Population Development and Environment: A Contemporary Debate
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About the Book :
This volume is an outcome of intense discussion and debate held in the Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, during the national seminar in February 2010. This volume contains twenty six papers divided into five sections and exploring the relationship among the three dimensions, i.e. population, development and environment especially in the Indian context. First section presents a theoretical framework of the basic understanding of population, development and environment; second section revolves round the various aspects of migration and urbanization; third section is webbed around the socio-economic developmental issues taking case studies from different parts of the country; fourth section highlights the impact of economic development on environment and impact of environment on human development. The last section discusses the planning and policy issues and the data sources needed for research in the holistic study of population, development and environment. Overall, the book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to explore the complex, continuous and eternal relationship between population, development and environment in the context of India, drawing concepts and methods from several academic disciplines like geography, demography, environment, economics, sociology, botany and social work. This book will be useful for academicians, researchers, NGOs, policy makers, planners and all those who are concerned for the common people, the people who are concerned with population, development and environment.
About Author :
Tara Devi Singh, (b. 1947) is Professor of Geography at Banaras Hindu University. Her areas of interest are Urban and Population Geography. She has published numerous research papers, monograph, edited volume and authored one book on Indian Ocean in Hindi for which she is awarded by the Government of India in 2010.
A.K. Singh is Assistant Professor (Agriculture) at North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur, Assam. He did his M.Sc. from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, and Ph. D. from Visva Bharati Santiniketan. He is a recipient of University Fellowship, Department of Atomic Energy Fellowship and National Agricultural Technology Project Fellowship. He has published 16 research papers in national and international journals of repute and attended several seminars.
Archana K. Roy, (b.1975) is Assistant Professor of Geography at Banaras Hindu University. Her areas of interest are in population, migration and urbanization studies, women studies and study of deprived and marginalized groups. She authored a book Distress Migration and Left behind Women.
A.P. Mishra, (b. 1958) is Associate Professor of Geography at Banaras Hindu University. His specialization includes rural poverty, resource, regional development studies and gender studies. He has completed three projects and published more than 40 research papers, one research monograph and three books.