Shekhar Singh Collections


Environment & Forests


Most of the documents on this website which relate to wildlife conservation, to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, to appraisal and evaluation, or to large dams, could be classified under the broad head of “environment and forests”. However, they have been segregated into their own cubby holes, keeping In mind the specialised interests of many of the potential visitors to this site.

The 1990s were a period when the Government of India was engaged, in a big way, at trying to develop new programmes for different aspects of environment and forest conservation, and to raise both domestic and international funds for the purpose. Towards this end, there was much demand for inputs into the national planning process and many of the documents featured here are essentially an effort to provide such an input.

There was also a need to design programmes and projects for international support, especially through the Global Environment Facility and the World bank and its initiatives relating to the development of the NBSAP (National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, or “Action Programmes” , as they were known in India). Therefore, many of the documents of the 1990s and the early 2000s were designed to inform and influence the thinking of the Indian Government and to assist in the formulation of their policies and plans. Some were also designed to help seek international financial support. These inputs were mostly solicited by the Government of India and the cost of research supported by them directly, or with the help of international agencies like the UNDP.

Shekhar Singh
March, 2021


Documents under Environment & Forests


1981-Land and Water Policy for India

Land and Water Policy for India Download





1984 - Environmental Policy in India

1984 - Environmental Policy in India Download





1985 - Some Aspects of the Ecological Crisis in India

1985 - Some Aspects of the Ecological Crisis in India Download





1989 - Global Environmental Debate

1989 - Global Environmental Debate Download





1992-Legal Provisions Relating to Biodiversity Conservation in India

Legal Provisions Relating to Biodiversity Conservation in India Download





1997-The Gang of Four

1997-The Gang of Four Download





1999 - Sovereignity, Equity and the Global Environment

1999 - Sovereignity, Equity and the Global Environment Download





2000 - Environmental Conservation Laws in India

2000 - Environmental Conservation Laws in India Download





2002-Policy and Planning for Ecological Security

Policy and Planning for Ecological Security Download





2003 - Interlinking of Rivers - Booklet

2003 - Interlinking of Rivers - Booklet Download





2003-Linking of Rivers – Submission to Prime Minister

2003-Linking of Rivers – Submission to Prime Minister Download





2006 - Transparency and the Natural Environment

2006 - Transparency and the Natural Environment Download





2007 - Environmental Security

2007 - Environmental Security Download





2008- Caring for the Earth : Conserving Our Environment While Meeting Our Economic Needs

2008- Caring for the Earth : Conserving Our Environment While Meeting Our Economic Needs Download





2008 - Towards a Social Charter for the Environment

2008 - Towards a Social Charter for the Environment Download





2011-Evolution and Implementation of Environmental Policy in India - Performance of the Congress Led National Governments in India

Evolution and Implementation of Environmental Policy in India - Performance of the Congress Led National Governments in India Download





2022-Traditional Indian Strategies for Environmental Conservation

2022-Traditional Indian Strategies for Environmental Conservation Download





Biodiversity

Environment & Forests - Biodiversity


Documents under Environment & Forests – Biodiversity


1992-Legal Provisions Relating to Biodiversity Conservation in India

Legal Provisions Relating to Biodiversity Conservation in India Download





1993 - Biodiversity Conservation in India

1993 - Biodiversity Conservation in India Download





1994-Institutional Support for the Protection of East African Biodiversity

Institutional Support for the Protection of East African Biodiversity Download





1995-Conserving Biodiversity

Conserving Biodiversity Download





1995 - Human Population, Biodiversity & Protected Areas- Science & Policy Issues

1995 - Human Population, Biodiversity & Protected Areas- Science & Policy Issues Download





1999 - GEF ops4 - Comments by R. Picciotto & Shekhar Singh

1999 - GEF ops4 - Comments by R. Picciotto & Shekhar Singh Download





1999 - GEF ops4 - Comments of the Senior Independent Evaluation Advisors

1999 - GEF ops4 - Comments of the Senior Independent Evaluation Advisors Download





1999 - Protecting Biodiversity Under the Wildlife Protected Area System in India: A Status Report

1999 - Protecting Biodiversity Under the Wildlife Protected Area System in India: A Status Report Download





1999 - Biodiversity Enabling Activities: India Case Study

1999 - Biodiversity Enabling Activities: India Case Study Download





2000- Strengthening Conservation Cultures-Local Communities & Biodiversity Conservation

Strengthening Conservation Cultures-Local Communities & Biodiversity Conservation Download






2000-Interim Assessment of Biodiversity Enabling Activities

Interim Assessment of Biodiversity Enabling Activities Download





2000 - Setting Biodiversity Conservation Priorities for India - Volume I

2000 - Setting Biodiversity Conservation Priorities for India - Volume I Download





2000 - Setting Biodiversity Conservation Priorities for India - Volume II

2000 - Setting Biodiversity Conservation Priorities for India - Volume II Download





2000-Capacity Development for Biodiversity Conservation

Capacity Development for Biodiversity Conservation Download





2001 – Biodiversity Programme Study

2001 – Biodiversity Programme Study Download





2004 - Ensuring Biological Security

2004 - Ensuring Biological Security Download




Capacity Development

Environment & Forests - Capacity Development


Documents under Environment & Forests – Capacity Development


1992 - HRD Needs in the Environment Sector - Training

1992 - HRD Needs in the Environment Sector - Training Download





1993 - Institutional Structures and Environmental Management

1993 - Institutional Structures and Environmental Management Download





2000 - Capacity Development for Biodiversity Conservation

Capacity Development for Biodiversity Conservation Download





2000 - Country Capacity Development - Needs and Priorities - A Synthesis

2000 - Country Capacity Development - Needs and Priorities - A Synthesis Download





2000 - Country Capacity Development - Needs & Priorities - Regional Report for Asia Pacific

Country Capacity Development - Needs & Priorities - Regional Report for Asia Pacific Download




Forests

Environment & Forests - Forests


Documents under Environment & Forests - Forests


1985 - Forests in India

1985 - Forests in India Download





1987-The India Papers - Aspects of NGO Participation in Social Forestry - UN NGLS

The India Papers - Aspects of NGO Participation in Social Forestry - UN NGLS Download





1998 – Report of the Working Group on Prospects of Making Degraded Forests Available to Private Entrepreneurs

Report of the Working Group on Privatisation of Forests Download






2002-Forests and Allied Matters in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Vol-I - Report for the Supreme Court

Report Of The Commission Set Up Under Orders Of The Supreme Court On The Status Of Forests And Other Allied Matters In The Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Vol-I Download





2004-Report on the Vasant Kunj Ridge & Forest Area

Report on the Vasant Kunj Ridge & Forest Area Download








2008-The Forest Rights Act 2007: Implications for Forest Dwellers and Protected Areas

2008-The Forest Rights Act 2007: Implications for Forest Dwellers and Protected Areas Download




Forests :
Relevant Unpublished/Out-of-print Documents by Other Authors


1990-Report of the Duleep Matthai Chaired Committee on Forestry in India

Report of the Duleep Matthai Chaired Committee on Forestry in India Download






Natural Resources Accounting

Environment & Forests - Natural Resources Accounting


Documents under Environment & Forests – Natural Resources Accounting


1992 - Socio Economic Costs of Environmental Degradation- Some Policy Issues

1992 - Socio Economic Costs of Environmental Degradation- Some Policy Issues Download





1993-Eco-Funds - Budgeting for Environment

Eco-Funds - Budgeting for Environment Download





2000 - Marketing the Environment

2000 - Marketing the Environment Download





2001 - Natural Resource Accounting and Budgeting - An Alternate Methodology

2001 - Natural Resource Accounting and Budgeting - An Alternate Methodology Download





2001 - Some Thoughts on Consumption Patterns

2001 - Some Thoughts on Consumption Patterns Download





Planning

Environment & Forests - Planning


Documents under Environment & Forests - Planning


1990 - Approach to Environment and Forests

1990 - Approach to Environment and Forests Download





1993-Planning for Environmental Sustainability

Planning for Environmental Sustainability Download





1993 - Planning for Environmental Sustainability

1993 - Planning for Environmental Sustainability Download





1996-Conserving Ecologically Fragile Ecosystems - Report of the Task Force

Conserving Ecologically Fragile Ecosystems - Report of the Task Force Download






1998-Report of the Working Group on Privatisation of Forests

Report of the Working Group on Privatisation of Forests Download






2000 - Environmental Conservation Laws in India

2000 - Environmental Conservation Laws in India Download





2001 - Some Thoughts on Consumption Patterns

2001 - Some Thoughts on Consumption Patterns Download





2006- Report of the Task Force on Governance, Transparency Participation, and Environmental Impact Assessment in the Environment and Forest Sector For the XI Five Year Plan

2006- Report of the Task Force on Governance, Transparency Participation, and Environmental Impact Assessment in the Environment and Forest Sector For the XI Five Year Plan Download






2007- Report of the Planning Commission Task Force on EIAs

2007- Report of the Planning Commission Task Force on EIAs Download