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Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India



This book provides a historical interpretation of the environment debate in contemporary India. As such, it focuses not so much on the extent of environmental degradation in the country as on the question of balancing the conflicting policy objectives of economic growth and environmental protection. Conflicts, fuelled by unequal access to natural resources, have in turn led to a vibrant and varied environmental movement. Gadgil and Guha argue, however, that despite its vitality and rapid rise to prominence, the Indian environmental movement has been limited in its ability to contribute creatively to the debate on development policy. The authors believe that this debate could be enriched through integrating the insights gleaned from an ecological interpretation of the development experience in India into all stages of policy formulation and execution.
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 26 Oct 1995
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 0 41512 524 3
    Type: paperback
    From: Routledge
  • Pub. Date: 26 Oct 1995
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 0 41512 523 5
    Type: hardback
    From: Routledge
  • Pub. Date: 1 Oct 1995
    Pub. Place: New Delhi
    ISBN: 0 14025 761 6
    Type: paperback
    From: Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.