Local Government Institutions and Environment Management in South Asia: A Research on India and Bhutan
VC Shushant Parashar1, Shalini Saxena2, Meenakshi3

1VC Shushant Parashar, Amity  Institute of  Social Sciences, Amity University, Noida,  India.

2Dr. Shalini Saxena, Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University, Noida,  India.

3Meenakshi, Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University, Noida,  India.

Manuscript received on 09 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 August 2019 | PP: 136-141 | Volume-8 Issue-9S2 August 2019 | Retrieval Number: I10270789S219/19©BEIESP DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I1027.0789S219

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Abstract: The need for environmental conservation is recognized globally. This paper makes an attempt to assess the role of Local Government Institutions in the protection of environment in India and Bhutan. Among different levels of environmental administration in India and Bhutan, the most effective is the presence of local government institutions for the efficient utilization and management of natural resources. This paper discusses relevant policies and practices promoted by these institutions for preserving and protecting environment. At the local government level, there are several mechanisms and agencies through which information regarding public welfare and environment conservation can be communicated to the villagers. These can be used to create the much-needed awareness about the protection of the ecology and the environment. This paper examines how the response to environment management can be strengthened with the better involvement of the institutions and the role of these institutions in some specific contexts of environment management and protection.

Keywords: Local Government Institutions, Environment, Security, Ecology, Climate change, India, Bhutan, South Asia
Scope of the Article: Local-area and Metropolitan-Area Networks