The Green Puzzle – Missing Links in India’s Crusade to Sustain Environment tells the story of how India, a country with a rich heritage and the land of nature loving people, has approached issues of the environment that affect life, living and the quality of the natural habitat.
The book offers a candid analysis of the effort of fifty years of trying to protect and maintain the environment and calls for a paradigm shift from a Ministry-led approach to empowering people to practice a sustainable mode of development using the knowledge of their heritage and history. It reminds the reader that traditions and values of conservation are the bedrock for a happier future. The book points out that environment recovery is a guarantee of economic recovery, not vice-versa. And it stresses that the current economic model based on GDP growth is not a sure and certain way to mitigate the climate crisis.
Written by veteran public policy analyst Dr N. Bhaskara Rao, this is a very timely book, offering a ray of light while reminding the world of the challenges and opportunities that we face.