Himalayan environment, man, and the economic activities
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Himalayan environment, man, and the economic activities essays in honour of Professor A.B. Mukerji

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Published by Pointer Publishers in Jaipur, India .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Himalaya Mountains Region,
  • India.,
  • Himalaya Mountains Region.


  • Agricultural ecology -- India.,
  • Agricultural ecology -- Himalaya Mountains Region.,
  • Human ecology -- India.,
  • Human ecology -- Himalaya Mountains Region.,
  • India -- Environmental conditions.,
  • Himalaya Mountains Region -- Environmental conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by J.L. Raina.
ContributionsMukerji, Anath Bandhu, 1929-, Raina, J. L.
LC ClassificationsS471.I3 H52 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (xii, 513 p.) :
Number of Pages513
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1369933M
ISBN 108171320465
LC Control Number92900927

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  This series of assumptions was first challenged in the book: The Himalayan Dilemma ( Ives and Messerli, Routledge). Nevertheless, the environmental crisis paradigm still commands considerable support, including logging bans in the mountain watersheds of China, India, and Thailand, and is constantly being promoted by the news by: Introduction The book is written in the backdrop of the environmental impacts of and future requirements from the natural environment for rapid economic growth that has characterized recent economic history of China and India, especially over the past few decades. The environment of the Himalayas is a function of its climate, as much as the climate is a result of the mountains themselves. Climate: The Himalayas, by virtue of their stupendous height, act as a climatic divide for the Asian region, and the behaviour of large systems of air and water circulation in the region is moderated by it. The meteorological conditions in the Indian subcontinent to. Economic conditions in the Himalayas partly depend on the limited resources available in different parts of that vast region of varied ecological zones. The principal activity is animal husbandry, but forestry, trade, and tourism are also important. The Himalayas abound in economic resources.

Environment: is total surroundings of man include man made natural features. Land,water bodies,atmosphere,mountains,hills,infrastructures ie building,roads,etc. TECHNOLOGY: Is the scientific knowledge used to design and make tools. DEVELOPMENT: Refer to progressive changes from low to high standard of living. Economic Development and the Environment Conflict or Complementad ity? Wilfred Beckerman On the whole, there is a strong positive relationship between income level and environmental quality, and developing coun-tries may be expected to improve environmental quality as their income rises. But new factors may change the usual pattern: new. All economic activities affect the environment in some way whether it is done intentionally or unintentionally. These could be positive or negative effects. Most of the time, they are negative. Most activities usually end up harming ecosystems or just polluting the environment. Economic activities can range from mining all the way to farming. MODULE - 2 Basic Economic Activities About Economy Notes 46 production is to satisfy our wants. These goods and services produced can be sold in markets or can be provided by the government to public at nominal charge. Therefore Production is defined as creation of utility. Production activities involve making of goods and services. People who.

  Development activities threatening Himalayan ecology: Government 11 Aug, , PM IST. Himalayan ecology is under threat due to development activities in the area, as per studies undertaken by Himalayan Environment and Development. This book, therefore, as indicated in the Preface, is the story of our increasing dissatisfaction with the Theory of Himalayan Environmental Degradation. It details our attempt to seek a fuller understanding of the physical and socioeconomic dynamics of the Himalayan region. High mountain, adventure, biodiversity and nature tourism is the most obvious route to economic development in the Himalayas. But this tourism is greatly dependent on the ecology of the region. If the environment degrades, tourism will also be impacted. On the other hand, tourism has impacts on the environment, if not carefully managed.   This book is concerned with human-environment relations in the Himalaya. It explores how different populations and communities in the region understand or conceive of the concept of environment, how their concepts vary across lines of gender, class, age, status, and what this implies for policy makers in the fields of environmental conservation and development.