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      Projects Undertaken

  Air and Water Pollution, and Solid Waste Management

   Institute/University Project Funding Agency Status
Annamalai University Environmental problems of Tanjore town MIDS Completed
Environmental problems of Chidambaram town NA Completed
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University A study of socio economic impact of industrialization in Jagdishpur industrial area Indo-Gulf Fertilisers Ongoing
Bharatidasan University Urban environmental management in Tamilnadu UNDP Completed
Global Science Academy Impact of basic sugar mill effluent on water quality of Nariyano Tal Dept. of Science & Technology Proposed
Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute Internalization of wastes in industrial plants :  A study of the techno-economic scope in two plants NA Ongoing
Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya Project of cement factory at Barmana (Bilaspur, HP) on maize production NA Completed
Indira Gandhi Institute of  Development Research Economic valuation of environmental degradation: Metropolitan environment improvement programme World Bank Completed
Waste paper trade and recycling:  A case study of India CREED, IIED, UK Completed
Institute for Social and Economic Change A comparison of policy instruments for abatement of pollution in India and Netherlands IDPAD, The Netherlands Completed
Institute of Development Studies Water pollution in Rajasthan – A survey of surface and groundwater NA Ongoing
Institute of Economic Growth Fiscal instruments for industrial pollution abatement IDRC Completed
Production and cost functions for water pollution abatement in Indian industry NA Ongoing
Water pollution abatement and industrial growth : A case study of distilleries in India IEG Completed
Jadavpur University Pollution related data for industries in West Bengal West Bengal Pollution Control Board Completed
Madras Institute of Development Studies Environment action programme: Urban environment of TN MoEF & UNDP Completed
Status report on urban environmental management in India MoEF & UNDP Completed
Solid waste management – Madras Environment Resource Management, U.K. and MMDA Completed
Urban environment of Tamilnadu – Phase I MoEF and UNDP Completed
Environment action programme : Urban environment of Tamilnadu II Phase MoEF, GOI and UNDP, NewDelhi Completed
Economic assessment  of environmental damage: A case study of industrial water pollution in Tiruppur IGIDR and World Bank. Ongoing
Madras School of Economics Economic analysis of environmental damages by tanneries and textiles UNDP Project LARGE Completed
Eco-labeling for the Indian leather industry Ministry of Commerce Completed
Industrial support policy and pollution abatement by industrial agglomerations in semi-arid zones of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka The Royal Netherlands Embassy Completed
National Institute of Public Finance & Policy Water conservation and pollution abatement in Indian industry – A case study of water tariff NA Completed
Incentives and regulation for pollution abatement with an application to waste water treatment NA Completed
Designing of Pigouvian tax for pollution abatement – Case studies of sugar industry, paper industry and distilleries NA Completed
Report of the task force to evaluate market based instruments for industrial pollution abatement MoEF Completed
Administration of environmental regulations and incentives NA Completed
Pricing of industrial pollution in India MoEF Ongoing
Making common effluent treatment plants sustainable MoEF Ongoing
Urban air pollution – A case study of Delhi MoEF Ongoing
CETPs and pollution abatement MoEF Completed
Tradeable permits for intra firm trading for air pollution control – A case study of Bokaro steel plant MoEF Ongoing
Fiscal measures for air  pollution control in Delhi  MoEF Ongoing
Estimation of pollution load and abatement cost in select industries in India MoEF Ongoing
Union Christian College A Financial estimate of pollution control and abatement schemes in Eloor-Edayar industrial belt N.A Completed
An evaluation of Economics Losses due to automobile pollution in Delhi Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi Completed
An economic evaluation of automobile pollution in Kochi Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum Completed
Environmental impact assessment of industrial activity in greater Kochi UGC Completed
University of Madras Growth and dispersion of sugar industry in view with its external effects in Tamilnadu UGC NA

  Resource Economics

   S.No Institute/University Project Funding Agency Status
1 Andhra University Environmental impact assessment of Visakhapatnam Port Visakhapatnam Port Trust  Completed
EIA report on extension of northern arm for construction of four additional berths in Visakhapatnam Port Visakhapatnam Port Trust Completed
2 Arunachal University Environmental conservation and demand for nature based tourism in Arunachal Pradesh NA Ongoing
3 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Contribution of irrigation to agriculture structure and productivity  ICSSR, New Delhi Completed
Irrigation in Indian development planning, performance and management UGC Completed
4 Cardamom Planters’ Association College Socio-economic research in forestry (SERF)  NA  Proposed 
Socio-economic research in Cardamon Hills (SEARCH) NA NA
5 Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research Evaluation of Markandaya reservoir project:   Govt. of Karnataka  NA 
Environmental impact assessment study Root causes of biodiversity loss in Chilika late in India WWF India Completed
6 Centre for Research and Rural and Industrial Development Integrated resource management plan in 30 villages of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh Forest Department, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh  Completed
Pesticides in agricultural development – Impact on eco-system and socio-economic conditions in Punjab Dept. of Environment, Science & Technology, Govt. of Punjab Proposed
7 College of Fisheries, Mangalore Institutional framework for the management of coastal fisheries in Karnataka Institute of Rural Management, Anand  Completed
Socio-economics of brackish water in aqua culture in Karnataka
ISRO Development Education and Communication Unit, Ahmedabad 
Alternative fishery regulations and its socio-economic impact on employment generation and demographic transition in Karnataka Coastal aqua culture : An analysis of environmental conflict Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi  Ongoing
An economic evaluation of small scale shrimp farming in Karnataka  Institute of Tropical Ecology, Bremen, Germany UAS, Bangalore Completed
Economic evaluation of the satellite information flow on PFZ in Karnataka  ISRO, Ahmedabad Completed
Resource management practices of coastal fishermen communities  UAS, Bangalore Completed
An economic analysis of the sustainability marine fish production in Karnataka  IGIDR, Mumbai Ongoing
Socioeconomic analysis of carp fish farming in India and research prioritization. CIFA, Bhubaneswar and ICLARM, Manila Ongoing
8 Cochin University of Science and Technology Economics  of biodiversity loss in Cochin  estuary KRPL, CDS, Trivandrum Ongoing
9 Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute Some aspects of economic management of forest resources in UP: A review  NA
Social and economic impact of biogas use: A case study of Kaurihar block of Allahabad district  NA Completed
Aspect of social forestry: A case study of Allahabad NA Completed
10 Himachal Pradesh University Users' valuation of natural resources used in agriculture - A study in Himachal Pradesh  Ford Foundation Proposed
Quantifying contributions of common property resources to mountain farming systems of Himachal Pradesh World Bank Aided India: EMCaBTAP Ongoing
11 Indira Gandhi Institute of  Development Research Environmental and natural resource accounting for India   UN-ESCAP, Bangkok  Completed 
A natural resource accounting framework for NTGCF: A tool for sustainable development NTGCF, India Completed
Contingent valuation of Borivili  IGIDR, Mumbai  Completed 
National Park Framework for natural resource accounting for India MoEF, GOI Completed
12 Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Safeguarding & preserving the biodiversity of the rice ganepool component II: On farm conservation  IRRI Ongoing
Socio-economic assessment of biodiversity conservation in tribal areas of MP NATP Proposed
A study of socio-economic aspects of village irrigation tanks for sustainable resource use  NATP Ongoing
Techno-socio-economic analysis of integrated watershed project in rainfed rice-based eco-system NATP Ongoing
13 Institute for Social and Economic Change Commercialization of forest – A study of forest techniques regional development  ICSSR Completed
Study of impact of irrigation on social, economical and environmental condition of KRS project  Command Area Development Authority  Completed
Institutional and economic aspects of rehabilitating uncultivated lands  Ford Foundation Completed
Western ghats forestry and environmental projects: Base line socio-economic research  Karnataka Forest Department  Completed
Western ghats regional development – Retrospect and prospect  MacArthur Foundation Completed
Timber Economy of Karnataka : A situation analysis   ISEC Completed
Social cost-benefit analysis of a Watershed Development Project in Karnataka  ISEC Completed
Linking ecology, economics and institutions: An interdisciplinary research on village level forest use in the western ghats of Karnataka  Mac Arthur Foundation Ongoing
Livestock economy of India and its environmental implications  ISEC Ongoing
People’s perceptions and participation in watershed development  activities  ISEC Ongoing
Economic analysis of biodiversity conservation – The case of tropical forests in the Western Ghats World Bank Aided India: EMCaBTAP Ongoing
14 Institute of Development Studies User valuation of renewable natural resources  NA  Completed 
Groundwater markets and institutional mechanisms in fragile environments (part of a major project on 'Water Resource Management')  Ford foundation, New Delhi Ongoing
Demarcation of degraded lands in Soma-Kamla-Amba irrigation project NA Ongoing
15 Institute of Economic Growth Economic valuation of biodiversity UNDP  Completed
Valuation of water:  The case of Kumaon region  IDRC Completed
Natural resource accounting in the Yamuna Basin: Accounting for forest resources MoEF Completed
Regeneration of degraded and waste lands:  A status report on data gaps, valuation, implementation and monitoring  IDPAD/ICSSR Completed
Cost benefit analysis of Ganga action plan  MoEF  Completed
Socio economic root causes of biodiversity loss:  A case study of Chilika  WWF Ongoing
Water challenge and institutional response:  A cross country perspective  NA Completed
Water institutions and water sector performance: Evaluating their linkages with cross country data  NA Completed
Organising sustainability: NGO’s and joint forest management in India NA Completed
Institutional reforms in canal irrigation NA Ongoing 
Root causes of bio-diversity losses in Chilika Lake : Reflections  on socio-economic magnitudes WWF-India Completed
Environmentally corrected GDP : Valuation and accounting of industrial pollution  MOEF/World Bank Ongoing
Privatising water  resource management options and framework NA Completed
Evaluation of soil and water conservation projects  IEG Completed
Common pool resources : An institutional movement from open access to common property resources  NA Completed
Natural resources accounting : Environmentally adjusted GDP for India NA Completed
16 Jadavpur University Degradation of waterbodies and wetland World Bank Aided India: EMCaBTAP Ongoing
17 Karnatak University Common property resources in Karnataka : A micro  and macro analysis NA Completed
18 Kerala Agricultural University Pricing of irrigation water in Kerala IGIDR, Mumbai Completed
19 Madras Institute of Development Studies Costs and productivity of irrigation in TN Planning Commission, GOI  Completed
Strategy paper on urban water supply Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment  Completed
Sharing common water resources of the Bhavani river- Urban study
Swedish International Development Agency  Completed
Financing of irrigation sector: An integrated view  Ford Foundation Completed
Capacity 21: Water resource accounting 
IGIDR & UNDP  Completed
Local water supply options and conservation management International Development Research Centre, Canada  Completed
Management of renewable resources in Tamilnadu Tamilnadu Council of Science and Technology  Completed
Sharing  common water resources – urban studies in Coimbatore and Tiruppur Swedish International Development Agency  Completed
 Water allocation and management in Madras Overseas Development Institute Completed
20 M.D. College Micro level studies of eleven villages of Gujarat state related to size, status and role of common property resources NA Ongoing
21 Mother Teresa Women’s University Impact of interface forest management in Palani Hills  NA  Ongoing 
Agricultural practices and its impact on the ecosystem: A study of Palni Hills in Western Ghats NA Ongoing
22 G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Integrated natural and human resources planning & management in the hills of UP Ford Foundation Completed
23 Dr.Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Natural resources and economic conditions in western Himalayas and their implications for environment MoEF Completed
24 Saurashtra University Technological change and socio economic impact in marine fisheries  ICSSR Completed
Women work participation in marine fisheries  UGC  Completed
Development and management of artisanal fisheries in India and Canada  SICI Completed
Socio-economic impact of Alang ship-breaking yard  GEC Completed
Narmada command area: A bench mark study   State Govt.  Completed
Salinity ingress in coastal Saurashtra ICSSR  Completed
Role of institutions in the groundwater management in Saurashtra  UGC Completed
Water management through well recharge Planning Commission, GOI Completed
25 Sparta Institute of Social Studies Importance of forest in tribal economy and environment management  MoEF Completed
Crop Insurance in agricultural production :  Socio-economic study of Muda Tribe in Purulia  Union Ministry of Agriculture  Completed
Shifting cultivation in the Garo Hills of North East  Internal Funding  Completed 
Role of women in agro forestry and food security IDRS & SRDO Ongoing
26 Thiagarajar College An economic study of neem tree plantation in the transformation of rural economy. ICSSR, New Delhi Completed
27 Union Christian College An environmental impact assessment of Alwaye industrial belt Union Board for Christian Higher Education Completed
28 University of Agricultural Sciences Equity issues in groundwater development – An institutional analysis of failed wells in Karnataka  Ford Foundation Completed
Constraint analysis of agro-forestry practices in Karnataka Winrock International, USA  Completed
Commercialization of tree farming in Dakshina Kannada Winrock International, USA  Completed
Economic analysis of rehabilitation of irrigation tanks in Karnataka Winrock International, USA  Completed
Degradation and rehabilitation of irrigation tanks in  Karnataka Winrock International, USA  Completed
Dynamics of access to water resources – A  resource economics study of the watershed development programme in Karnataka  Ford Foundation Ongoing
Economic and environmental impact assessment of bio-diversity on and around farms. World Bank Aided India: EMCaBTAP Ongoing
29 University of Bombay Runways across villages Socio-economic environmental impact of the proposed international port at Vadhwan, Dahanu Taluka, Maharashtra NA World Wide Fund for Nature, UK through INTACH Completed Ongoing
30 University of Hyderabad Environmental and economic development:  The case of fragile resources in AP  UGC NA
Studies for developing integrated resource management plan for Gudur division in Nellore district of AP (jointly with Osmania University)  MoEF Ongoing
Ecology of non-timber products utilisation by different tribals at Madhapur in Karim Nagar district in the context of ecological change and conservation of biodiversity (jointly with Osmania University) MoEF Ongoing
31 University of Kalyani Evolution of CPR institutions in West Bengal : An economy environment interface. World Bank Aided India: EMCaBTAP Ongoing
32 University of Madras Economic and environmental impact of acquaculture in South Arcot district MUSE N.A


  Energy, Environment, and Economy Interface

   S.NO Institute/University Project Funding Agency Status
1 Andhra University Domestic market survey and estimation of export demand potential for equipment using renewable sources of energy World Bank through ICICI Completed
2 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Comparative study of structural transformation for sustainable energy consumption in India and Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern Completed
3 Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta Estimation of discovery and production costs of Hydrocarbon: Some applications to Indian data ONGC Completed
4 Indira Gandhi Institute of  Development Research Structural transformation process towards sustainable development  INFRAS, IAE, Switzerland  Completed
Environmentally sound energy development strategies (Phase I & II for India) UNEP Central for Energy and Environment, RISO, Denmark  Completed
Consumption pattern by income groups and environmental implications for India  UNDP Completed
Consumption patterns, demographic pressures, resource use and environmental stress  UNCED, Geneva Completed
Trade and environment linkage: A case study of India UNCTAD, Geneva Completed
5 Indira Gandhi National Open University Environment friendly behaviour under liberalisation-led competitiveness: A case study of pulp and paper industry of India NA NA
6 Institute for Social and Economic Change Household energy consumption : A regional analysis   ISEC   Ongoing
7 Institute of Economic Growth Trade and environment  V.K.R.V.Rao Centre  Completed 
Reform of the subsidy regime: Implications for the agricultural sector: Irrigation and power  NA Ongoing
Export of agricultural commodities from India: Environmental regulations as trade barriers  NA Ongoing
Environmental regulations as trade barriers for developing countries : The case of Indian agricultural sector. IEG Completed
8 Jadavpur University Integrated rural energy programme : Survey report and action plan for Gorubathan Block, West Bengal, India  IREP Cell, Dept of Development Planning  Completed
Energy consumption  in North Bengal tea estate
DSA Centre for Regional Economic Studies  Completed
R&D project on cost-benefit analysis to the solar water heating system in Khardah jute mill and solar cookers under operation in different parts of  Calcutta  West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency  Completed
Solar lanterns and other new technologies in rural areas West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency  Completed
Cost competitiveness of the supplementary power generating system in Calcutta city DSA Centre for Regional  Economic Studies  Completed
Decentralised power generation – An analysis of cost and scope for renewable DSA Centre for Regional Economics studies  Completed
Productivity trends in India’s energy intensive industries in India : An econometric approach  NA Completed
India’s environmental pollution abatement policies – an evaluation on through cost analysis DSA Centre for Regional Economic Studies Completed
A study on effect of the pollution control scheme in goods and services in the Indian economy  NA Completed
9 National Institute of Public Finance & Policy Positive and perverse subsidies and the environment with special reference to agriculture in India World Bank Aided India Capacity Building Programme in Environmental Economics Ongoing
10 Research And Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries A study on the impact of environmental standards on the international trade of South Asian countries Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund for economic and technical cooperation among developing countries, group of 77, United Nations  Ongoing
Border trade and biodiversity conservation in the eastern Himalaya region TRAFFIC India/WWF-India Ongoing

  Global Environmental Issues

  S.No Institute/University Project Funding Agency Status


Indira Gandhi Institute of  Development Research Development of climate change impact model for India 
NIES, Japan 
IPCC WG-III SAR decision making framework
IPCC, Second Assessment  Completed
Limiting carbon dioxide emissions through economic instruments:  Application to India and Canada CIDA Project
North-south cooperation through joint implementation UNFCCC, Geneva  Completed 
Trade-environment linkages and the design of global environmental institutions MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, USA NA

  Other Issues

  S.No Institute/University Project Funding Agency Status
  1 Annamalai University Database for development research in Tamilnadu – Focus on environment NA Completed
  2 Centre for Economic and Social Studies   Minor research project on agricultural economics U.G.C. Completed
  3 Centre for Development Studies A study project to analyze the efficiency implications of the emerging institutions for managing environment

Internal Funding Completed
  4 Centre for Research and Rural and Industrial Development Environmental status of slums in UT Chandigarh UT Administration, Chandigarh Ongoing
  5 Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai Environmental impacts on health ICMR/WHO Proposed
  6 Indira Gandhi Institute of  Development Research Capacity 21 – capacity building for introduction of environmental economic into decision making for sustainable development  UNDP/MoEF Ongoing
India environmental management capacity building – Technical assistance project  World Bank Ongoing
Sustainability – Definition, measurement, monitoring  MoEF, GOI  Completed
Models for sustainable development  ESCAP, Bangkok  Completed
Sustainable development: Global commons and India’s policy options Rockefeller Foundation Completed
  7 Institute of Development Studies Environmental entitlement: The institutional dynamics of environmental change  ESRC, GEC Completed
Sidhmukh and Nohar irrigation project: A baseline survey Commission of the European Union Newly launched
  8 Institute of Economic Growth Report of the Committee for gender equality in land devolution in tenurial laws NA Completed
Institutions of environment management and gender implications  NA Completed
Gender, collective action and common property: Some conceptual aspects  NA Ongoing
Environmental management, equity and eco-feminism : Debating India’s experience   IEG Completed
Operationalizing sustainable development : Ecology economy interactions at regional level IDPAD Completed
Gender, poverty and environment change in rural India P WRI  Completed
opulation and environment in semi-arid zones of  India  WRI  Completed 
Environmental action, gender equity and women’s participation  NA Completed
Gender, environment and poverty interlinkages in rural India NA Completed
  9 Madras Institute of Development Studies Validation survey of habitations not covered by rural water supply in Salem, Periyar and Coimbatore Districts Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission Completed
  10 Madras School of Economics Fiscal reforms for sustainable development (jointly with NIPFP) WRI, Washington D.C Completed
  11 Mother Teresa Women’s University Periphery within periphery – Work and life pattern of women in Kodaikanal NA Completed
  12 National Institute of Public Finance & Policy Economic instruments for environmental sustainability (jointly with MSE)   WRI Completed
  13 North-Eastern Hill University Ethics and environment NA Completed
  14 Saurashtra University Area  study of little ran of Kutch Government of Gujarat Completed
  15 Sparta Institute of social studies Gender issues in sustainable development and environment promotion  Internal Funding Ongoing
Sustainable agriculture with indigenous technology Ministry of  I&B and  SRDO  Completed
  16 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Ecologically sustainable agricultural technologies – Economic assessment of issues, prioritisation of research and strategies N.A Proposed
  17 Union Christian College Jubilee variant : A green belt project in Alwaye municipal area Alwaye Municipality Completed
  18 University of Allahabad Sustainable development, environment and security interface IDRC/Ford Completed
  19 University of Madras Women and ecology in social forestry MUSE N.A



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