India

India: Environmental Compliance through an Auditor’s Lens

May 16th, 2016 | By
India: Environmental Compliance through an Auditor’s Lens

India, counted among the emerging economies of the world is scripting its growth story today. This article is designed as a quick review of some of the most common environmental violations observed in India and reasons for the same. This summary will help business leaders who are working in India to identify and resolve environmental compliance challenges.



Silicosis, Mining, and Occupational Health in India’s Sandstone Industry

Dec 24th, 2015 | By
Silicosis, Mining, and Occupational Health in India’s Sandstone Industry

  This article summarizes research conducted by the author on the occupational health effects of mining among sandstone miners in Rajasthan, India. Overview The increasing demand for metals and minerals to meet the growing requirements of the infrastructure sector has rapidly increased the importance of sandstone mining in India. The state of Rajasthan produces approximately
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India: Public Health and Environmental Contamination

Jul 31st, 2014 | By
India: Public Health and Environmental Contamination

A lot of progress has been made in India in the past decade in terms of improving the environment and associated impacts on human health, but a lot of work still needs to be done. In rural India, for example, obvious environmental problems with clear adverse health impacts are often allowed to exist without intervention. As the following photographs
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E-Waste: Health Impacts in Developing Countries

Jul 19th, 2014 | By
E-Waste: Health Impacts in Developing Countries

Electronic waste (E-Waste) has become a critical global environmental health issue due to the large and growing volume of E-Waste found in the market place and insufficient management policies in many countries (Ogunseitan et. al. 2009). This article reviews the public health impacts associated with E-Waste management in developing countries and outlines recommendations to further
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India E-Waste Market and Vendors

Jun 8th, 2014 | By
India E-Waste Market and Vendors

Electronic waste (E-Waste) is generated from old, discarded or obsolete electronic products. E-Waste can be toxic in nature because it contains hazardous metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. In India as well as other developing countries, the majority of electronic products are not recycled, which poses a serious environmental and health risk. E-Waste in
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India: Impact Investing in the Social and Environmental Sectors

Oct 11th, 2011 | By
India: Impact Investing in the Social and Environmental Sectors

By now, it is pretty obvious that India has a booming economy, which has helped numerous individuals and families have a far better quality of life than could have been previously imagined. However, is it fair to say that poverty is close to eradication in India?  The clear answer is no. By most estimates, for more
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India: Environmental Liability and Contamination Regulations

Mar 6th, 2011 | By
India: Environmental Liability and Contamination Regulations

Despite the absence of a concise environmental regulatory framework with respect to soil and groundwater contamination in India, progress in protecting the environment has been made through application and expansion of existing environmental laws, use of proactive concepts including the polluter pays principle and the precautionary principle, and aggressive use of public interest litigation (PIL).
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India: Environmental Management and Environmental Regulation

Jan 7th, 2011 | By
India: Environmental Management and Environmental Regulation

This article is the first in a series of articles about environmental management in India. In this installment, authors Sanjay Sampath and Raakhee Kulkarni provide an overview of the social and environmental challenges facing India now and in the next 20 years. Subsequent articles will focus on India’s environmental laws and regulations. […]