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India and the Path to Environmental Sustainability
(Released February 2008)

  by Ethan Goffman  


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  1. The polluted waters of the River Yamuna at Wazirabad on the outskirts of New Delhi, 15 June 2007. From a boat on the Yamuna River that flows past India's capital, it's easy to spot bubbles of fetid gas sent up to the water's surface by rotting sewage -- and that's after at least 350 million dollars has been spent on cleaning it up
    TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/ Agence France-Presse /Getty Images

  2. In this picture taken 15 March 2005, local women walk along an irrigation canal outside the village of Mahavirji, some 120 kms upstream from India's most prestigous bird sanctuary and World Heritage site, the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, in India's northwestern state of Rajasthan. Only 5,500 of the 15-17,00 migratory birds that regularly visit the park arrived this year, as lakes and ponds have turned to slush pools due to a massive protest by farmers who have turned the water source to their farm-lands
    Agence France-Presse, 2005/CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

  3. Indian activists from Greenpeace and representatives of pollution-impacted communities from across the country shout anti-government slogans during a protest march to mark World Water Day in New Delhi, 22 March 2005. Hundreds of activists marched towards parliament demanding that the government to ensure provision of clean drinking water, as ordered by the Supreme Court of India
    Agence France-Presse, 2005/RAVEENDRAN

  4. This picture taken 11 October, 2007 shows an Indian man searching through garbage for scrap at a landfill site in New Delhi. An estimated 300,000 waste collectors -- known as ragpickers here -- rifle through the city's unsegregated rubbish to pick up metal and plastic which they sell on to recycling units.

  5. Indian workers, wearing protective gears, dismantle decomissioned ships at a shipbreaking yard in Alang, some 260 kilometres south of the Indian state of Gujarat's capital, Ahmedabad, 21 January 2006. Dockworkers say that the decomissioned asbestos-laden French warship Clemenceau -- whose fate has become an international controversy -- should be beached at Alang and broken up since the locals need the work. After a 10-day dispute about the quantity of asbestos insulation, which poses a workers' safety and environmental hazard, the decomissioned French aircraft carrier entered the Suez canal Sunday as it headed for India to be broken up for scrap
Resources taken from Proquest's eLibrary

Charts and Tables
  1. Season-wise diurnal variation in surface meteorological data: Kochi

    Assessment of atmospheric assimilation potential for industrial development in an urban environment: Kochi (India)
    Goyal, S.K.; Chalapati Rao, C.V., Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 376, No. 1-3, pp. 27-39. Apr 2007
  2. Working Environment in the Factory

    Respiratory Problems of Workers in the Zarda Industry in Kolkata, India
    Ghosh, T.; Barman, S., International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 91-96. 2007
  3. Study area-Lower Vamsadhara river basin 632

    Nitrate pollution and its distribution in the groundwater of Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Rao, Nagireddi Srinivasa, Environmental Geology, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 631-645. Dec 2006
  4. Annual mean levels of SPM, SO 2 and NO 2 in Delhi: 1987-2003

    Understanding Urban Vehicular Pollution Problem Vis-a-Vis Ambient Air Quality - Case Study of a Megacity (Delhi, India)
    Goyal, S. K.; Ghatge, S. V.; Nema, P.; M. Tamhane, S., Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 119, No. 1-3, pp. 557-569. Aug 2006
  5. Growth of population in Kanpur urban agglomeration (1881-2001)

    Municipal solid waste management in Kanpur, India: obstacles and prospects
    Zia, H.; Devadas, V., Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 89-108. 2007
Tables taken from ProQuest's Illustrata

  1. Controlling Forest Fire Incidences by Generating Awareness: A Case Study from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Coimbatore, India
    (University of Freiburg, Fahnenbergplatz, 79100 Freiburg)

  2. Dal Lake
    (International Lake Environment Committee Foundation, 1091 Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga-ken 525-0001, Japan)

  3. Demands on the Indian Coasts: Opportunities and Conflicts
    (The Energy and Resources Institute, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India)

  4. Environment Management Centre
    (Indian Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta - 700 001, West Bengal, India)

  5. Environment Protection Training and Research Institute
    (Environment Protection Training and Research Institute, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032, India)

  6. Present State of the Coastal Environment in India
    (Elrich de Sa, Director, National Institute of Oceanography, The Energy and Resources Institute, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India)

  7. Urban Health and Environment: The Indian Scene
    (World Resources Institute, 1709 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006)

  8. Rice-Crab Production in South India
    (Center for International Earth Science Information Network, 61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964 USA)

Sites taken from ProQuest's Web Resources Database