, and Natural Resources: A Developing Country Perspective (Meeta Keswani Mehra);; 10. Climate Change: Negotiations and Mitigations Policy (Joyashree Roy);; 11. Climate Change: Negotiations and Adaptation Policy (Kavi Kumar); PART VI Interdisciplinary Issues; 12. Reflections on Interdisciplinary Research (S. Lele); Some Useful Websites