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Author Das, Abhijit, author.

Title Socio-economic analysis of arsenic contamination of groundwater in West Bengal / Abhijit Das, Joyashree Roy, Sayantan Chakrabarti.

Published Singapore : Springer, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series India studies in business and economics
India studies in business and economics.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. The Plight -- Chapter 2. How much is too much? -- Chapter 3. Right to water -- Chapter 4. The shades of suffering -- Chapter 5. Are we 'learning from doing'? -- Chapter 6. Who served the poison? -- Chapter 7. In love with the 'Devil's Water' -- Chapter 8. The assassin on the move -- Chapter 9. Malignant intentions -- Chapter 10. The opening of the Pandora's Box -- Chapter 11. Spilling the beans -- Chapter 12. Threats to Sustainability -- Chapter 13. The Value of Human Life -- Chapter 14. Pricing the Life? -- Chapter 15. A catastrophe sans border.
Summary This book presents a socio-economic analysis of the issues linking technological innovation in providing arsenic-safe drinking water in rural areas. It presents concrete field based experiences of experiments and case studies depicting the plight and sufferings of people due to failed technological deployment strategies over the past two decades in West Bengal, the most arsenic-exposed state in India and also the first to act for remediation of the crisis. One of the greatest challenges in arsenic-exposed zones is to provide sustainable access to reliably arsenic-safe free water. For nearly twenty years the Government of India and national water distribution institutions in collaboration with multi-lateral funding agencies have sought to pump in money, push technology collected through global tenders, and enlist the support of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), but their efforts have yielded little success. This book is the outcome of the authors' intensive fieldwork, guided by the conceptual framework of the latest literature on environmental economics and consumer behaviour. It presents a framework and estimates based on field level primary data. Secondary official source-based data are also collated from various scattered sources into a valuable, comprehensive collection. Lastly, the book includes a revealing analysis of factors affecting households' participation.
Other author Roy, Joyashree, 1957- author.
Chakraborti, Sayantan, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Drinking water -- Arsenic content.
Groundwater -- Pollution -- India -- West Bengal -- Social conditions.
Groundwater -- Pollution -- India -- West Bengal -- Economic conditions.
Arsenic wastes.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811006821 electronic bk.
9811006822 electronic bk.