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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 2348-2363
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.282


An Environmental Impact Assessment of Cement Pollution in Ariyalur District of Tamil Nadu, India
Kayalvizhi*, J. S. Amarnath and B. Sivasankari
Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore
Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai 625104 TN, India, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study concentrates on the externalities of air pollution due to cement industries and quantification of these externalities with environmental valuation techniques and household health production function. The study revealed that the decline in crop production was directly related with pollution intensity. The agriculture damage function related the value of agriculture damages to averting expenditure of land and irrigation water and quality indices of land and water quality. The hedonic model revealed that the farm income and distance between farm and polluted industries have been found significant in deciding the value of cultivated lands. The pollution averting expenditure incurred by the farmer’s increased with increase in the intensity of pollution. Contingent valuation study revealed that the proportion of farmers WTP (Willingness To Pay) was high for severely affected farms and proportion of Willing To Accept the Compensation was high for low affected farmers. Maximum WTP for seriously affected, moderately affected and low affected farmers were Rs.2850 per year, Rs.1950 per year, Rs.900 per year respectively. Health production function study revealed that most of the farmer was suffering from chronic illness and it was the main reason for work days lost. The solution to cement pollution problem should take cognizance of intensity of externalities and accordingly appropriate reclamation schemes may be framed. The Government can also take note of the WTP of farmers and accordingly, collect the amount from polluters and pay to farmers.


Keywords: Externalities, Damage function, Hedonic model, Averting expenditure, Contingent valuation, Land quality, Water quality, Willingness To Pay, Willingness To accept compensation and health production function
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Kayalvizhi, K., J. S. Amarnath and Sivasankari, B. 2020. An Environmental Impact Assessment of Cement Pollution in Ariyalur District of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 2348-2363. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.282