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Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 287) Last page : ( 293)
Online ISSN : 2249-7315.

Ecological Modernisation: Footprints of Special Economic Zone in Ecological Restoration

Dhere Amar M*, Patil Dhanraj A**, Pondhe Goraksh M***

*Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Indira College of Commerce and Science, Pune University, Pune, India

**Head, Department of Sociology, Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur, India

***Department of Environmental Science, PVP College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Pune University, Pravaranagar, Loni, India

Online published on 15 April, 2014.

Abstract

This article aims to find the ecological practices by the Magarpatta City SEZ have reflections of conceptual perspective of Ecological Modernisation. Magarpatta City SEZ is unique example and appreciated for all the social, economic and ecological controversies by other SEZs in India. This exploratory and descriptive study based on the collected information from the field visits and secondary resources. Magarpatta City SEZ is laid with proactive and environmental outlook. This is unique for its pollution free and clean urban environment were visitors are impressed to look the nature conservative practices. Eco-friendly practice of segregation of over 400 tones of household and commercial garbage, trash and water per month is done at source of which 280 tones of biodegradable waste is used for vermin-culture and bio-compost. It is amazing to see that Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) appreciated the SEZ's ecological practices and awarded 10% wave off on property taxes. Through this case study, it clearly reflects that Magarpatta City SEZ not only has a participatory model but also actively tries to maintain ecological sustainability through certain unique practices which also bonds with the theoretical approach like ecological modernization.

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Keywords

Special economic zone, ecological modernisation, ecological preservation.

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