Advancing environmental justice for marginalized communities in India : progress, challenges and opportunities / edited by Alan P. Diduck, Kirit Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
  • ©2022
xvi, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


Summary note
"This interdisciplinary collection examines social equity and environmental justice in India. It assesses the effectiveness of environmental policies and institutions in rendering justice for marginalized communities while ensuring protection of the environment. Offering an important reference for researchers and scholars, this book will appeal to those in law, geography, environmental studies, natural resource management, development studies, sociology, and political science. It will also be of interest to community-based researchers, environmentalists and other civil society activists, natural resource managers, and policy makers"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Lists of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Environmental justice in India : context, issues and framework / Kirit Patel, Alan P. Diduck and Aruna Kumar Malik
  • Economic, policy and institutional context
  • Injustice and justice : the double movement of small hydro development in Himachal Pradesh / J. Mark Baker
  • The visible fault line of development : the right of consent of Adivasi communities and the political economy of mining / Arpitha Kodiveri
  • Realizing sustainable development and water justice through procedural justice / Gayathri D. Naik
  • The National Green Tribunal's response to the cause of tribals and fisherfolk / Armin Rosencranz, Avinash Mathews, Sangram Sinh Parab, Shubham Janghu and Suhaas Putta
  • Being appraised by experts : a review of the role of Expert Appraisal Committees in the environmental clearance process and judicial intervention / Himanshu Pabreja and Neelotpalam Tiwari
  • Cases studies of justice and injustice
  • Small hydro and environmental justice : lessons from the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh / Alan P. Diduck, Richard Johnson, Esther Edwards, A. John Sinclair, James Gardner and Kirit Patel
  • A case study of impact assessment, litigation and a social movement against a limestone mine in Gujarat / Ariane Dilay
  • Values matter : gender-based exclusion from environmental impact assessments in Mahuva, Gujarat / Bryce Gallant
  • Holding international finance institutions accountable for environmental injustice : a case study of the Tata Mundra power plant in Gujarat / Avery Letkemann, Carinne Bétournay, Bharat Patel, Kirit Patel and Alan P. Diduck
  • Environmental justice and participation for communities in southern India : sand mining in Udupi District, Karnataka / Cassandra Szabo and Mahabaleshwar Hegde
  • Karwar fisherfolk's quest for environmental justice : examining the roles of impact assessment, environmental regulatory agencies and legal institutions / Mahabaleshwar Hegde, Kirit Patel, Alan P. Diduck and Debayan Gupta
  • Advancing environmental justice : lessons from the Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper case / Aruna Kumar Malik, Alan P. Diduck and Kirit Patel
  • Judicial environmentalism : the thorny case of Prosopis juliflora / R. Seenivasan
  • Conclusion
  • Lessons for policy and institutional reform / Alan P. Diduck, Kirit Patel and Aruna Kumar Malik.
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