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Securing Our Natural Wealth

A Policy Agenda for Sustainable Development in India and for Its Neighboring Countries


Part of the South Asia Economic and Policy Studies book series (SAEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 1-6
  3. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 7-19
  4. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 31-44
  5. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 45-58
  6. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 71-80
  7. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 81-91
  8. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 93-105
  9. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 107-117
  10. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 119-133
  11. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 135-151
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 153-180

About this book


This book explores various aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regimes with regard to plant-variety protection and farmers’ rights; traditional knowledge; geographical indications, genetically modified crops; and access to genetic resources within the broad ambit of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the Convention of Biological Diversity and other treaties/protocols. Enumerating the governance provisions for India and some of its neighboring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand and Myanmar, the book synthesizes a policy agenda to drive sustainable development. Further, it assesses and interprets the status quo, and discusses key issues and implications. By comparing various governance frameworks in South Asian countries, it attempts to bridge policy issues concerning development, IPR and international studies.


IPR Regimes IPR Governance IPR Sovereignty Convention of Biological Diversity TRIPS Sustainable Development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Council of Scientific and Industrial Research/CSIR-CGCRIKolkataIndia

About the authors

Dr Debashis Bandyopadhyay is a molecular biologist sub-specialized in Intellectual Property Rights and has been working in the domains of S&T Management, Technology Transfer and S&T Dissemination with DST and CSIR institutions since 2005. Most of his professional assignments are focused on fine-tuning institutional policies, frameworks and systems to facilitate linking R&D outcomes in laboratories to a cross-section of stakeholders. His research interests cover sustainable development, public policy and IPR governance with special focus on cross-country comparisons of various development policy frameworks, technology transfer regimes and innovation clusters. He also works on studying the implications of emerging IPR and technology transfer regimes on the developing countries both from the positive and negative perspectives.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Securing Our Natural Wealth
  • Book Subtitle A Policy Agenda for Sustainable Development in India and for Its Neighboring Countries
  • Authors Debashis Bandyopadhyay
  • Series Title South Asia Economic and Policy Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title South Asia Economic and Policy Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8871-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4262-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8872-8
  • Series ISSN 2522-5502
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-5510
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 180
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development and Sustainability
    Development Policy
    Governance and Government
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