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Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in India

A Study from an Economic Perspective

  • Debesh Chakraborty
  • Kakali Mukhopadhyay

Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 1-21
  3. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 23-45
  4. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 47-51
  5. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 53-99
  6. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 101-118
  7. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 119-140
  8. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 141-164
  9. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 165-187
  10. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 189-233
  11. Debesh Chakraborty, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 235-247
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 249-259

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Green GDP India Input-output analysis Water pollution abatement policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Debesh Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Kakali Mukhopadhyay
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Agricultural Economics ProgramMcGill UniversitySte-Anne-de-BellevueCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8929-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8928-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8929-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0631
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0658
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