Archana PatankarArchana Patankar is currently working as Assistant Professor at K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai, India. She holds PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), where her principal area of research was health impacts of urban air pollution and their economic valuation. She has taught economics at undergraduate and graduate level for more than seven years. She has also carried out a number of independent assignments for renowned organizations that include analysis of end-use consumption patterns in electricity sector for energy efficiency and readiness of developing countries for cleaner technology transfers.

Archana has published a number of research papers and has presented in many conferences on environment and health. Her current research interests include environmental policy analysis, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, health impacts of climate change and green innovations. Archana can be reached at

Unleashing Innovations for Sustainability: An Indian Perspective

In this article, Professor Archana Patankar takes an overview of innovations for environment in India, with specific focus on innovative ideas, technologies and programmes in the water and energy sector. It also brings forth the fact that environmental/green innovations are absolutely necessary to move towards the sustainable development pathways.