Industrial energy efficiency has emerged as one of the key issues in India. The increasing demand for energy that leads to growing challenge of climate change has resulted major issues. It is obvious that high energy intensity leads to high carbon intensity of the economy.
This paper deals with the interface between science and economics in environmental policy making in India. It explains Nehru‘s concept of scientific temper and its influence in the formulation of science and technology policy and development of the science and technology system.
Notwithstanding its impressive economic growth, food insecurity in South Asia continues to be a stark reality for a large number of households. Despite several successful policy interventions by Governments, the number of malnourished children and adults remain alarmingly high in the region – higher than those in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Towards effective climate adaptation issues and research priorities: a paper presented by Dr. K.S. Kavi Kumar, Madras School of Economics at National climate research conference, IIT Delhi, March 5-6, 2010.