- India and the World Economy, 1757–1947
- Battles Half Won: Political Economy of India's Growth and Economic Policy Since Independence
- Estimating Rural Poverty: Distributional Outcomes, Evaluations, and Policy Responses
- Microfinance: The Shg-Linkage Program
- Microinsurance: A Case Study of the Indian Rainfall Index Insurance Market
- Caste and Upward Mobility
- Performance of Indian Manufacturing in the Postreform Period
- Informal Sector and the Developing World: Relating Theory and Evidence to India
- Structural Transformation and Jobless Growth in the Indian Economy
- Development, Displacement, and Food Security: Land Acquisition in India
- Reforming Primary and Secondary Schooling
- Higher Education Reforms in India
- Health and Health Care Policy in India: The Case for Quality of Care
- Population Dynamics in India and Implications for Economic Growth
- The Dynamics and Status of India's Economic Reforms
- Political Economy of Infrastructure Spending in India
- Aspects of Bureaucratic Corruption
- Distributive Conflicts and Indian Economic Policy: Some Notes On Political Economy
- Economic Growth and Ecological Sustainability in India
- Fiscal Rules in India: are they Effective?
- Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy Transmission in India
- Monetary Policy, Capital Flows, and the Exchange Rate
- India's Trade and Exchange-Rate Policies: Understanding the Bop Crisis and the Reforms Thereafter
- Domestic Financial Sector Reforms
- The Convergence Debate and Econometric Approaches: Evidence from India
- The Globalization Debate and India
- India at the WTO: From Uruguay to Doha and Beyond
- An Estimated DSGE Model of the Indian Economy
- Development Patterns in China and India: Perspective with A Ces Production Function
- What More do we want to know about the Indian Economy?
Abstract and Keywords
This article looks at issues concerning environmental sustainability and economic growth in India using both micro- and macro-level evidence. The article highlights two environmental challenges of India's rapid growth: urbanization and forest cover change. With respect to urbanization, the article suggests that there is a role for economic instruments in reducing air pollution related to increasing urbanization. With respect to forest cover, it notes that whereas overall forest cover has marginally increased in India, in the bulk of forests, which are moderately dense, there is a decline. The article then asks if it is reasonable to expect forest dependence to decrease as India grows and rural wealth increases. From a broader perspective, it argues that there exist crucial environmental thresholds to India's growth strategy. The article ends with a discussion about governance issues surrounding Indian environment policy to make growth more environmentally sustainable.
Pranab Mukhopadhyay (Goa University, Goa, India)
Priya Shyamsundar (South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, Kathmandu, Nepal)
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