This edited volume examines multiple dimensions of Blue Economy from the Indian perspective. It delves into a subject that stands at the cutting edge of international discourse on sustainable development: how to harness oceanic resources for humankind’s benefit without ruining the health of oceans and rivers. This work presents a comprehensive answer to the oft-heard question: ‘But, what is Blue Economy?
—Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, Chairman, FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House, Mumbai
The book entitled ‘Blue Economy of India: Emerging Trends’ has come at a time when India is in the process of announcing a new policy on the Blue Economy. The Blue Economy is emerging as the most dynamic segment of the nation and is likely to drive it on the high growth path in the forthcoming years. This publication is an excellent piece of reading material for students, researchers, business practitioners and policy-makers.
—Professor S. K. Mohanty, Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi
This rich collection of thought-provoking, meticulously researched, multidisciplinary contributions by eminent scholars insightfully reveals the complex labyrinth of issues compressed in the term ‘Blue Economy’. Furthermore, it graphically illustrates the challenges as well as opportunities faced by India, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, on this new frontier of ecologically sustainable development and comprehensive maritime security.
—Professor Sanjay Chaturvedi, South Asian University, New Delhi