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A Study of India's Textile Exports and Environmental Regulations

  • K.S. Kavi Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. K. S. Kavi Kumar
    Pages 1-14
  3. Zareena Begum, Sukanya Das
    Pages 15-43
  4. Zareena Begum, K. S. Kavi Kumar
    Pages 61-72
  5. K. S. Kavi Kumar, Zareena Begum, Sukanya Das
    Pages 73-92
  6. K. S. Kavi Kumar
    Pages 123-129
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 131-155

About this book


This book examines the interplay between trade and the environment, with a focus on the Indian textile sector. While it is often claimed that developed countries’ non-tariff trade measures adversely affect the trade prospects of developing countries, establishing that claim systematically is a challenging task. This book examines the dilemma on the basis of various approaches, including a primary survey of different stakeholders and the large-scale modelling of the economy-environment inter-linkages. The interplay between the costs involved in meeting environmental regulations and the potential price-premiums that the cleaner products would get in the international market is analysed in order to assess the future trade prospects for Indian textiles. In addition, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the present scenario of the Indian textile sector. Accordingly, it will be of great interest to researchers, policy makers and graduate students specializing in environmental economics, development economics and international economics.


Textile Sector India Environmental Regulations Textile Exports Non-tariff Barriers Supply Chain Textile Industry

Editors and affiliations

  • K.S. Kavi Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Madras School of EconomicsChennaiIndia

About the editors

K.S. Kavi Kumar is Professor, Madras School of Economics (MSE), Chennai, India. He coordinated activities of the Centre of Excellence in environmental economics, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, at the MSE during 2007-2015. He is also a Member, Expert Committee of Climate Change, Government of India; and a Member, State Environment Appraisal Committee, Tamil Nadu. Prof. Kumar is an MTech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and obtained his PhD in development economics from Indira Gandhi Institute of Developmental Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. His areas of research interest are economics of environment, economics of climate change, and development economics.

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