Application of simulation modelling in planning and cost�??benefit assessment of traditional fishery and aquaponics technology for livelihood generation and sustainable development - A case of Tawa command area, India


Alka Parashar

Operanalization of sustainable development would entail search for innovative options that cause minimal environmental media and resource degradation, while maximizing socio-economic benefits in terms of environmental planning, policies and system’s management. Computer Simulation modeling is identified as a powerful tool for charting out better options for sustainable development. The paper aims at exploring the utility of qualitative/semi quantitative simulation modeling methods in innovative-strategic planning, management and development. The specific methods for modelling of aquapoics/aquaculture dynamics are investigated as cross impact simulation and system dynamics. For the sake of illustration a simulation model has developed for cost benefit and economics of aquaponic/aquaculture system of Tawa Command Area in India.


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