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Infrastructure Development and Its Environmental Impact

Prabha Shastri Ranade (Author)

The Konkan Railway (KR) alignment literally carved out of the Western Ghats passes through one of the most difficult and formidable terrain in India, both physically and geologically. Its massive railway structures have become admired features and due to its engineering marvels KR itself has become a tourist attraction. A secondary data based study covering the period from pre-construction to completion and full length operation (1989-2001)—this well-researched work attempts to examine and analyse the impact of major infrastructure project of KR on the environment and socio-economic profile of the western coastal region of India. It explores the spatio-temporal pattern of change by incorporating an integrated study of aspects such as land use, environmental conservation, population growth, urbanisation, resettlement and rehabilitation, and tourism and industrial development in the region.

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About the author

Prabha Shastri Ranade

Prabha Shastri Ranade holds a Master's degree in Geography and Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Nagpur University. She has over 25 years of teaching and research. experience. She is currently working as Consulting Editor at Icfai Business School Research Centre, Ahmedabad. She started her career as Research Officer at National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization, (Government of India) Kolkata, and has moved to teaching of Geography at Nagpur University. Later, she was awarded UGC's Research Associateship for post doctoral research projects, under which she worked at Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi for about 15 years. She has contributed numerous articles in academic journals, conference proceedings, edited books, newspapers and the Encyclopedia of World Geography (New York). She has edited a few books published by the Icfai University Press and also published four books, 'Maharashtra', under States of Our Union Series, by the Publications Division of Government. of India; Population Dynamics in India by Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi; Industries and Environment: A Study of Impact Assessment by APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi; and a text book on "Geography" for the Maharashtra State Text Book Bureau, Pune. She has presented research papers at various national and international conferences and seminars, held within the country and abroad. She was the recipient of "Young Scientist" honour by the Indian Science Congress for her research contribution. Her areas of expertise and interests include geography, population, resources and environment.

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Bibliographic information

Title Infrastructure Development and Its Environmental Impact
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818069450X, 9788180694509
length xviii+270p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.