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Sustainable Development of the Ganges Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: February 2001
  • Page count: 218
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.III.A.6

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The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins contain the largest number of the world's poor in any one region. The population is increasing steadily and unless the current development trends are broken, poverty will become even more pervasive. The region is endowed with considerable natural resources that could be used to foster sustainable economic development in Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins. Leading technocrats and intellectuals discuss how, through cooperation between the countries concerned and by taking a holistic development approach, the quality of life of the people of the basins could be improved significantly within a reasonable time-frame.