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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
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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
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Extent of Pages: 118
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