Potential New Applications Resources, greenhouse gases, technology and jobs in India's informal economy the case of rice

  1. Other commodity chains or sectors involving production-distribution systems weaving in and out of the informal economy.
  2. Big polluters - (these are energy, iron and steel, fertiliser, aluminium, cement/construction and paper/pulp) - subcontracting to informal enterprises and casualization of teh workforce are common and vitiate official statistics.
  3. Adding new elements to the methodological tools - such as resilience and biodiversity.
  4. New, neglected research topics - the intensification of livestock and fish production for instance, their implications for GHGs and employment.
  5. Highly labour intensive sectors vital for labour intensive growth e.g. textiles.
  6. Infrastructure e.g. sewerage; waste collection; water; housing technology; public buildings.

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