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1 Spatial vulnerability assessment using satellite based NDVI for rainfed agriculture in India
Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, 2015
xiv, 192p
Accn. No. GR15500


Managing energy, nutrients and pests in organic field crops
Martin, Ralph C
CRC Press, 2014
xxi, 414p
Accn. No. 11397

The use of organic management practices in field cropping continues to rise globally, and these methods have proven to be a viable way to produce food with reduced resource use and environmental damage. The book challenges the popular misconception that organic systems are weak at managing energy, nutrients, and pests and shows how innovative farm designs can enhance organic performance. It provides information for assessing the current state of knowledge on organic field cropping and for making the systems more viable.

3. Golden greens: the amazing world of plants
Bhattacharyya, Bharati
TERI press , 2015
xxiv, 263p
Accn. No. GR15446
4. Lets get active: Learning about flowers
Ganguly, Swayam
TERI press, 2016
Accn. No. GR15498


Fundamentals of biomedical science: data handling and analysis        
Blann, Andrew D
Oxford University Press, 2015
Accn. No. 11380

Data Handling and Analysis provides a broad review of the quantitative skills needed to be an effective biomedical scientist. Spanning the collection, presentation, and analysis of data - and drawing on relevant examples throughout - Data Handling and Analysis is the ideal introduction to the subject for any student of biomedical science.


Growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms
Stamets, Paul
Ten Speed Press, 2000
xviii, 574p.
Accn. No. 11355

This fully updated edition of the internationally acclaimed mushroom grower's guide adds 6 more mushroom species to the 25 species already described. Advanced cultivation techniques for Agaricus braziliensis, Pleurotus tuberregium, Sparassis crispa, Trametes versicolor, Tremella fuciformis and Agaricus brunnescens ("Portobello") mushrooms have been added to the Third Edition. This book covers in detail state-of-the-art commercial cultivation techniques, liquid culture inoculation methods, mycological landscaping, growing room and lab designs, troubleshooting and more. Commonly referred to as "The New Testament" by amateur and professional mycologists alike. The best book on mushroom cultivation just keeps getting better!




Poverty and progress: realities and myths about global hunger 
Lal, Deepak.
Oxford University Press, 2015
xi, 248p.
Acc No. 11441    
330.59 LAL

The greatest reduction in mass poverty in human history has occurred during the current era of globalization. The world's poor are now catching up with the rich at a rapid pace in terms of human well-being, health, education, and life span. Drawing on 50 years of experience around the globe, renowned development economist Mr. Lal describes developing country realities and refutes misguided notions about economic progress, including the World Bank calculations that exaggerate the extent of poverty, overstated claims made on behalf of microfinance, the resurrection of discredited theories such as vicious circles of poverty, and the need for massive foreign aid to save Africa. The author also examines Western proposals to deal with climate change and concludes that they pose a great potential threat to the world's poor. Fortunately, liberalization in poor countries makes them less likely to be swayed by the intellectual fads of the West, so that classical liberal economic policies will continue to be the source of progress in the developing world.

Liberalization and economic performance of the informal sector: a study of Indian economy 
Bairagya, Indrajit.
Routledge, 2015
xxiv, 190p.
Acc No. 11440        
330.34 BAI

Impact of liberalization on informality has been a subject of intense debate for many years and the major issue that has come up is whether liberalization helps to grow informal sector and informality in the economy or it is an obstruction for informal sector's growth. Thus, in the light of the recent liberalization measure, this book sets to examine general presumptions of the development of informal sector in the context of the Indian economy. The book begins with a broad framework for analysis of output contribution and growth of the informal sector. Liberalization is measured by openness indices and inter-sectoral linkages. Impact of liberalization on growth contributions of informal sector is captured by openness indices (i.e. degree of openness to trade and principal component scores), technical efficiency (measured by Data Envelope Analysis and estimated by Tobit Censored Regression model) and components of productivity (computed by Malmquist total factor productivity index) of the informal enterprises by inter-sectoral linkages. The linkages are modeled theoretically in a neo-classical growth theory and empirically measured by sub-contracting arrangements between formal and informal enterprises. In addition, the book also provides implications on promotion of informal sector from the viewpoint of employment generation.

Indian capitalism in development  Harriss-White, Barbara., (Ed.). Routledge, 2015
xxi, 256p.
Acc No. 11439        
330.342.141 HAR

Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles played by the state. With its focus on India, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the comparative political economy of development for the analysis of contemporary capitalism. Beginning with an exploration of capitalism in agriculture and rural development, it goes on to discuss rural labour, small town entrepreneurs, and technical change and competition in rural and urban manufacturing, highlighting the relationships between agricultural and non-agricultural firms and employment. An analysis of processes of commodification and their interaction with uncommodified areas of the economy makes use of the 'knowledge economy' as a case study. Other chapters look at the political economy of energy as a driver of accumulation in contradiction with both capital and labour, and at how the political economy of policy processes regulating energy highlights the fragmentary nature of the Indian state. Finally, a chapter on the processes and agencies involved in the export of wealth argues that this plays a crucial role in concealing the exploitation of labour in India.

World development and economic systems: theory and applications
Cohen, S I.
World Scientific, 2015
xvi, 392p.
Acc No. 11438
330.34 COH

Mainstream economics generally assumes a universalistic market-oriented economic behavior that drives countries to adopt one economic system, with marginal variations. This book extends the scope of theory and applications by asserting that other distinct behaviors evolve and dominate in other economic systems. Systemic differences arise from distinct social, political and economic behavioral-motivational types that associate with intensive agent activity in household, state and firm settings. External conditions, historical events, and agent interactions ultimately result in domination of one motivational type over others; thus determining distinct profiles of structure, conduct, and performance in different economic systems, that are generally observed in the adopting countries. The book validates the theory empirically, traces the historical evolution of the respective economic systems in the world regions and evaluates their responses to various systemic failures such as monopoly, uncertainties, externalities and collective needs. The evaluation is extended to structural changes and system performance regarding growth and distribution. It draws on microeconomics, welfare economics, development economics and the international economy. The book projects the influence potential of leading countries/systems, and treats effects of displacement of incumbent leaders (US, Japan) by newcomer leaders (China, India) on system competition and on world governance.

Reorienting the 19th century: global economy in the continuing
Asian age 
Frank, Andre Gunder., (Ed.) Paradigm, 2014
xiii, 352p.
Acc No. 11437        
339.9 FRA

Andre Gunder Frank was a path-breaking scholar in several disciplines over an illustrious and contentious 50-year career. First amongst his many important works is the book ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age, which sought to correct a Euro-centric world view of the development of the global political economy. Frank passed away in April 2005 while working on this new book, a sequel to ReORIENT. In this book Frank shows many of the myths of European industrialisation, hegemony and capitalism which have hidden the fact that Asia remained a serious power not just into the 18th century, as Frank himself argued in 1998, but well into the 19th century as well. When Frank passed away his colleagues rallied to finish this book and it is presented here as his final major statement.


Happiness and economic growth: lessons from developing countries
Clark, Andrew E., (Ed.).
Oxford University Press, 2014
xiv, 277p.
Acc No. 11436 
330.34 LA

In this collection, a number of major thinkers in the field analyze the relationship between income and subjective well-being, in particular in the increasingly relevant context of developing countries. A number of chapters in the book set out new evidence to explain why, despite the remarkable rate of economic growth that has been experienced in the country, the average level of happiness in China appears not to have risen. The various arguments raised in these chapters appeal to a number of matters such as increased insecurity, unemployment, adaptation to new higher living standards, and peer comparison. The collection also contains more mitigated points of view with regard to welfare in developing countries, taking as their basis the role of income growth in reducing the risk of low well-being, as well as more generally the inherent difficulties involved when studies attempt to use self-reported well-being measures as a metric of development. The book has contributions by the best-known researchers in happiness economics and development economics including Richard Easterlin and Martin Ravallion. Several chapters document brand new stylized facts about well-being and economic development. Presents new evidence on the foundations of subjective well-being in China. Focus on the growth-happiness nexus in developing countries.

Economics and development studies 
Tribe, Michael.
Routledge, 2010
xxi, 288p.
Acc No. 11434 
330.34 TRI

Following an introductory chapter outlining the connections between development economics and development studies, this book consists of eight substantive chapters dealing with the nature of development economics, economic growth and structural change, economic growth and developing countries, economic growth and economic development since 1960, the global economy and the Third World, developing countries and international trade, economics and development policy, and poverty, equality and development economists, with a tenth concluding chapter. This book synthesizes existing development economics literature in order to identify the salient issues and controversies and make them accessible and understandable. The concern is to distinguish differences within the economics profession, and between economists and non-economists, so that the reader can make informed judgments about the sources of these differences, and about their impact on policy analysis and policy advice. The book features explanatory text boxes, tables and diagrams, suggestions for further reading, and a listing of the economic concepts used in the chapters.

Economic growth, efficiency and inequality 
Jain, Satish K., (Ed.).
Routledge, 2015
xx, 206p.
Acc No. 11433
330.35 JAI

This volume deals with a range of contemporary issues in Indian and other world economies, with a focus on economic theory and policy and their longstanding implications. It analyses and predicts the mechanisms that can come into play to determine the function of institutions and the impact of public policy. This is a valuable book on an engaging theme that seeks to analyze the functioning of institutions to assess outcomes in terms of their impact on growth, efficiency and inequality. It demonstrates how economic theory can be used to improve our understanding of the real world and change it for the better. This volume encompasses perfectly clearly written essays that reflect some of the driving themes in economics. It is a presentation for a wide set of readers.

Economic elites, crises, and democracy: alternatives beyond neoliberal capitalism
Solimano, Andres.
Oxford University Press, 2014
vi, 211p.
Acc No. 11432   

The author examines main challenges of global capitalism using a blend of approaches combining economics with sociological insights and political economy perspectives. This book presents updated data on rich economic elites and the middle class, demystifies the meaning of individual entrepreneurship in corporate capitalism, uncovers rich stories of past and present financial crises, and warns of the growing internationalization of the very rich and of social movements and argues, forcefully, in favor of adopting a new approach of economic democracy to solve the world' acute social problems.

Cities and public policy: an urban agenda for India
Mohanty, Prasanna K.
Sage, 2014
xvii, 333p.
Acc No. 11431
330.34 MOH

The twenty-first century will witness a rapid urban expansion in the developing world. India, it is believed, will be at the forefront of such a phenomenon. This book acknowledges the role of agglomeration externalities as the cornerstone of urban public policy in India. Arguing that hypotheses of over-urbanization and urban bias theory-which articulated a negative view of urbanization-are based on fragile theoretical as well as empirical foundations, this book calls for proactive public policy to harness planned urbanization as resource. India requires agglomeration-augmenting, congestion-mitigating, and resource-generating cities as engines of economic growth, including rural development. The book provides a large number of practical examples from India and abroad to enable policy-makers undertake reforms in urban and regional planning, financing, and governance to meet the challenges of urbanization in India. It combines theory and practice to draw lessons for an urban agenda for India and recognizes the central role of cities in catalysing growth and generating public finance for economic development.


India and Africa's Partnership: a vision for a new future
Dubey, Ajay Kumar.
Springer, 2016
xiv, 249p.
Acc No. 11427
338.2(540)(6) DUB

This book demonstrates the changing dynamics of India's engagement with Africa, focusing on trade, investment, official development assistance, capacity building activities and the diaspora. It also examines its impact at the economic, political and societal levels with respect to governance, democratic structures, education and health. India has competitive edge of historical goodwill and it is one of the most important countries engaging Africa in the 21st Century. For Africa, India has emerged from an aid recipient country to a major aid provider but on a basis of partnership model. The book provides a contemporary analysis and assessment of Indo-Africa relations, bringing together contributions from the Global South and from the North that explore whether the relationship is truly 'mutually beneficial'.

Equilibrium models in an applied framework: Industrial structure and transformation
Noren, Ronny.
Springer-Verlag, 2013
xvi, 136p.
Acc No. 11426
330.44 NOR

This book gives the historical development, explanations of technical specifications, and a basic understanding of how to use different equilibrium models in an applied framework. It contains an accessible analytical survey of economic equilibrium models, including multi-sector programming models (linear and quadratic) and the computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. The book introduces the importance of disinvestment, and hence, a model of economic transformation is developed. Finally, the globalisation process of the production system is examined. The equilibrium models in this book are presented in an easy way. Although the book is primarily written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates, the reading of the book will appeal to anyone interested in economic theory and applied modelling in the field of economics.
19 Economic Survey 2015-16: India, Ministry of Finance, 2016
Controller of Publications
xiii, 213p.
Acc No. 11425
REF330(083.4)(540) IND
A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Economic Survey 2015-16 reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous 12 months, summarizes the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term. This document is presented to both houses of Parliament during the Budget Session. With detailed statistical data covering all aspects of the economy-macro as well as sectoral-the report provides an overview of the issues like: Economic Outlook, Prospects, and Policy Challenges Fiscal Framework; 'Wiping Every Tear From Every Eye': The JAM Number Trinity Solution; The Investment Climate: Stalled Projects, Debt Overhang and The Equity Puzzle; Credit, Structure and Double Financial Repression: A Diagnosis of the Banking Sector.
20 Central budget 2016-17 / India, Ministry of Finance. Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2016 V.P. Acc No. 11430 The Budget documents presented to Parliament comprise, besides the Finance Minister's Budget Speech, of the following: A. Annual Financial Statement (AFS) B. Demand for Grants (DG) C. Appropriation Bill D. Finance Bill E. Memorandum Explaining the Provisions in the Finance Bill, 2016 F. Macro-economic framework for the relevant financial year G. Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement for the financial year H. Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement I. Expenditure Budget Volume -1 J. Expenditure Budget Volume -(Part A and Part B) K. Receipts Budget L. Budget at a glance M. Highlights of Budget N. Status of implementation of Announcements made in Finance Minister's Budget Speech of the previous financial year.
21 World Development Report 2016: Digital dividends
The World Bank, 2016
xxiii, 330p.
Acc No. 11429
330.34 WB
Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends-that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies-have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. To get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the "analog complements"-by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers' skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.
22 India 2016: a reference manual New Media Wing. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Govt of India, 2016
60th ed.;

Acc No. 11444

This book offers a comprehensive digest of country's progress in different fields. The book deal with all aspects of development -from rural to urban, industry to infrastructure, science and technology, art and culture, economy, health, defence, education and mass communication. The sections on general knowledge, current affairs, sports and important events, are a must read for comprehensive understanding of these fields with its authenticity of facts and data, the book is a treasure for students, researchers and academicians.
23 Statistical profile of automobile industry in India 2014-2015
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, 2016
viii, 300p.
Acc No. 11447
The book released in February 2016 provides comprehensive data on the automobile industry in India. It gives historical data on production, domestic sales, exports, market share and growth trend of the manufacturers. It contains state-wise and city-wise vehicle registration, road, petroleum and infrastructure information along with historical excise and customs duty structure. It also covers state and city wise vehicle penetration of the country along with vehicle population, global sales data of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. This would be a useful reference for drawing up production programmes, reviewing sales performance and also in evolving marketing strategies

Economic survey 2014-15, Vol II, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs
Oxford University Press 2015 

viii, 146p

Accn. No. 11401


A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Economic Survey reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous twelve months, summarizes the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term. This document is presented to both houses of Parliament during the Budget Session, tabled a day ahead of the Union Budget. With detailed statistical data covering all aspects of the economy macro as well as sectoral'the Survey provides an overview of key issues such as state of the Indian economy; challenges, policy responses, and medium-term outlook; fiscal policy and monetary management; financial intermediation and the role of markets; external sector, balance of payments, and trade; agriculture, industrial development and services sector; energy, infrastructure, and communications; human development, climate change, and public programmes; and India and the global economy. The annual Survey is widely read and used by policymakers, the corporate sector, private analysts and investors, academics, civil society, media, the international stakeholders of India's economy, civil servants at the national and state levels, as well as scholars from around the world.
25 Microfinance India: the social performance report 2014
Srinivasan, Girija
Oxford University Press, 2015
xxii, 150p
Accn. No. 11404
Microfinance India: The Social Performance Report is an annual publication that collates and presents comprehensive research-based study and documentation of social performance data and initiatives on social performance of microfinance players in the country. Based on case studies and analysis of available information on practices and social performance indicators that the sector is attempting to integrate into its operations, the report features the current landscape of microfinance in India with regard to social performance and responsible finance. The fourth edition of the report captures the essence of policy, strategy, and practice elements of social performance in the sector. It examines the different approaches of various stakeholders to the issue of improving customer protection and customer welfare. The report highlights the role of lenders and investors and the need for their participation for institutionalizing responsible finance practices. It takes stock on governance practices in microfinance institutions (MFIs) and provides insights into what MFIs measure, review, and use for redesign of their business models in relation to responsible finance. This year's report also reflects on responsible finance issues in financial inclusion through banking Business Correspondent model.
26. World development report 2015: mind, society and behavior
The World Bank, 2015
xvii, 215p
Accn. No. 11405
Every policy relies on explicit or implicit assumptions about how people make choices. Those assumptions typically rest on an idealized model of how people think, rather than an understanding of how everyday thinking actually works. This year's World Development Report argues that a more realistic account of decision-making and behavior will make development policy more effective. The Report emphasizes what it calls 'the three marks of everyday thinking.' In everyday thinking, people use intuition much more than careful analysis. They employ concepts and tools that prior experience in their cultural world has made familiar. And social emotions and social norms motivate much of what they do. These insights together explain the extraordinary persistence of some social practices, and rapid change in others.It demonstrates that new policy ideas based on a richer view of decision-making can yield high economic returns. These new policy targets include: the choice architecture (for example, the default option); the scope for social rewards; frames that influence whether or not a norm is activated; information in the form of rules of thumb; opportunities for experiences that change mental models or social norms. Finally, the Report shows that small changes in context have large effects on behavior. As a result, discovering which interventions are most effective, and with which contexts and populations, inherently requires an experimental approach. Rigor is needed for testing the processes for delivering interventions, not just the products that are delivered.
27. Mahatma Gandhi national rura employment guarantee act: a catalyst for rural transformation Desai, Sonalde
National Council of Applied Economic Research
xiv, 191p
Accn. No. GR15468


Degrowth: a vocabulary for a new era
Alisa, Giacomo D
Routledge, 2015
xxvi, 220p.
Accn. No. 11383

Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful forintervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels - local, national and global.The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference.


Land and poverty alleviation
Agrawal, P K.
Kalpaz, 2015
Accn. No. 11387

The book is the first comprehensive volume to remove poverty through implementation of all constituents of land reforms globally. Access to ownership of land and security of tenure can save the landless and the land poor from starvation or hunger. Implementation of land reforms doesn't involve huge funds but requisite political and administrative will is required to implement measures of land reforms to reduce poverty. If land reforms are not implemented, the stark discrimination in society will cause the land poor in rural areas and the homeless in urban areas to mobilise and overrun the creations of globalisation and symbols of modern civilisation. This book is not only a theoretical work on land vis-Ó-vis poverty, it also provides practical solutions and methodologies based on the best practices around the world in respect of each factor of land reform. It will be an epoch-making book for serious readers, practical administrators, policy-makers, peasants, sharecroppers and their leaders


India development report 2015
Dev, Mahendra S
Oxford University Press, 2015
xxvii, 318p
Accn. No. 11392

According to recent estimates, India is the third largest economy in the world after USA and China in terms of purchasing power parity. More significantly, the country witnessed a major shift in political leadership when a clear mandate was provided to the BJP-led NDA coalition in the national elections in May 2014. This has empowered the new government to take bold economic decisions to meet the short- and longer-term challenges of this country. Accelerating growth is the immediate challenge for the new government as it is expected to deliver on the economic front as well as on the social front. It has to bolster businesses as well as the common people. India, aspiring to be a global power, must promote harmonious and inclusive socio-economic development. Keeping this in mind, many crucial questions are raised: How has the economy been performing? What should be done to revive GDP growth? What is the relationship between investment and growth? How to address India's vulnerability to external crises? How to control inflation? How to achieve social and environmental goals?  


Economic survey 2014-15, vol 1
India, Ministry of Finance, Department of  Economic Affairs.
Oxford University Press, 2015
vii, 137p
Accn. No. 11400


  Energy/ Renewable Energy
32 Gurgaon handbook on solar: a handbook on solar overview of India, Haryana solar policies, central and state entities in solar, solar market players and key stakeholders of Gurgaon Gurgaon First, 2015
vii, 116p
Accn. No. GR15432
33 All India electricity statistics 2014: general review 2014
Central Electricity Authority, 2014
xv, 262p
Accn. No. 11410
34 Compendium of regulations 2015, vol 1
Central Electricity Regulatory, Commission Central Electricity Authority. 2015
Accn. No. 11414


Unconventional gas reserves: evaluation, appraisal and development
Islam, Rafiqul   M.
Elsevier, 2015
viii, 624p
Accn. No. 11399

Natural gas, especially unconventional gas, has an increasingly important role in meeting the world's energy needs. Experts estimate that it has the potential to add anywhere from 60-250% to the global proven gas reserve in the next two decades. To maintain pace with increasing global demand, Unconventional Gas Reservoirs provides the necessary bridge into the newer processes, approaches and designs to help identify these more uncommon reservoirs available and how to maximize its unconventional potential. Loaded with reservoir development and characterization strategies, this book will show you how to: Recognize the challenges and opportunities surrounding unconventional gas reservoirs. Distinguish among the various types of unconventional reservoirs, such as shale gas, coalbed methane, and tight gas formations. Drill down and quantify the reservoir's economic potential and other critical considerations. 


Solar irrigation pumps: case for pan India application
Infraline Energy Research & Information Services, 2014
Accn. No. 11336

The report deals with all aspects of introduction of solar pumps in market, the potential of replacing pumps, the technologies that can be followed and also the impact of introduction of solar pumps on second green revolution. The report covers the details of Indian agriculture sector including the quantities of water required, the land available and power consumption among others. It gives in detail the pump sets usage in different states along with the fuel consumed and expected trends in years to come. The practices followed for input of electricity and diesel, the consumption pattern, its expenditure incurred by the nation in form of subsidies and environmental damage caused has been depicted with the help of financial model for replacement of conventional pumps by solar pumps.


Electrifying India: regional political economies of development 
Kale, Sunila S
Stanford University Press, 2014
Accn. No. 11382

Throughout the 20th century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early nationalists and planners conceptualized Indian development, and huge sums were spent on the project from then until now. Yet despite all this, sixty-five years after independence nearly 400 million Indians have no access to electricity. The book explores the political and historical puzzle of uneven development in India's vital electricity sector.                        



Decision making in natural resource management: a structured, adaptive approach
Conroy, Michael J.
John Wiley & Sons, 2013
xvi, 456p.
Acc No. 11443  
504.062 CON 

This book is intended for use by natural resource managers and scientists, and students in the fields of natural resource management, ecology, and conservation biology, who are confronted with complex and difficult decision making problems. The book takes readers through the process of developing a structured approach to decision making, by firstly deconstructing decisions into component parts, which are each fully analyzed and then reassembled to form a working decision model. It integrates common-sense ideas about problem definitions, such as the need for decisions to be driven by explicit objectives, with sophisticated approaches for modeling decision influence and incorporating feedback from monitoring programs into decision making via adaptive management. Numerous worked examples are provided for illustration, along with detailed case studies illustrating the authors' experience in applying structured approaches. There is also a series of detailed technical appendices. An accompanying website provides computer code and data used in the worked examples.

Regional environmental law: transregional comparative lessons in pursuit of sustainable development

Scholtz, Werner., (Ed.).
Edward Elgar, 2015
xiii, 444p.
Acc No. 11442    
504:34 SCH

This perceptive work presents a unique comparative legal analysis, ascertaining how regional environmental law can contribute to the prevailing pursuit of global sustainable development. The book provides an introduction to and analysis of the environmental law adhered to by each regional organisation in an accessible and discerning discussion. Regional Environmental Law analyses the manner in which four distinct regional organisations - the European Union (EU), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the African Union (AU) - facilitate cooperation concerning regional environmental law in order to promote sustainable development. The fundamental environmental issues that require regional cooperation are considered: human rights and the environment, climate change and shared watercourses. Leading scholars critically analyse how states may pool sovereignty, pursuant to finding solutions to these salient environmental problems. The book puts forward conclusive thoughts about how to work towards the sustainable development agenda through both specific regional action and collaborative efforts.

Environment and fiscal reforms in India
Srivastava, D K., (Ed.).
Sage, 2014
xix, 338p.
Acc No. 11435
504:330 SRI

India is, at present, embarking upon a major reform of its indirect tax system. This book highlights the importance of an integrated fiscal regime promoting innovations in efficient resource management, taxing polluting inputs and outputs, and spreading awareness about the problems facing the environment and its inter-dependent systems. The current structure of taxation in India, the book underlines, is characterized by inadequacies such as cascading, multiple tax rates and inter-state sales tax, fragmenting the all-India market. The ongoing fiscal reforms are aimed at ushering a comprehensive goods and services tax (GST) to address these concerns. The book argues in favour of integrating environmental considerations in the GST regime. It emphasizes the importance of eco-taxes on polluting inputs and outputs-at a higher effective rate-taking both the central and the state taxes into account. The book will be indispensable to students and scholars of public economics, public finance, environmental economics, ecological studies as well as policymakers, policy analysts and the informed general reader.
41 The green guide to environmental courses and careers The Energy and Resources Institute
TERI press, 2016
Accn. No. GR15402
42 New directions in social impact assessment: conceptual and methodological advances
Vanclay, Frank
Edward Elgar, 2011
xxxiii, 382p
Accn. No. 11409
This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced. This significant addition to the literature will be an invaluable reference for academics, consultants and practitioners.
43 The international handbook of social impact assessment: conceptual and methodological advances
Becker, Henk A
Edward Elgar, 2003
xxii, 326p
Accn. No. 11408
Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is the process of analysing and managing the intended and unintended consequences on the human environment of planned interventions (policies, programmes, plans, projects) so as to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment. This important Handbook presents an indispensable overview of the range of new methods and of the conceptual advances in SIA. Recent increased attention to social considerations has led to substantial development in the techniques useful to, and the thinking in, SIA. A distinguished group of contributors provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the cutting-edge in SIA development. This Handbook outlines a new understanding and definition of SIA and, as such, will be an invaluable reference tool for both practitioners and scholars at different levels working in the fields of SIA and environmental studies (including both impact assessment and management).
44 Developments in social impact assessment
Vanclay, Frank
Edward Elgar, 2014
xxxix, 818p
Accn. No. 11407
Along with environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment (SIA) has its origins in the 1970s and has developed from being a tool to meet regulatory requirements, to a discipline that seeks to contribute proactively to better project and policy development and to enhance the wellbeing of affected people. This volume, edited by a leading authority in the field, collates the classic articles in the history of SIA along with the most significant recent papers in this expanding area. This important collection, with an original introduction by the editor, will be an invaluable source of reference for students, academics and practitioners with an interest in the field of social impact assessment.
45 Transboundary environmental governance in Asia: practice and prospects with the UNECE agreements
Marsden, Simon
Edward Elgar 2015
xiv, 348p
Accn. No. 11406
A comprehensive overview of treaty implementation and compliance concerning transboundary environmental governance in Asia is provided in this timely book. Recent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) membership by Asian states in the Caucasus and Central Asia has shifted focus on environmental governance away from its Euro-centric roots and placed Asia at the forefront of discussion. The focus of this book is centred on the five UNECE treaties: Public Participation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial Accidents, Water and Air Pollution. Twelve related protocols are discussed including Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Civil Liability, Water and Health, and Air Pollutants.
46 Health effects of pesticides
Srivastava, A K
TERI Press 2016
ix, 169p
Accn. No. GR15478
47 Environmental studies: basic concepts
Ahluwalia, V K
TERI Press, 2015
xi, 251p
Accn. No. GR15448
48 Environmental studies: experiments projects activities book 1
Narayanan, Vidhu
TERI press, 2016
Accn. No. GR15514
49 Environmental studies: experiments projects activities book 2
Narayanan, Vidhu
TERI press, 2016
Accn. No. GR15496


Green signal: ecology, growth, and democracy in India
Ramesh, Jairam
Oxford University Press, 2015
ix, 604p
Accn. No. 11390

The debate on whether to privilege economic growth over ecological security is passÚ. Environmental considerations must be at the heart of economic growth, especially for a country of 1.25 billion people destined to add another 400 million by the middle of the century. Green Signals chronicles the '1991 moment' in India's environmental decision-making, telling the story of how, for the first time, the doors of the environment ministry were opened to voices, hitherto unheard, into the policy-making process. It details efforts to change the way environment is viewed both by proponents of environmental security and those who prize economic growth at all costs. Told from the perspective of a pivotal decision maker, the book addresses the challenges involved in trying to ensure economic growth with ecological security. It takes us through India's coming of age in the global environmental and climate change community to take on a leadership role that is progressive, proactive, and steeped in national interest. Using speaking orders on high-profile projects, notes and letters to the Prime Minister, ministerial colleagues, chief ministers and others, Jairam Ramesh gives an insight into the debates, struggles, challenges, and obstacles to bringing environmental considerations into the mainstream of political and economic decision-making. This collection reveals the story of the author's attempt at the highest levels of governance to introduce effective decision-making, a transparent and accountable administration, and to make environmental concerns an essential component of a nation's quest to accelerate economic growth and end the scourge of poverty and deprivation.


Environmental jurisprudence and the Supreme Court: litigation, interpretation and implementation
Sahu, Geetanjoy.
Orient Blackswan, 2014
xviii, 323p
Accn. No. 11385

The book sheds light on these questions by offering the first comprehensive empirical analysis of cases pertaining to environmental litigation that appeared before the Supreme Court between 1980 and 2010. This analysis, supplemented by interviews with judges, lawyers and petitioners in environmental litigations, reveals that there is no single stance or attitude governing the Supreme Court's approach to environmental issues. Rather, the Court has reacted differently in different cases, sometimes in ways that seem contradictory to its own precedents.


Democratizing forest governance in India
Lele, Sharachchandra
Oxford University Press, 2014
xiv, 432p.
Accn. No. 11334

The forest sector in India is currently going through an unprecedented churning. Every dimension of forest-related decision-making, including rights of local communities, conversion of forests to non-forest uses and setting aside forests for wildlife conservation, has become the subject of intense scrutiny, debate and change. The involvement of multiple actors, from local communities to the Supreme Court, marks a shift in the discourse from forest management to forest governance. Questions of forest rights, responsibilities, regulatory structures, transparency and accountability have increasingly become central to the discourse. The need to democratize all these components of forest governance is being repeatedly articulated. This book highlights this shift in the discourse and analyses the complex issues involved in bringing about democratic governance of forests in India. The essays in this book review developments over the last two decades along four dimensions: forests for local management, forests for wildlife conservation, conversion to non-forest purposes, and the wider socio-economic context and how it poses challenges to the idea of democratic governance. The themes range from the relevance of the Joint Forest Management programme, the contribution of the Forest Rights Act, the complexities of the Godavarman case and the changes in the Wildlife Act to challenges posed by shifting cultivation, scientific versus traditional knowledge, and the effect of economic growth on forest dependence.


Forest types of India revisited Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education.
Indian Council of Forestry Research and  Education., 2013
xxv, 473p.
Accn. No. 11356

There is urgent need to focus on effects of climate change and biodiversity conservation especially as climatic change has already started exerting effects on Indian forests and environment.

These are among the major facets revealed in the book 'Forest Types of India Revisited' released at the Forest Research Institute by the director general of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Dr VK Bahuguna. Bahuguna said that India's forests are shifting towards drier condition, resulting in reduced biodiversity of forests and adversely affecting the hydrological cycle of the country. India's forests were classified for the first time in 1936 by Sir HG Champion and were later revised by Champion and SK Seth in 1968, classifying India's forests into 16 major types and about 221 sub-type groups.


Sankhala's India: lest we forget
Sankhala, Kailash
Sanctuary Asia, 2008
Accn. No. 11347

This book is a virtual catalogue of India's true wealth - its forests, mountains, coasts, deserts, wetlands, grasslands and all the wild species that collectively crafted these spaces into the havens they have become. With climate change a reality now, and the knowledge that in India, deforestation is the source of more than 25 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions, our nation would do well to resurrect the sage advice of Kailash Sankhala, one of India's visionary wildlifers. To the day he died, he worked to protect natural ecosystems, pointing out that wild species were critical to our own survival. It is to ensure that his voice is not forgotten that Sanctuary undertook to publish this account of his travels through India.

  Information Communication Technology


National cyber crime reference handbook Standards National Cyber Crime Safety and Security Standards
National Cyber Crime Safety and Security Standards, 2014
Accn. No. 11378

The History of Crime has proved that the form and dimension has changed over time and it will continue to transform itself with the equal pace with the technological growth. Crime has found its own way and entered in to the digital era. The goodness of the technology and its adverse effects will always sail together. The challenge here is to identify these and safe guard our valuable digital assets and confidential documents. The national loss due to Cyber Crimes is in thousands of crores which we are losing un noticed. The main objective of National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber related issues.



Business ethics: case studies and selected readings
Jennings, Marianne M.
Cengage Learning, 2015
xxiii, 646p.
Accn. No. 11321

Packed with real-life examples, the book explores the complex issues of ethics from the inside. Offering a unique perspective, this market-leading text gets behind the decision-making process of today's business leaders from prominent players to everyday professionals. It helps you dissect what makes people cross lines they would not ordinarily cross. A combination of short and long cases, readings, hypothetical situations, and current ethical dilemmas, BUSINESS ETHICS provides a thorough training and thought-provoking experience on business ethics. Applying theory to real-world practice, it reinforces a vital sense of values in future business leaders.


The agility factor: building adaptable organizations for superior performance
Worley, Christopher G.
Jossey-Bass (John Wiley & Sons), 2014
xix, 174p.
Accn. No. 11386

What does it take to guarantee success and profitability over time? Authors Christopher G. Worley, a senior research scientist, Thomas D. Williams, an executive advisor, and Edward E. Lawler III, one of the country's leading management experts, set out to find the answer. In The Agility Factor: Building Adaptable Organizations for Superior Performance the authors reveal the factors that drive long-term profitability based on the practices of successful companies that have consistently outperformed their peers. Of the 234 large companies across 18 industries that were studied, there were few companies that delivered sustained performance across the board. The authors found that across industries, the most successful companies were not the "usual suspects" found in the media, but companies who possessed a quiet agility that allowed them to quickly perceive and respond to changes so that they could continue to grow. Agility gives organizations the ability to adapt to fluctuations in the environment, test possible responses, and implement changes quickly. This book offers specific, research-based case studies to help organizational leaders use agility to achieve sustained profitability and performance while also becoming more adaptable to a changing marketplace.


Project management concepts, methods and techniques
Maley, Claude H.
CRC Press, 2012
xxviii, 453p
Accn. No. 11398

In order to succeed in today's increasingly competitive environment, corporations, companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations must be conversant with modern project management techniques. This is especially true for individuals looking to remain professionally competitive. Illustrating the why, what, and how of project management, the book will help readers develop and refine the skills needed to achieve strategic objectives. It presents a balanced blend of detailed explanatory texts and more than 200 illustrations to supply readers with actionable knowledge that can be put to use immediately.


Business ethics: ethical decision making and cases
Ferrel, O. C.
Oxford University Press, 2003
Accn. No. 11322

Packed with cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, the market-leading the book, delivers an accessible, applied text that thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision making. Using a proven managerial framework, the authors address the overall concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics programs--helping students see how ethics can be integrated into key strategic business decisions. The new edition has been completely revised and updated to include coverage of new legislation affecting business ethics, the most up-to-date examples, the best practices of high-profile organizations, and 20 original cases that are either new or updated.

  Plant Biotechnology


Members directory 2011
Essential Oil Association of India, 2011
Accn. No. 11377

Essential Oil Association of India has published a directory of members giving contact details of all members-zone wise.


  Research Methodology


Designing social inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research 
King, Gary
The Princeton University Press, 1994
Accn. No. 11381

Providing precepts intended to stimulate and discipline thought, the authors explore issues related to framing research questions, measuring the accuracy of data and uncertainty of empirical inferences, discovering causal effects, and generally improving qualitative research. Among the specific topics they address are interpretation and inference, comparative case studies, constructing causal theories, dependent and explanatory variables, the limits of random selection, selection bias, and errors in measurement. Mathematical notation is occasionally used to clarify concepts, but no prior knowledge of mathematics or statistics is assumed. The unified logic of inference that this book explicates will be enormously useful to qualitative researchers of all traditions and substantive fields.

  Resource Economics


Economics of water management in agriculture
Bournaris,  Thomas
CRC Press, 2015
viii, 361p
Accn. No. 11396

This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches and original and relevant cases with a focus on irrigated European agriculture. The topics analyzed include qualitative and quantitative issues, water markets, demand analysis, economic analysis, implementation of economic issues.


The coal nation: histories, ecologies and politics of coal in India
Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala
Ashgate, 2014
xxvii, 318p
Accn. No. 11352

This book explores two specific contexts: the cultural politics of coal and coal mining, within the context of one particular country, India, which is the third largest coal producer in the world. Both contexts are special; with its separate Ministry, coal occupies pride of place in contemporary India, shaping the energy future and influencing the economic and political milieu of the country. The supremacy attributed to coal mining in contemporary India represents how 'coal nationalism' has replaced 'coal colonialism' in the country, turning this commodity into an icon, a national symbol. In recent years the extraction of coal in forest-covered resource peripheries has dispossessed and pauperised many tribal and rural communities who have used these resource-rich lands for their livelihoods for generations. The combustion of coal to produce electricity constitutes the compelling need, and the factor that prevents the Indian state from fully engaging with the impending realities of a climate-changed future. All these reasons make the timing of this book of crucial importance. The Coal Nation explores the complex history of coal in India; from its colonial legacies to contemporary cultural and social impacts of mining; land ownership and moral resource rights; protective legislation for coal as well as for the indigenous and local communities; the question of legality, illegitimacy and illicit mining and of social justice.


Handbook of sustainable development 
Atkinson, Giles
Edward Elgar, 2014
Accn. No. 11374

This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. This fully updated and revised second edition captures recent developments in the field, including 14 new chapters by internationally renowned authors from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The authors explain that the gap between public commitments to sustainable development and real-world action towards achieving it is still significant, but not insurmountable, and that opportunities do exist to reduce that margin. Contributors synthesize the established knowledge and clearly present cutting-edge concepts from the frontier of sustainability research with direct relevance to theory and practice.


Sustainability science for strong sustainability
Dedeurwaerdere, Tom
Edward Elgar, 2014
Accn. No. 11375

The dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivaled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environmental and social nature. Operational solutions to these pressures have grown and exposed pitfalls of modern science to date. Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability investigates core concepts, tools and institutional strategies of trans disciplinary sustainability science.  In this book, the reform of modern science is facilitated by the consideration of action points to overcome the institutional barriers of putting sustainability science into practice.


Rivers in the landscape: science and management  
Wohl, Ellen
John Wiley & Sons, 2014
Accn. No. 11376

The book offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of the current state of knowledge for river process and form, taking a holistic approach to the subject with coverage of integrated river science and management in practice. The processes and forms present in channelized surface flow-rivers-are systematically explored.

  Sustainable Habitat/ Green Buildings  


Building sense: beyond the green facade of sustainable habitat
Banerjee, Souparno
Centre for Science and  Environment, 2014
Accn. No. 11338

India is in a frenzy of construction. Buildings, townships and housing complexes are coming up at break-neck speed - and we're still not there yet: a staggering two thirds of the buildings that will stand in India in 2030 are yet to be built! How we choose to design these buildings and live can have a profound impact on our resource use and environment. We have begun setting the 'green' terms for construction and operation of buildings in India, but it remains a relatively new area of governance.India needs appropriate regulations to benchmark energy and water use, minimise waste, and develop monitoring and compliance strategies. Also needed is a deeper public understanding of what works and what does not. 

68 State transport undertakings profile and performance 2012-13
Central Institute of Road Transport, 2014
Accn. No. 11415
69 Green transport: exploring eco-friendly travel for a better tomorrow Iyer, Rani
TERI press, 2016
Accn. No. GR15517
Nothing can go faster than the speed of light. But it seems the superfast, snazzy, chic, and hi-tech vehicles will soon outshine this adage. Fast, faster, fastest technological advancements in transportation have made mobility of people and goods easy, connecting the entire world and expanding world trade. It has steered globalization giving a boost to the wealth of nations. On the flipside, aircraft, ships, trucks, and trains powered by the combustion of fossil fuels, moving across the sky, oceans, and land have accelerated climate change, besides giving way to the problem of global energy crisis due to the huge demand and short supply of fossil fuels. So the world now aims at combining energy-efficient technologies with clean fuels to enjoy the benefits of vehicles while being sensitive to the environment. Hybrids, electric cars, and biofuels are some of the examples in this regard. However, there is still a long way to go.