Stealing the Environment : Social and Ecological Effects of Industrialization in Rourkela

By: Rajkishor Meher

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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Industrialization urbanization and ecology theoretical considerations. 3. Pre industrial Rourkela an analysis of regional ecology society and the economy. 4. Industrialization and the patterns of Industrial growth. 5. Birth of a town city ecology and the urban social structure. 6. Industrial urban society and the ecology a perspective of development at Rourkela. 7. Summary and conclusion. Bibliography. Index. In India as in other developing countries intensive industrialization followed by urbanization has now attracted the attention of urban ecologists to the issues of ecological degradation. An attempt has been made in this study to examine not only the issue of industrial pollution patterns of human settlement and land use in the city but also to investigate the processes that have contributed to the deteriorating quality of life in Indian cities. Apart from the problem of industrial pollution this study demonstrates how the social structure of a city also contributes to its environmental decay. The focus of this research has been on Rourkela which as a city planned to support the Rourkela Steel Plant and its ancillary industrial units provides a unique opportunity to examine the linkages between industrialization patterns of urbanization and environmental degradation. The approach adopted in this study is however a pragmatic one which underlines that rejection of modernity is not practicable given the altered gestalt of man today. In other words mere traditional knowledge systems in themselves are not enough to tackle the problems of a burgeoning population poverty hunger and disease. Printed Pages: 245

Title: Stealing the Environment : Social and Ecological Effects of Industrialization in Rourkela

Author Name: Rajkishor Meher

Categories: Environmental Studies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173045720

ISBN 13: 9788173045721

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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