Sustainable Development Goals: An Indian Perspective
This volume examines the practicality of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in India, and includes policy analyses and statistical assessments of comparative data between India and different countries. With a focus on poverty and economics, the contributors offer sector and state specific performance analyses of each goal, determining the feasibility for different states and regions to implement a given goal under conditions of extreme poverty and economic distress. Readers will learn how to perform comprehensive economic performance analyses, and how to apply these methods at local and regional scales within the framework of sustainable development.The book will be of interest to students and researchers studying sustainable development, economics, and policy analysis, as well as NGOs and government agencies working towards achieving the SDGs in impoverished nations. CONTENTS 1. No Poverty: How Much, How Far / Anindya Bhukta 2. Sustainable Agriculture, Poverty, Food Security and Improved Nutrition / V. Saravanakumar, Umanath Malaiarasan, R. Balasubramanian 3. Health Progress in India with Respect to Millennium Development Goals: Are Health Targets of SDGs Achievable? An Empirical Study at Sub-National Level / Sushil Kr. Haldar, Sulekha Hembram 4. Education in India: Goals and Achievements / Sebak K. Jana 5. Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focussing on the Adolescent Girls in India / Amrita Patel, Sumanta Banerjee, Asha Hans 6. Clean Water and Sanitation: India’s Present and Future Prospects / Nilanjan Ghosh, Soumya Bhowmick, Roshan Saha 7. Enabling Energy Sustainability / Suvra Majumder 8. Structural Change in Employment and Unemployment in India / Arup Mitra, Jitender Singh 9. Avoiding Premature Deindustrialization in India: Achieving SDG9 / Selim Raihan 10. How Is India Flaring in Achieving SDG 10 on Reduced Inequality? / Zubayer Hossen, Bazlul Haque Khondker 11. Sustainability in Indian Cities: A Developing Country Perspective / Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan 12. Sustainable Consumption Pattern in India / Sanchita Daripa, Soumyananda Dinda 13. Climate Change Responses and Sustainable Development: Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation / Vaibhav Bangar, Rajat Goyal, Rajiv Pandey 14. Ocean and Sustainable Development: A Preliminary Assessment for India / Tuhin Ghosh, Somnath Hazra 15. Biodiversity Conservation and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: India’s Responses Evaluated—Particularly in Relation to SDG15 / Clement A. Tisdell 16. Sustainable Development Goals: Implementation of Goal 16 by India / Sanjay Upadhyay, Avani Dubey 17. Trade and Sustainable Development Goals: A Multiscenario Analysis for India and Other Asia-Pacific Countries / Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Shounkie Nawani ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Somnath Hazra is a trained Ecological Economist, with an expertise in Climate Change Economics, Forest Economics, Sustainable Development, Ecosystem Services, Environmental valuation and Policy analysis. He has vast research experience in different Indian research centers as well as teaching experiences at UG and PG level in different Universities in West Bengal. He has experience in managing and executing development programmes in various capacities for Government, International Development organizations and Private Sector. He has visited different countries all over the world for performing different project assignments and also for the presentation of research articles on climate change, environmental and development economics. He has in his credit more than 50 research articles and 5 edited volumes related to Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development. Anindya Bhukta is Associate Professor of Economics at Netaji Mahavidyalaya, India. He has over twenty years of experience in teaching economics at the undergraduate level. He is a prolific writer and has written hundreds of articles on economic and environmental issues in regional languages. Dr. Bhukta has also published more than sixty books on issues in Indian economic problems and policies and also on environmental issues. He has special interest on Intellectual Property Rights.