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Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

Jairam Ramesh


The debate on whether to privilege economic growth over ecological security is passé. 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. This book 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 environment ... More

Keywords: environment, climate change, public consultation, Bt Brinjal, Green GDP, Ministry of Environment and Forests, speaking orders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, transparent, accountable, administration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199457526
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jairam Ramesh, author
Chair of the Future Earth Engagement Committee and member of the Rajya Sabha