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Global Issues in Water Policy

Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India

A Study from an Economic Perspective

Authors: Chakraborty, Debesh, Mukhopadhyay, Kakali

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  • Makes a comprehensive analysis of water pollution from macro and micro economic perspectives of India
  • Estimates the water pollution content in foreign trade and nation’s Green GDP
  • Evaluates the impact of abatement policies on different segments of the Indian economy and offers a useful guide for policy makers, researchers and world bodies to devise action and pursue further research
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India has been traditionally well-endowed with large freshwater reserves, but increasing population, urbanization and agricultural growth in recent decades are causing overexploitation of surface and groundwater. As consumption of water grows, wastewater increases significantly and in the absence of proper measures for treatment and management, is polluting existing freshwater reserves. As a result, water pollution has emerged as one of the nation’s gravest environmental threats.

This book draws a link between water pollution generated by different industries and the various economic activities of the Indian economy using the Input-output framework. It constructs a detailed water pollution coefficient matrix involving different types of water pollutants. The book estimates the total amount of water pollution generated directly and indirectly in different sectors and activities, and also calculates the water pollution content in India’s foreign trade sector. It also accounts for defensive expenditure from water pollution and estimates Green GDP for the extent and scope of environmental challenges. Analysis of the result indicates the variation in the pollution content of different economic activities. Finally, the book offers a portfolio of policies and assesses the implications of such policies on pollution generation in India.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India
Book Subtitle
A Study from an Economic Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8929-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8929-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8928-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0342-8
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 259
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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