Estimation of Marginal Abatement Cost of Air Pollution in Durgapur City of West Bengal
AbstractAir pollution in industrial cities with emissions from firms is a growing problem in India. Durgapur, one of the growing industrial cities in eastern India, covering a host of industries, suffers from similar problems. The paper estimates the marginal abatement cost of air pollution of industries in Durgapur, West Bengal. We model the technology of a firm with output-distance function. Here the linear programming approach is adopted to estimate the shadow prices and distance values. Results reveal that there is a wide variation in shadow prices of Suspended Particulate Matter and distance values between firms under particular category of industries thus indicating the variability in the degree of compliance, use of resources and the vintages of capital. In this context the paper suggests policies for air quality management in urban industrial areas of West Bengal which will help to achieve sustainable industrial development.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Energy Working Papers with number 22506.
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Output Distance Function; Shadow Prices; Distance Values;
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