Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 8(6), pp. 346 - 361
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2020.080604
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Valuation of Panchganga River Ecosystem Services in Urban Kolhapur District of Maharashtra (India)


Prakash S. Kamble *
Department of Economics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

ABSTRACT

It is of topmost importance to undertake an economic valuation of the ecosystem services such as a river, which is aquatic and natural ecosystem, because of their very important role in the development and welfare of the society. It is against this overall backdrop, the present research study attempts to carry out an economic valuation of the services of the Panchganga river as an aquatic eco system. The empirical analysis of the economic valuation of the services in monetary terms being provided by the Panchganga river ecosystem estimates its total economic value. No doubt, it is worth of Rs. 5459.41 lakh per annum is really important and valuable, which indicates its role in the socio economic development of the area under our study. It is an indicator of the number and variety of services being provided by the Panchganga useful for agriculture, allied activities, industry and business development along with water for domestic use of the area and its people. The analysis of the determinants of the economic value of the Panchganga river reveals that the non-economic than the economic factors are very much dominant and effective in generating the total economic value.

KEYWORDS
Economic Valuation, Ecosystem, River Ecosystem, Ecosystem Services, Techniques of Valuation, Components and Determinants of Economic Value

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Prakash S. Kamble , "Valuation of Panchganga River Ecosystem Services in Urban Kolhapur District of Maharashtra (India)," Advances in Economics and Business, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 346 - 361, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2020.080604.

(b). APA Format:
Prakash S. Kamble (2020). Valuation of Panchganga River Ecosystem Services in Urban Kolhapur District of Maharashtra (India). Advances in Economics and Business, 8(6), 346 - 361. DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2020.080604.