Co-PI & Associate Members
Dr. M.G. Chandrakanth
Dr. N. Nagaraj
Dr. P. S. Srikantha Murthy
Research Potential in NRE
1. Water (ground and surface) resource
Evaluation and impact assessment of irrigation projects.
Groundwater depletion and economics of groundwater recharge.
Social cost benefit of reclamation of problematic soils.
Pricing of water resource and service and water markets.
Water use efficiency and sustainability across methods of extraction, irrigation, property rights and use.
2. Land Resource
Agrarian and other institutional reforms and their impact on land management, valuation and markets.
Economics of soil and water conservation in different property regimes to land.
Sustainability of watershed development program and impact on resource linkages.
Economic approaches to encroachment, depletion and conservation of CPRs.
Economic impact of natural resource intensive agriculture on environment, trade, other natural resources.
Negative externalities of use of agrochemicals.
Economics of sustainable agriculture methods (organic farming, traditional and indigenous agricultural technologies, systems, practices).
Economic analysis of energy issues in agriculture.
Environmental impact of agricultural waste, reuse and recycling.
Economic analysis of multipurpose tree species, NTFPs and silvicultural systems.
Forest policies in the context of sustainability, tribal security.
Valuation of biodiversity, forest products, services in westren ghats and other fragile regions.
Social-cost benefit analysis of developmental projects on forest ecosystem.
Eco-tourism and impact on natural resource management, environment and local economy.
5. Marine Resources
Economic impact of aquaculture on agriculture, trade and environment.
Environment and equity implications of mechanized harvest of marine resources.
Degradation of mangroves and impact on marine ecosystem.
6. Policy and Institutions
Policy interventions and institution building for NRs conservation and management.
Contribution of gender in natural resource conservation and management and other gender issues in resource conservation.
Dynamics of livestock economy in the context of CPR depletion and implications
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