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Krishna Raj

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Associate Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)

Area of Specialisation

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

  • Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Forest and Water

  • Urban Water Supply and Management (Bangalore City)

  • Ecotourism in Protected Areas (Economic Valuation of biodiversity)

  • TRIPs, Biodiversity Conservation and Traditional Environmental Knowledge

  • Deforestation and Climate Change

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D in Economics (Environmental Economics), University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India, in 2005.Title of the Ph.D Thesis and Guide: "Forests, Environment and Local Community: A Case Study of Coorg (Kodagu) District" under the Guidance of Prof. B.S.Sreekantaradhya, Former Professor of Economics, DOS in Economics and Cooperation, University of Mysore, Mysore.

  • M.A. in Economics, DOS in Economics and Cooperation, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India, in 1995.

  • State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) cleared in 1996.

Selected Publications

Books

  • "Biodiversity, Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and IPRs: Theoretical and Policy Perspectives", Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, (2011).

  • Forests, Environment and Local community: A Special Reference to Western Ghats of IndiaManak Publication Private Ltd, New Delhi (2008).

State Government Report

  • Water Resources Management in Karnataka state in the State of Environment Report (SoER), Karnataka 2010, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment Government of Karnataka, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of India (Forthcoming).

  • Economic Instruments for Environmental Conservation and Environmental Policy in the State of Environment Report (SoER), Karnataka 2010, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment Government of Karnataka, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of India (Forthcoming).

  • Natural Resources and Environment, Chapter 5 and Water Supply and Sanitation in Economic Survey of Karnataka-2010-11, Department of Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka (Forthcoming).

  • Status of Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangalore city in State of Environment Report for Bangalore City-2008, Government of India and Karnataka.
    http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/soerbangalore2008.html

News Paper coverage on the project results:

    50 p.c. of Cauvery water lost in transit, The Hindu
    http://www.hindu.com/2009/06/06/stories/2009060660800100.htm

Drying sources tell parched tale Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Bangalore/Drying-sources-tell-parched-tale/articleshow/4619034.cms

'Afforestation immediate action point' Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Bangalore/Afforestation-immediate- action-point/articleshow/4618561.cms

Articles

  1. Property Rights and Deforestation in Western Ghats of India in edited book entitled “Ecological Economics: An Approach towards Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability” edited by Sunil Nautiyal and Bibhu Prasad Nayak, Published by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2010.

  2. Green Business for Greening Karnataka in FKCC Journal 30th Volume, Issue 12 December, 2009.

  3. Where all the water has gone? Neither supply-side nor demand-side urban water management in Bangalore City, India, Published in Conference proceeding of the  “International conference on Water Resources (ICWR)” Shahrood university of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, 2009.

  4. The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood Needs and Protecting Local Ecological Services: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park, India in  IUFRO World Series Volume 21 on 'Sustainable Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation: Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge' jointly published by IUFRO Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF and Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (AFAFRI) 2008. 

  5. An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of Deforestation, Land  Vulnerability and Resilience in Western Ghats of India Forthcoming  

  6.  The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Protecting Local Ecological Services: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park in edited volume brought out by Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), 2008.

  7.  Ground water Users, wakeup: Danger Ahead: Message from Experts published in e-social science journal Mumbai Dated 4th October 2007.

  8. The Role of Forests in Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Development (2005) in edited Book by H.K. Jyothi and M. Madhumathi.

  9. Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge of Indigenous Communities (2004) in Conference Volume by G. Gopal Reddy, Department of Economics, Osmania University.

Working Papers

  • Economics of Urban Water Supply in Bangalore City (Forthcoming).

News Papers

  • "Agricultural budget cannot be defended scientifically", budget comments in Vijaya Karnataka News paper, 25th February, 2011.

Recent Research Projects Completed

  • Intellectual Property Rights and Proteciton of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Theoretical and Policy Perspectives

  • Status of Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangalore city in State of Environment Report for Bangalore City-2008, Government of India and Karnataka.

On-going research project
  • "An independent evaluation study on Conservation of Magadi Fort", sponsored by Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Mysore, Government of Karnataka

  • "Water Resources Management in Karnataka" for "State of Environment Report, Karnataka- 2009" sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), GOI,  Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, GOK, and EMPRI, Bangalore

  • "Economic Instruments for Environmental conservation and Management" for State of Environment Report, Karnataka-2009 sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), GOI,  Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, GOK, and EMPRI, Bangalore

  • "Valuing Eco-tourism in Bandipura and Nagarhole National Parks: Estimating Recreational Benefits by using Travel Cost and Contingent Valuation Methods".

  • "Evaluation Study on Programmes implemented by Karnataka state Coir Development Corporation" Sponsored by Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka

Recent presentation of papers for National and International conferences
  1. Paper presented at The 16th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2010 organized by Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong,  Hong Kong paper entitled “Sustainable Management of Urban Water Resources: A Special Reference to Bangalore city, India”  during May 29th to 2nd June, 2010 at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China.

  2. Paper presented on Agrarian Economy to Sprawling Urbanisation in Bangalore: A Challenge for Environmental Sustainability at Three-day National Seminar on the Urban Growth of Bangalore with special reference to Bangalore Cantonment (1809-2009) organised by The Christ University, Bangalore and ICHR, New Delhi, 18-20 February 2010, Bangalore.

  3. Keynote address delivered at “International conference on Water Resources (ICWR)” organized by the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, on August, 16-18t, 2009,. The title of the paper “Where all the water has gone? Neither supply-side nor demand-side urban water management in Bangalore City, India”
    http://www.icwr2009.ir/keynote.php

  4. Paper presented at International conference on “Vulnerability and Resilience of Land Systems in Asia” at Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, on June 15-17, 2009,   Tthe title of the paper “An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of Deforestation, Land  Vulnerability and Resilience in Western Ghats of India” presentation available at:
    http://www.glp.hokudai.ac.jp/link/BeijingMeetingPPT/PPT/S12_4_Nanjundaiah%20Beijing%20Conf%20Final-1.pdf 

  5. Paper presented at International conference on 'Sustainable Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation: Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge' held on 17-20th December 2007 at Kunming, China. The title of the research paper is  'The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood Needs and Protecting Local Ecological Services: With Special Reference to Nagarhole National Park of Western of Ghat of India' Presentation available at:
    www.iufro.org/uploads/media/S1_CNanjundaiah.pdf

  6. Paper entitled “Forest Resources and Inclusive Growth: Including the Excluded” presented at National Seminar on Inclusive Growth: Dimensions and Strategies organized by Christ University, Bangalore on 1 and 2 December 2008.

  7. Delivered key note address at the Two Day National Seminar on “An Impact of Globalization on India’s Business Environment” organized by Shri Sanagmeshwara Arts and Commerce College, Chadchan, Bijapura on 8th and 9th May 2009.

  8. Paper presented on “Dr B R Ambedkar’s contribution towards Monetary and Fiscal Economics” at the Two-Day National Seminar on “Dr. B R Ambedkar and Contemporary Indian Economy” organized by Dr B R Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre, University of Mysore, Mysore on 30th and 31st March, 2009.

  9. Presented paper on 'Economic and Ecological Values of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in managing Protected Areas: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park'. at the workshop on 'Compensation and Rewards for Ecosystem Services' organized by INSEE and ISEC held at IIFM, Bhopal on 4-5th February 2008.

  10. Paper entitled 'Do Property Rights Really Influence Forest Conservation and Management in Western Ghat of India?' accepted for 'The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons' held on 14-18, July, 2008 University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England. Paper available at:
    http://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%20papers/papers/N/Nanjundaiah_218501.pdf

  11. Forests versus Peoples’ Livelihood: Where is the Way for Sustainable Development” at the International conference on “Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being” organized by International  Society for Ecological Economics, 15-18 Dec. 2006, New Delhi

Professional Society Memberships

Dr. C. Nanjundaiah,
Associate Professor,
Center for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC),
Nagarbahavi, Bangalore, Pin: 560 072
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