Preface.- Contributors.- 1.Emergence of Green Technologies towards Sustainable Growth.- 2.Sustainable Development: An Earnest Hope.- 3.Soil Seed Bank Dynamics: History and Ecological Significance in Sustainability of Different Ecosystems.- 4.Challenges and Prospects in Exploring Marine Microbial Diversity.- 5.Bioprospecting of Plant Essential Oils for Medicinal Uses.- 6.Air Pollution Scenario over Delhi City.- 7.Nanotechnology: Perspective's for Environmental Sustainability.- 8. An Overview of Environmental Remediation using Photocatalyst.- 9.Role of Biopolymers in Industries: their prospective future applications.- 10.Green Federalism: A Historical leap towards Sustainable Human Development.- 11.Economic sustainability in light of consumer behavior: Social Perspectives.- 12.Global warming and agriculture: Industrial Arrangement for sustainable Development.- 13.Green Buildings - Opportunities and Challenges.- 14. Mathematical models in sustainable development.- Index.
Dr. M. H. Fulekar is a Professor and Dean at School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat. He was also professor and Head, University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai. He has in his credit 150 numbers of research papers and articles published in international and national journals of repute. He is also author of 10 books. He has guided 09 Ph.D. students. As a Principal Investigator, he has completed Research Project: UGC, CSIR, BRNS, DBT R&D and Industrial projects. He has achieved "Who's Who" in Science and Engineering USA in 1998; and "outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century" in 2000, from International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also a member of New York Academy of Sciences, USA. Dr. Bhawana Pathak is working as Assistant Professor in School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat. Earlier she has worked as a Pool Officer in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2010-2011). She was awarded CSIR - Research Associateship (2004) and worked on Plant behaviour Ecology and Biodiversity conservation. She has worked as research Associate at GBPHIED Kosi, Katarmal Almora (2004-2006) and in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2006-2009). She has completed her M.Sc. in Botany with Gold Medal from Kumaun University Nainital (1998) and PhD in Plant Ecology from G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Kosi -Katarmal Almora (2002). Prof. R. K. Kale has been teaching in school of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has published more than 110 research papers in national and international scientific journals. He was awarded ICMR Prize for Biomedical Research - 1996, for his original contribution to radiation biology. He guided research work of 29 students leading to award of Ph.D. and also 06 students for M.Phil. degree. He also greatly contributed in the area of higher education and society. He has extensive experience in University Administration and Planning and served the JNU in various capacities including Dean of School of Life Sciences. Presently, he is Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India.