Environmental Degradation in India Cause and Effect Essay by KatiaK

Environmental Degradation in India
An examination of the link between high population growth and deforestation in India.
# 111135 | 2,209 words | 28 sources | APA | 2006 | CA
Published on Jan 12, 2009 in Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems)

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This paper discusses environmental degradation at a national level within one country: India. It focuses on the damage caused, or related to, increased population growth in India which has a high population rate. The paper particularly reviews the link between high population growth rate and the environmental issue of deforestation in the nation of India.

Table of Contents:
India's Population
Causes of Deforestation

From the Paper:

"Besides Africa, India has experienced one of the highest population increases in the past four decades. India has added about 600 million people to its population during the period ranging from 1951 to 1995. This is the second highest increment in population by any nation on Earth. Thus, India is the perfect example of a nation where population increases can be seen as directly relating to deforestation increases, and thereby, environmental degradation. What is more interesting about India's case is that it is an example of a developing nation with a democratic government that aspires to meet western developmental goals. As a result, India provides an excellent example of deforestation driven by western developmental influences and therefore provides an opportunity for developing countries to reflect on the desirability of western-style development. However, this additional scope of the India environmental topic is one that must be left for future examinations of the issue."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Allen, J.C., and D.F. Barnes. (1985). The Causes of Deforestation in Developing Countries. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 75 163-184.
  • Biswanger, H.P. (1989). Brazilian Policies that Encourage Deforestation in the Amazon. Environment Department Working Paper, No. 16. The World Bank Policy Planning and Research Staff. Environment Department. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
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  • Cernea, M.M. (1992). A sociological framework: Policy, Environment and the Social Actors for Tree Planting. In N.P. Sharma's Managing the World's Forests: Looking for a Balance Between Conservation and Development. 301-335.

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