Quantitative assessment of economic losses of degraded land in India by R.P Singh

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  • Land degradation -- Economic aspects -- India.

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StatementR.P. Singh, A.K. Vasisht, V.C. Mathur.
ContributionsVasisht, A. K., Mathur, V. C., Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Division of Agricultural Economics., Agricultural Economics Research Association (India)
LC ClassificationsHD876 .S56 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination50, [1] p. ;
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16287432M
ISBN 100187319143
LC Control Number2006542211

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State-wise estimates of economic losses of land degradation in India. State. Degraded land area a ( ha) Losses due to degradation as % to total value of production.

Andhra Pradesh. 15, Assam. Bihar. (Chap. 8 of the book) that US million dollars of value Cited by: 'Others are predicted, most notably the severe deforestation and water erosion in the mountain and hill areas of Nepal.' The most original and interesting part of the study is its assessment of the economic costs of land degradation.

Total on-site annual losses were estimated at US$ to 11 billion a year, or at least US$10 billion. Moreover, it leads to the reduction of land productivity that leads to economic losses and environmental influences [1, 2].

Several methods can be used to study land degradation, such as Remote. The annual economic loss due to degraded land and change in land use in India was valued at Rs lakh crore ($ billion) in –% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in –according to a recent study commissioned by the ministry of environment and climate change.

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and securing land tenure. The assessment in this volume has been conducted at a time when there is an elevated interest in private land investments and when. Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands in Watersheds TK Sreedevi 1, Suhas P Wani, M Osman 2 and Shailendra Tiwari3 1International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) PatancheruAndhra Pradesh, India 2Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) Santoshnagar, HyderabadAndhra Pradesh, India.

Degraded land’ (Capacity of ecosystems to provide services) 3. Degrading land’ (Change in ecosystems services ) 4. Extent of land degradation by poverty class Table Distribution of population and poverty over different land types Acronyms and abbreviations LADA Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands GEF Global Environmental FacilityFile Size: KB.

As good land has been degraded, populations are forced to attempt to produce in more and more marginal lands which further exasperates the problems of degradation. 2 Causes of soil degradation (human actions) – history of land degradation in the state of Parana Human beings enhance land degradation occurring in agricultural areas.

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is a global initiative which aims to increase awareness of the benefits of sustainable land management and economic consequences of land ELD Initiative was co-founded in by the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the German Federal Ministry for Economic.

major threats, and management options for combating soil degradation in India. Assessment of Degraded and Wastelands of India It is estimated that out of M ha total geographical area (TGA) of India, the area under agriculture is M ha (% of TGA) and M ha area is degraded through one or more degradation types, which in File Size: KB.

Abstract: Despite having only about % of the total land area India accounts for nearly % of the biodiversity of the world. Though having great biodiversity, a very large part (%) of total geographical area of the country is occupied by the degraded land.

Adoption of inappropriate soil and crop management. Which region of the world suffers the most economic losses from land degradation: North America. Very likely, most of the species (perhaps ___ percent) that have ever existed on this planet are now extinct.

Paul Erlich thinks that the impact of human activity on environments can be summerized by. now than to attempt to treat severely degraded land in the future and provides salient examples. The authors put forward a partnership concept for implementing the recommenda-tions in order to deliver the much-needed global, integrated, and peer-reviewed economic and.

An interdisciplinary, quantitative assessment of the health and economic costs of air pollution in China, and of market-based policies to build environmental protection into economic development. China's historic economic expansion is driven by fossil fuels, which increase its emissions of both local air pollutants and greenhouse gases.

India needs to cut its levels of air pollution to preserve and increase its productivity. India is experiencing an economic surge after Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered office in Investors see India as a growth opportunity.

Last year, capital expenditure projects attracted $23 billion of foreign investment. Yet the country’s potential is clouded by environmental problems, which. If the average yield of cereals is 2 t/ha, the total production of cereals on non-degraded land would be 1 tons, but since strong degradation causes a reduction of 75% of production, the total production on degraded land will be only tons (i.e.

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Over the years, the country's landmass has suffered from different types of degradations. Degradation of land is caused by biotic and abiotic pressures. An ever-increasing. 32 % of India's lands are degraded. According to recent data () an area of million hectares has been termed as degraded has undermined the sustainability of agriculture of India.

India faces the following types of degradation of lands --> i) Water logged degraded lands ii) Saline/Alkaline degraded lands iii) Wind degraded lands. the economic cost of land degradation associated with foregone production on degraded and unused agricultural land to be in the order of 1, million Somoni (US$ million) – % of Tajikistan’s GDP ().

However, the actual cost is likely to be much higher than this. Chapter 1 Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement: An Introduction and Overview Chapter 2 Concepts and Methods of Global Assessment of the Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement Chapter 3 Institutional Framework of (In)Action Against Land Degradation Chapter 4 Biomass Productivity-Based Mapping of Global Land Degradation Hotspots Chapter 5 Evaluating Global Land.

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the largest share (22 %) of the total global cost of land degradation. The results indicate that reversing land degradation trends makes economic sense, and has multiple social and environmental benefits.

On average, one US dollar investment into restoration of degraded land returns five US dollars. India News: NEW DELHI: Around 37% ( Up Next.

Around 37% of India's land is degraded, says government; Aadhaar must for senior citizen train ticket concession from April 1. Land slide disasters in China cause great harm, and their wide distribution greatly impacts regional natural environments and economic development [3,4].

A destructive landslide can lead to pipe bending, deformation, and even fractures that can cause natural gas leakage, casualties, property losses, and environmental : Junnan Xiong, Jin Li, Hao Zhang, Ming Sun, Weiming Cheng. The country is losing Rs 28, crore, at current price, on account of degraded lands.

This comes to about 12% loss as per the total value productivity of these lands. A recent TEEB Quantitative Assessment modelled the benefits of a number of global change scenarios and estimated that a ‘reduced deforestation scenario’ could deliver annual net benefits of US$ billion byas a result of the high per hectare values estimated for forest biomes.

Other scenarios involving increased agricultural Cited by: 2. to work with the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative supported by the GIZ / BMZ, the European Commission and other valued partners to bring this report to life.

I would like to thank all of them for their dedication in bringing this work to light. I sincerely hope this will justify the much needed investments in. Causes and Impacts of Land Degradation and Desertification: Case Study of the Sudan.

Desertification. Desertification has been defined as land degradation in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities[11]. Another definition of desertification is the. throughIndia has made one of the fastest progresses in the world, in addressing its environmental issues and improving its environmental quality.

Still, India has a long way to go to reach environmental quality similar to those enjoyed in developed economies. Pollution remains a major challenge and opportunity for Size: KB. The North-Eastern region, Western Ghats, Western Himalayas and Andaman and Nicobar Islands constitutes per cent of the total forest cover of India.

Of this, the north-eastern region comprises 5 per cent of the total forest cover. In India’s North-East, jhum is causing large scale loss of forest cover and land degradation. The Andipatti watershed, located in Theni district in the State of Tamil Nadu, South India is known for agricultural activities.

As shown in Fig. 1, it sprawls between the latitudes of 9°49′33′′ and 10°2′57′′ North and longitudes 77°31′47′′ and 77°39′20′′ East and covers an area of about 65 percent area of the watershed is utilised for agricultural Cited by: 3. degradation.

Even the land under cultivation is substantially degraded and as estimated by the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) and Forest Survey of India (FSI), about 60 percent of the total cultivated area suffers from some form of degradation. According to the land use statistics forFile Size: KB.

() estimated the annual economic loss due to land degradation to be Rs.million. Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Assam states contributed significantly to total cost of land degradation in.

Land degradation in India is a major concern by the ecologists and environmentalists as more and more of cultivable land is being converted into deserted mass. This degradation has increased at a rapid pace by the human induced or natural process.

Final Submission Land degradation in the Limpopo Province 2 C:\Documents and Settings\gibs\My Documents\Personal\MSc\Reports\ purposes, and research into the biophysical effects on the NDVI values, the methodology shows promise for regional assessment in.

Section Narrative Farms by Size, Land in Farms, and Value of Land, Buildings, and Equipment: and Farms, Market Value and Value of Sales: and Farms by Size, Land in Farms, and Value of Land, Buildings and Equipment, State Total and by County: Farm Production Expenses: [ ]. If the Centre’s initiative to give degraded forest land to industry — to produce materials like paper — goes through, it will be a win-win situation for almost all parties.

India’s forest cover, due to investment, will increase to approximately 33 per cent in a matter of five years. Land degradation and its factors. This section is based on of a worldwide assessment of soil degradation problems, the GLASOD project (ISRIC, ).

There are about million hectares of degraded land in India. Approximately, 28 per cent of it belongs to the category of forest degraded area, 56 per cent of it is water eroded area and the rest is affected by saline and alkaline deposits/5(9). economic conditions and opportunities that drive the use of and the demand for land resources.

as a result, there is often a wide range of cost estimates for implementing management practices that improve land and soil productivity. the same principle applies to the cost of. The Allocative Efficiency of Land in India By Gilles Duranton, Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover Goswami and William R.

Kerr Introduction A significant development in economic research on growth is the acknowledgement that the misallocation of resources plays an important role in explaining productivity and income differences.With this backdrop, the present study was conducted to analyse the socio-ecological impacts of a widely used species, i.e., Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC based restoration of degraded land of Lucknow, North India.

For this, ecological (soil quality and plant biodiversity) and social (livelihood) indicators have been studied over a period of two.Economic growth emerges as a key driver of such markets although shocks, their effect mitigated by bank presence, also increased market activity.

Land sales improved productivity and helped purchasers, many of them formerly landless, to accumulate non-land assets and enhance their welfare.

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