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Biofuels and wastelands: energy policy, land markets and social inequality in South India

Baka, Jennifer (2011) Biofuels and wastelands: energy policy, land markets and social inequality in South India. In: International Conference on Global Land Grabbing, 6th-8th April 2011, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Objective: “The Indian approach to biofuels . . . is somewhat different to the current international approaches which could lead to conflict with food security. It is based solely on non-food feedstocks to be raised on degraded or wastelandsthat are not suited to agriculture, thus avoiding a possible conflict of fuel vs. food security.” (MNRE, 2009, pg. 3-4). Implementation: “Plantations of trees bearing non-edible oilseeds will be taken up on Government/community wasteland, degraded or fallow land in forest and non-forest areas. Contract farming on private wastelandcould also be taken up through the Minimum Support Price mechanism proposed in the Policy. Plantations on agricultural lands will be discouraged.” (MNRE, 2009, pg. 7).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://www.future-agricultures.org/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 10:47
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 12:45
Projects: Land Deals Politics Initiative (LDPI), Future Agricultures Consortium, Journal of Peasant Studies
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53036

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