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  1. Library Resource
    Regulations
    India, Asia, Southern Asia

    These Rules provide for the institution and responsibilities of the related Authority in relation to: the registration of wells and the licence to drill wells; the construction of rain water harvesting structures; the registration of rigs; the prohibition of water contamination, for both surface and groundwater; land use and water quality; the forestation of urban areas, etc. The Authority may take over wells in order to ensure supply of drinking water to local population. Violations of the provisions of these Rules shall be punishable with fines specified in section 26.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2013
    Nepal

    Where the rights of communities to manage and benefit from good stewardship are clearly defined and respected, communities can play an important, leading role in achieving climate change mitigation objectives. According to the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources, since 2009, a pilot REDD+ project supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has resulted in measurable increases in sequestered carbon and payments to communities.

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2016
    Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is in many respects a
    development success story. With economic growth averaging
    more than 7 percent a year over the past five years on top
    of an average growth of 6 percent the preceding five years,
    Sri Lanka has made notable strides towards the goals of
    ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity (the
    ‘twin goals’). The national poverty headcount rate declined
    from 22.7 to 6.7 percent between 2002 and 2012/13, while

  4. Library Resource
    November, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    Between 2002 and 2012-13, most of the
    reduction in poverty was due to increased earnings, as
    opposed to higher employment or higher transfers. Although
    it is hard to be certain, increases in earnings are
    associated with: (i) a slow structural transformation away
    from agriculture and into industry and services that led to
    productivity increases; (ii) agglomeration around key urban
    areas that supported this structural transformation; (iii)

  5. Library Resource
    July, 2016
    Sri Lanka

    The new Country Partnership Framework
    (CPF or framework) presents the engagement of the World Bank
    Group (WBG) in Sri Lanka over the next four years (fiscal
    years 2017-20 (FY17–20)). The CPF aims to support the
    achievement of some of the government’s medium-term goals in
    areas that are critical for reducing extreme poverty and
    promoting shared prosperity, and that are consistent with
    the WBG’s comparative advantage. Notably, the CPF provides

  6. Library Resource
    October, 2014
    Bhutan

    Bhutan has recently made significant
    progress in sustaining economic growth and reducing poverty.
    Bhutan also has valuable deposits of primary materials
    including dolomite, lime stone, gypsum, quartzite, stone,
    and marble, which are useful for fabrication of other
    materials. Thus, a significant part of Bhutan's current
    and prospective economic gains come from use of natural
    resources called, green sectors. The basic message in this

  7. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Bhutan

    Bhutan has recently made significant
    progress in sustaining economic growth and reducing poverty.
    In 2012, average per capita household income was somewhat
    under USD 2,400/year (Living Standards Measurement Surveys
    2012). Growth has averaged around 9 percent per annum over
    the past decade and is expected to be on the order of 8
    percent per annum over the next five years. According to the
    2012 Bhutan Poverty Analysis, 12 percent of the population

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2015
    India

    India’s sustained and rapid economic
    growth offers an opportunity to lift millions out of
    poverty. But this may come at a steep cost to the nation’s
    environment and natural resources. This insightful book
    analyzes India’s growth from an economic perspective and
    assesses whether India can grow in a “green” and sustainable
    manner. Three key issues are addressed. The first is the
    physical and monetary costs and losses of environmental

  9. Library Resource
    October, 2013
    India

    This report provides estimates of social
    and financial costs of environmental damage in India from
    three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution,
    including particulate matter and lead; (ii) inadequate water
    supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene; (iii) indoor air
    pollution; and four natural resource damage categories: (a)
    agricultural damage from soil salinity, water logging, and
    soil erosion; (b) rangeland degradation; (c) deforestation;

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Bangladesh

    This study's objectives are: (i) to
    present the pros and cons of existing and alternative brick
    technologies in Bangladesh with specific focus on pollution
    and energy efficiency; (ii) to estimate the private and
    social benefits of these technologies (iii) to summarize
    China's experience in the development of the brick
    industry, as the world leader brick producer and (iv) to
    provide concrete recommendations for adopting cleaner

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