INSEE-KILA International Conference
Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives: Voices, Policies and Commitments
Ninth INSEE Biennial Conference, 2017, KILA, Thrissur
8 - 10 November 2017

November 8, Wednesday | 14:00–15:30
Session 1.3.1: Terrestrial and Wetland Ecosystems
Chair: K N Ninan
Presenter Paper
Mihir Mathur and Kabir Sharma Modelling the economics of grassland degradation in Banni, India, using system dynamics
Manjula M, Girigan Gopi and Vipindas Wetland paddy ecosystems and amphibian diversity: need for compensating conservation
Dayakar Peddi Economic cost of land degradation in India
Chandan Singha Analysing adoption of soil conservation measures in Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India
Bijayashree Satpathy Conservation, poverty and livelihood: study in Similipal wildlife sanctuary
November 8, Wednesday | 14:00–15:30
Session 1.3.2: Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation by farmers 1
Chair: J B Rajan
Presenter Paper
Subir Sen Rainfall and agricultural productivity: empirical analysis of possible relationship
Ajay Kumar Singh, K G S Narayanan and Pritee Sharma Influence of climate variability on sugarcane farming in India: an application of stochastic frontier production approach
Md. Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Tauhidul Islam and Nigar Sultana Climate change and its impact on agricultural production in Bangladesh: Geo-statistical Analysis of spatial and temporal variations
Chandan Kumar Jha et al Migration as adaptation strategy to cope with climate change: a study of farmers’ migration in Bihar
Narendra N Dalei Do we need a climate change adaptation policy in agriculture sector in Indian state of Odisha?
November 8, Wednesday | 14:00–15:30
Session 1.3.3: Fuelling Challenges
Chair: Balachandra Patil
Presenter Paper
Dhanyashree Bhuvandas and Haripriya Gundimeda Transport fuel elasticity estimation to understand the impacts of energy subsidy reform in India: a household study
Prantika Das and Haripriya Gundimeda Direct and indirect impact pathways of biofuels in developing countries: A meta-analysis of literature evidences
Vandana Maurya Conflicting dilemmas of energy saving in Indian domestic sector: efficiency vs. conservation
Madalsa Singh and P Balachandra Distributed hybrid electricity system for energy access, livelihoods, and empowerment
November 8, Wednesday | 14:00–15:30
Session 1.3.4: SDGs and Global South 1 Urban challenges in sanitation
Chair: Bejoy K Thomas
Presenter Paper
Debasree Bose and Arijita Dutta the country progressing towards sustainable development goal?
NC Narayanan Technology choice and institutional options in urban sanitation: towards a protocol for town level sanitation planning
Indranil De Urban sanitation, co‐financing and the myth of co‐production: the case of Indian slums
Rakesh Kumar Sharma and Vibhor Sood Waste management in the Himalayan hill city Shimla: concerns for ecology, economics and governance
Shivani Wadehra and Arabinda Mishra Enabling institutions to achieve efficient waste management
Anita Pinheiro Urban food system transitions and socio-ecological resilience in Kerala
November 9, Thursday | 11:00–13:00
Session 2.2.1: Perceptions and Behavioural responses
Chair: L Venkatachalam
Presenter Paper
Monalisa Ghosh et al. What affects the willingness to pay for arsenic safe drinking water? A case study in rural West Bengal
Prajna Paramita Mishra Economic valuation of a recreation model: challenges and way forward
Varadarajan Raghupathy and G Uma Perception of stakeholders on the maintenance of irrigation tanks in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu
Maya K Trust and life satisfaction: evidence from India
Claudia Lemke, Rita Bergmann and Dennis A. Ostwald Evidence-based sustainability reporting: condensing the integral sustainability of individual economic agents, branches and economies into the sustainability index NAX
November 9, Thursday | 11:00–13:00
Session 2.2.2: Impacts of Climate Change and adaptation by farmers 2
Chair: Indira Devi
Presenter Paper
L Umamaheswari et al. Impact of drought on agriculture in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh
Deepika Swami and Devanathan Parthasarathy Climate variability and agriculture vulnerability for Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India
Saptarsi Chakraborty and Santadas Ghosh Propagating salt tolerant rice: possible adaptation strategy against climate change in coastal West Bengal
Asfika Begum and Ratul Mahanta Impact of climate change and variability on rice yield in Assam
V Saravanakumar Climate change impacts and adaptation in sorghum production in Tamil Nadu
November 9, Thursday | 11:00–13:00
Session 2.2.3: Conservation
Chair: Jayshree Vencatesan
Presenter Paper
Trupthi Narayan and Pankaj Sekhsaria Media reporting on the protected areas in Maharashtra - a thematic analysis
Indrani Roy Chowdhury Dual control of forests in a federal structure
Sulochana Pednekar Collective action and eco-tourism under different institutional framework- comparison of turtle nesting sites in Goa and Maharashtra
Binilkumar Amarayil Sreeraman and Konthoujam Gyanendra Singh Conservation vs. livelihood: stakeholder preferences over the improved conservation of Loktak lake in Manipur, India
November 9, Thursday | 11:00–13:00
Session 2.2.4: SDG and Global South 2 Urban challenges in housing and waste
Chair: Sunny George
Presenter Paper
Saji M Kadavil Conservancies and conservation: women forest protection group in the Western Ghats of Kerala
Deep Jyoti Francis and Anita Pinheiro Local community knowledge and revival of mangroves in two districts of Kerala: the role of collective action
Lisa Mariam Varkey An economic assessment of trends in land-use-land-cover data of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem, Kerala and investment measures adopted for its sustainable development
Anitha V Pilgrim tourism and ecological sustainability of Pampa river in Kerala
Michael Sinclair, Andrea Ghermandi, Sheela A. Moses, Sabu Joseph Using geotagged photos from social media to value the recreational benefits of Kerala’s wetlands in India
November 9, Thursday | 14:00–15:30
Session 2.3.1: Politics, Resistance and Movements
Chair: T P Kunhikannan
Presenter Paper
P Omkar Nadh Politics of pollution: a case of Godavari mega aqua food park in west Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh
Deepika Swami and Devanathan Parthasarathy Increasing water vulnerability of Indian megacity, Mumbai: interconnected web of politics and policies
Ramesh Dheeravath Ecology and capitalism at the crossroads: a case study of Telangana
Arpita Bisht and Julien-François Gerber Ecological distribution conflicts over mineral extraction in India: an overview
Joan Martinez-Alier The EJOLT project (2011-15) and the EnvJustice project (2016-21) at the ICTA UAB, Barcelona
November 9, Thursday | 14:00–15:30
Session 2.3.2: Aquatic Ecosystems
Chair: A Gopalakrishnan (TBC)
Presenter Paper
Jyothis Sathyapalan Economic value of biodiversity loss: a case study of by-catch from Andhra Pradesh marine fishery
Pankaj Sekhsaria The ecology and history of the Andaman Islands: bottom up and through the lens of fiction
Lucy M Turner et al An interdisciplinary risk assessment: harmful microbes, shellfish, climate change and urbanisation in Mangalore, southwest India
Md. Hafiz Iqbal Choice modeling and its application to Sundarbans mangrove forest preservation
Farid Ahmed First-and second-order adaptation to salinity and water logging: case of coastal embankment in Satkhira district, Bangladesh
November 9, Thursday | 14:00–15:30
Session 2.3.3: Institutions for governance of 'commons'
Chair: P S Easa
Presenter Paper
Anindita Roy Saha and Grace Charles Muangirwa Participatory forest management and the role of institutions in Tanzania: a survey
S Gunakar Role of collective action and governance in implementing sustainable fishing practices: a case study of Karnataka marine fisheries
S Krithi What constitutes the ‘commons’ in water? A case study of irrigation systems in Puducherry district
Tapas Kumar Sutradhar and Santadas Ghosh Self governance of fishermen in Sundarban: a case study
Jingjing Cai and Hang Xiong An agent-based Simulation of cooperation in the use of irrigation systems
November 9, Thursday | 14:00–15:30
Session 2.3.4: SDGs and Global South 3 Pollution and Health
Chair: Peter M. Raj
Presenter Paper
Tapaswini Nayak and Indrani Roy Chowdhury Health externality in terms of respiratory illness related sick days due to air pollution: evidence from open cast coal mining region of Odisha
P Manikandan, N Kamaladhasan and S Chandrasekaran Studies on the influence of land change and land use pattern on the mosquito vector population in human dominated ecosystems at Palani, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu
Gaurav Kumar Impact of air pollutant PM10 on house rent in the cities of Ghaziabad and NOIDA of NCR in India using hedonic property price model
Arvind Lakshmisha, Priyanka Agarwal and Bhargavi Nagendra Promoting collective action to improve water security in peri-urban areas around Bangalore city using social accountability tools
Namita Singh, Trupti Mishra and Rangan Banerjee Effect of road transport infrastructure, energy use and economic growth on CO2 emission in India
November 10, Friday | 11:30–13:30
Session 3.2.1: Livelihood
Chair: Amita Shah
Presenter Paper
Dhanya B et al. Ecosystem services and agricultural livelihoods: an analysis of trade-offs in peri-urban Bangalore
Pradyot Ranjan Jena and Bibhu Prasad Nayak Can third party certification programs improve livelihoods and reduce food insecurity: an empirical study from southern India
Sneha G and Gopakumar Viswanathan and Amalendu Jyotishi Role and movement pattern of women entrepreneurs in the fish value chain: a micro level study in India
Krishna Malakar, Trupti Mishra and Anand Patwardhan Drivers of adaptation decisions in marine fishing community of Mumbai, India
Harshan Tee Pee Agricultural production and income in a disaster year: findings from the study of Melanjippattu village affected by cyclone Thane
November 10, Friday | 11:30–13:30
Session 3.2.2: Valuations, evaluations and viabilities
Chair: M N Sudhakaran
Presenter Paper
Arakhita Behera Do consumers really care about green practices? A case study of GHMC star hotels
Sukanya Das, Karthick Radhakrishnan and Bouzit Madjid Assessing the economic viability of alternative option for water management: a case study of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu
Megha Nath et al. Improving evaluation knowledge for better regulation in the forest policies
Abhijit Sharan et al. Economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem goods and services in India
November 10, Friday | 11:30–13:30
Session 3.2.3: Governing and Managing Climate Change
Chair: Bibhu Prasad Nayak
Presenter Paper
Udayakrishnan Azhakath What lies ahead for global climate governance? A discussion on key approaches and the experience so far
K. Dhavala et al What would a socio-economic and energy technology system be like if we limit climate change to Paris agreement? An hybrid modelling system approach
Akanksha Jumde and Nishant Kumar Climate change induced migration: challenges and opportunities under international law: a case study of India and Bangladesh
Ramnath Reghunadhan Integrating space technologies into river basin management: an Indian scenario
Mousami Prasad, Trupti Mishra and Varadraj Bapat Role of voluntary compliance in managing climate change at firm level in India
November 10, Friday | 11:30–13:30
Session 3.2.4: SDGs and Global South 4 Inequality, inclusion, access
Chair: Shyjan Davis
Presenter Paper
Saswat Kishore Mishra (TBC), Pulak Mishra and Srijit Mishra Factors influencing corporate social responsibility expenditure of Indian mining firms: implications for ecology and social inclusion
Lavanya Suresh Perspectives on gender equality in the context of environmental sustainability
Abhilas Kumar Pradhan Distributional impact of common property forest incomes on rural income inequality: case study from Odisha
Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati and Unmesh Patnaik Can increasing human development and income reduce impact from natural disasters? empirical evidence for floods in India
Ismail Haque Inequality in access to quality housing in Kolkata- a micro level spatial analysis using geographically weighted regression