Green Signals : Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India, Hardback Book


The debate on whether to privilege economic growth over ecological security is passe.

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


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 596 pages, With illustrations
  • Publisher: OUP India
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Economic growth
  • ISBN: 9780199457526


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