Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Asian Region

Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Asian Region


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Asian economic development and environmental consequences are not only crucial for the wellbeing of the people, but are of great relevance for the global economy. The ongoing intense debate on carbon emission mitigating strategies for reducing the impact of environmental consequences has undermined the principle of equity and put a question mark on the sustainability of the development process of the most dynamic Asian economies. This volume explores fresh perspectives on the issues of wellbeing, Asian economic development and environmental concerns.

The book is organised along six themes: issues in sustainability of Asian agriculture; ecological concerns in theory and practice; core themes in economic development; resource management and policy alternatives; discrimination and socio-economic equity in development; and peasant distress and sustainability of cotton economy. The articles are based on unique quantitative data and a rigorous analytical framework for examining policies for an equitable economic and environmental international regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138662643
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/22/2016
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Sucha Singh Gill is Professor, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Lakhwinder Singh is Professor, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Reena Marwah is Associate Professor, Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi.

Table of Contents

List of Tables x

List of Figures xvi

List of Abbreviations xviii

Preface xxiii

Sustainability of Asian Economic Development: An Introduction Sucha Singh Gill Lakhwinder Singh Reena Marwah 1

Part I Issues in Sustainability of Asian Agriculture

1 Globalisation and Sustainability Issues in Agriculture in Asia: A Case of India Sukhpal Singh 23

2 Globalisation and Its Impact on Agriculture, Food Security and Well-being of People in Pakistan Usman Mustafa Muhammad A. Quddus 45

3 Agreement on Agriculture and Food Prices in Bangladesh Munim Kumar Barai 71

4 Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development of Agriculture: An Examination of Major Indian States Rajeev Sharma Indervir Singh 101

5 Agricultural Risk, Weather Insurance, Derivatives and Agricultural Insurance Surjit Singh 124

Part II Ecological Concerns in Theory and Practice

6 Interrogating Marxian, Neo-Classical and Green Perspectives on the Contradictory Implications of Third World/Asian Development for Global Sustainability Pritam Singh 149

7 India and China's National Strategy for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism Practice: A Comparison Xu Xiangyang 164

8 Ecological Implications of Agricultural Development in Punjab Inderjeet Singh Parmod Kumar Aggarwal 183

Part III Core Themes in Economic Development

9 Role of Foreign Aid in Achieving Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka Anoma S. P. Abhayaratne 203

10 Economic Development, Foreign Direct Investment and Policy in India Lakhwinder Singh 226

11 Framework for Planning and Management of Sustainable Inclusive Cities H. S. Gill Deepa Krishnan 245

12 Maintaining High Growth Rate and Future Energy Demand and Supply Scenario in India A. S. Bhullar 272

Part IV Resource Management and Policy Alternatives

13 Groundwater Markets, Irrigation Efficiency and Sustainability: A Study from North India A. Banerji Gauri Khanna J. V. Meenakshi 285

14 Sustainability of the Existing and Alternative Cropping Systems in South-west Punjab R. S. Ghuman G. S. Romana 317

Part V Discrimination and Socio-economic Equity in Development

15 Wageworkers' Exposure to Discrimination and Work-related Insecurity in Punjab's Urban Unorganised Establishments: A Social Class Analysis Varinder Jain 339

16 Who Kill Their Daughters More" Insights from Census Data of Punjab Inder Jit Singh 367

Part VI Peasant Distress and Sustainability of the Cotton Economy

17 Does GM Technology Pay Rich Dividends" Reflections from Bt Cotton Farmers in Maharashtra P. K. Viswanathan N. Lalitha 391

18 Cotton Economy, Cotton Producers, and Bt Cotton Cultivation in Indian Punjab: An Assessment of Economic Impact and Sustainability Issues Sucha Singh Gill Sukhwinder Singh Jaswinder Singh Brar 419

About the Editors 443

Notes on Contributors 444

Index 451

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