'Other Side’ of New Industrialisation
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol-38, No 48, November 29, 2003
11 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 29, 2016
'New industrialisation' has created severe water pollution problems in a village in Andhra Pradesh. Treating pollution simply as an externality leads to the destruction of natural resources and a skewed distribution of costs and compensation. Social vulnerability and the existence of powerful lobbies have allowed the pollution to continue unabated in spite of a Supreme Court ruling.
Keywords: Pharma Pollution, Political Ecology, New Industrialisation, Cost Shifting, Environmental Justice
JEL Classification: Q57, Q58, Q59
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