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Delia Davin and Barbara Harriss-White

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265673

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.001.0001

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Environment and Development in India

Environment and Development in India

Chapter:
(p.193) 10 Environment and Development in India
Source:
China–India
Author(s):

S. Ravi Rajan

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.003.0011

The purpose of this chapter is to explore some of the key debates about India’s environment and development. It begins by summarising some of the country’s key sustainability indicators. It then examines the natural resource management sector, focusing on forestry and irrigation. Finally, it explores the threats posed by environmental risks of technological origin – by considering five high profile cases – the Bhopal Gas Disaster of 1984; the controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs); the seismicity concerns of the TEHRI dam; the handling of pollution and transportation policy in New Delhi; and the debate on nuclear safety.

Keywords:   India, environment, development, human rights, governance, expertise, risk, disasters, Bhopal

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