This book analyzes different perspectives around sustainable development, risk management and managing demand across various sectors in India. Diverse theories and analytical methods from various disciplines, as well as case studies, are brought together to present an in-depth study.

The book discusses the challenges of achieving sustainability, the role of quantitative research to assess current scenarios, and the role of policy making to bring improvements in the Indian context. It examines the socioeconomic ways of pursuing sustainable development in the areas of agriculture, climate change and energy; the environment and natural resources; health and society. It also analyzes important quantitative models for sustainability policy analysis and provides case studies to understand the practical implementations of the models.

This book will be a great reference manual that covers a whole gamut of analytical techniques that are useful for students, research scholars and practitioners of economics, environmental studies, development studies, sociology, South Asian studies and public policy, among others.

chapter |6 pages


ByTanika Chakraborty, Deep Mukherjee, Sarani Saha

part I|83 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

Risk and risk management in agriculture

ByThiagu Ranganathan

chapter 2|20 pages

Assessment of water footprint under wheat cultivation in Uttar Pradesh

ByMohammad Suhail, Rakhshanda F. Fazli

chapter 3|22 pages

Productive efficiency of agricultural sector in Uttar Pradesh

ByKaran Singh Khati, Anup Kumar Bhandari, Deep Mukherjee

chapter 4|18 pages

Agricultural productivity in Bihar and its determinants

A district-level analysis
ByAmey Sapre, Mahendra Kumar Singh, Deep Mukherjee

part II|80 pages

Energy and climate change

chapter 5|16 pages

Indian youth’s willingness to pay for climate change policies

A contingent valuation study
ByDebarun Sengupta, Abhishek Kumar, Sarani Saha

chapter 6|17 pages

An advance methodology for estimating the elasticities and rebound effect

ByDebalina Chakravarty, Priyanka Chatterjee

chapter 7|20 pages

Index decomposition analysis of energy use in India

ByShyamasree Dasgupta, Nandini Das, Joyashree Roy

chapter 8|25 pages

A framework for renewable energy policy modeling

A multistate model for India
ByAnoop Singh, M. Sandeep Chowdary

part III|79 pages

Environment and resources

chapter 10|23 pages

An input–output approach to study environmental impact

ByAparna Mishra, Kaushal Kumar Saxena

chapter 11|20 pages

Investigating the existence of environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis for the South Asian region

ByMohd Irfan, Sarani Saha, Sanjay Kumar Singh

chapter 12|21 pages

Coping with changing climate

The case of water conservation structures in Eastern India
ByBhagirath Behera, Pulak Mishra, Dil Bahadur Rahut

part IV|76 pages


chapter 13|19 pages

Determinants of child survival at the household level

An insight of the method of factor analysis
ByArun Kumar Sharma, Rohini Dutta (Ghosh)

chapter 14|12 pages

Access to drinking water and the health outcome

ByVikash Gautam

chapter 15|17 pages

Role of information in determining the willingness to pay for health insurance

ByNamrata Gulati, Basudeb Chaudhuri

chapter 16|26 pages

Private and public dimensions to infectious disease risks

A case of Kolkata
ByShreejata Samajpati

part V|81 pages

Society and policy

chapter 17|25 pages

Analyzing the poverty situation in India

Using a multidimensional approach
ByAyush Agrawal, Chitwan Lalji, Debayan Pakrashi

chapter 18|24 pages

Values, perception and the quality of life

An analytical framework and some critical observations from Sundarbans
ByDiganta Mukherjee, Rajlakshmi Mallik

chapter 19|11 pages

Sustainability of loan waiver programs in India

ByTanika Chakraborty, Aarti Gupta

chapter 20|19 pages

Using path analysis to build a sustainable transport service quality model

ByB.R. Naveen, Anjula Gurtoo