Will India's mega-census leave a mega-footprint?

Clements, Gopalasamy Reuben, Giam, Xingli, and Laurance, William F. (2010) Will India's mega-census leave a mega-footprint? Current Science, 99 (5). p. 556.

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[Extract] On 1 April 2010, India launched its mega-census2, which aims to document biometric details of every person aged above 15 years. This mega-census will be the largest registration exercise in human history and will consume 11.63 million tonnes (mt) of paper over the next eleven months. While we do not question its societal benefits, this endeavour undermines India’s ostensible3 transition to high rates of decarbonization.

Item ID: 15320
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0011-3891
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 06:47
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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