|The MoEF has a plan to establish the Environmental Economics Indicators and Policy Planning Cell at the Ministry.
Environmental Economics Indicators and Policy Planning Cell (EEIPPC)
The Core institutions have been identified keeping in view their expertise and involvement in the subject and the desired regional spread of the programme. The Core institutions are:
- Madras School of Economics (MSE)
Madras School of Economics is a centre of post-graduate studies in teaching and research. It was founded by Dr. Raja J. Chelliah, leading industrialists, bankers and eminent economists. MSE offers M.Sc. economics course in collaboration with Anna University. It is recognised as a centre for conducting Ph.D. course by Anna University and University of Madras. The thrust areas for teaching and research are: environmental economics, industrial economics, international economics and capital markets and financial services. It offers training programmes/workshops for college and university teachers and government officials.
MSE has undertaken research projects funded by World Resources Institute, State Finance Commission, Tamil Nadu, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, UNDP, Royal Netherlands Embassy, ILO, Indian Space Research Organisation and the World Bank.
- Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)
The Institute of Economic Growth was founded in 1958 by the late Professor V.K.R.V. Rao. It is an autonomous, multi-disciplinary centre for advanced research and training in economics, demography, and sociology, and is recognized as such by the University of Delhi. It is one among the 27 social science research institutions supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research.The Institute has about 30 regular faculty members specializing in areas such as: Economic reforms and their impacts; Industry, trade investment, and technology transfer; Macro-economic analysis and policy; Agriculture and rural development; Natural resources and environment; Population and human resource development; Social change and development and Health policy. The IEG publishes a biannual journal, Contribution to Indian Sociology. Its research output is disseminated in the form of working papers, articles in journals and books.
- Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
The IGIDR is established by the Reserve Bank of India to promote and conduct research on development from a broad inter-disciplinary perspective for policy purposes. Current research activities cover macroeconomic, trade, monetary and fiscal policies; poverty, employment and redistribution; energy systems, environment and sustainable development; agricultural and rural development, industrial organisation and so on.
Institute’s work has involved studies for the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Planning Commission, Department of Energy, Ministry of Environment and Forests, UNCED, UNDP, UNCTAD, ESCAP, The Asian Development Bank, World Bank and so on.The Institute also conducts M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes in development policy. It is designed to create professionals who are capable of conducting policy analysis, relating to national and global development issues, in a quantitative and inter-disciplinary manner. The Institute has at present 37 faculty members and 60 M.Phil./Ph.D. students.
- Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
The Indian Statistical Institute was founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in 1931. From a very modest beginning it grew, under the remarkable leadership of Professor Mahalanobis, into an all-India organisation having currently about 500 scientific workers. The Institute has its headquarter in Calcutta and two other Centres at Delhi and Bangalore with branch office/service units all over India.
By an Act of Parliament passed in 1959, the Institute was declared as an "Institute of National Importance" and was empowered to award degrees and diplomas. Besides carrying out teaching and training programmes, the Institute is also engaged in theoretical and applied research in Statistics as well as basic and inter-disciplinary research in various other disciplines including economics. It is recognized, nationally and internationally, as a Centre of Excellence for its Scientific contributions.
MSE, Chennai is the co-ordinating institution. The Ministry has entered into a MoU with MSE providing for the Ministry to be the implementing agency and MSE to be the executing agency for the specified tasks under the component. The executing agency will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of these tasks.