By R. B. Singh, Pawel Prokop
This quantity synthesizes severe environmental demanding situations of dynamic earth and human atmosphere structures in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It bargains with spaceborne tracking, weather, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover switch (LUCC), normal dangers, and mess ups with a view to give a contribution in the direction of a sustainable destiny. The contributions variety from conventional box strategies to using distant sensing and geographic info platforms.
The e-book integrates environmental attributes bearing on the prior, current, and way forward for South Asia extensively according to biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal views. The tracking of usual risks and weather concerns is taken into account an important part within the context of environmental geography, specially in remark and realizing of weather and water-induced mess ups. it is very important speak the advances in geoscience innovations to extend the resilience of the susceptible society of South Asia and to advertise livelihood safety. The sustainability of South Asia relies strongly in the world surroundings, and therefore the improvement of geo-environmental tracking is necessary for a greater realizing of our residing setting. the purpose of the ebook is to give dynamic elements of environmental geography to give a contribution to destiny earth projects in South Asia.
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The objective is also to maximise macroeconomic growth in the country by reaping economies of production in these agglomerations. Despite the governments putting forward a positive and liberal perspective on urbanization and migration, they have gone for ‘sanitisation drives’ pushing out “low valued” activities including slum colonies from the city core to the peripheries, to create space for these companies and their executive staff. The fiscal regime brought about through newly created regulatory authorities and credit rating agencies have encouraged these cities, with strong economic base and high capacity for generating tax and non-tax revenue, mobilise enormous resources from institutional sources, using innovative financial instruments.
Asian cities account for 43 % as compared to 45 % for South Asia. In the small countries like Bhutan and Maldives, all cities are in this size class accounting for 100 % of the population. 3). The WUP projects a decline in the growth rates of urban population for all the countries by 2020, except Sri Lanka where the population growth rate is expected to increase marginally during this decade. Smaller countries of south Asia registered higher population growth rate because of the smaller population base.
3 Poverty Ratio Percentage of population living below nationally defined poverty line is not represented for each of these eight countries in 2010. 7). Unemployment Rate Which indicates the proportion of population seeking job seems to have increased in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and in Maldives over the last decade (2000–2010). This can partly be attributed to the fact that more of the young people are seeking work but unable to find one. 1 Source: UNESCAP (2014) Note: The figures for South Asia are the arithmetic mean of eight countries mentioned in the list Note: The figures for South and South-west Asia include the eight counties mentioned in the list as well as Iran, Islamic Republic of and Turkey 32 D.