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|Title:||Environmental Governance for Religious Tourism in Pilgrim Towns: Case studies from India: Vrindavan and Tirumala-Tirupati||Contributor(s):||Shinde, Kiran (author)||Publication Date:||2009||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5794||Abstract:||The increase in pilgrimage worldwide has generated many kinds of environmental problems in pilgrim- towns. These include pressures exerted by an increased and regular distribution of visitors and urban growth driven by demands for supporting tourist infrastructure. By employing Pressure- State- Response framework, this book examines environmental issues in two popular pilgrimage places in India: Tirumala-Tirupati with authoritative religious institutions, and Vrindavan that does not have a single string religious institution. A focus on 'response' mechanisms of institutions (government agencies, religious institutions, NGOs and civil society) is necessary to develop a better approach to environmental management. This book suggests developing a comprehensive environmental policy for pilgrimage and strategies for stakeholder participation in environmental management, and the need to bring religious institutions as enterprises under regulatory framework for environmental improvements. this book is useful for government agencies, NGOs, environmental professionals, and students interested in improving the environment of sacred sites.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||LAP Lambert Academic Publishing||Place of Publication:||Koln, Germany||ISBN:||9783838303741
|Field of Research (FOR):||160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified||HERDC Category Description:||A1 Authored Book - Scholarly||Other Links:||http://www.lap-publishing.com/
|Extent of Pages:||118||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 116
|Appears in Collections:||Book|
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