The Network of institutions of the GAP: a case study of Kanpur
Student name: Ms Smriti Iyer Guide: Prof Badal Mokhopadhyay Year of completion: 2013 Host Organisation: TERI University Abstract: This paper attempts to analyse the role that institutions can take on, in a pollution abatement problem. It deals
with the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) at Kanpur. The paper identifies the GAP as a â€˜wicked problem on a
networkâ€™, which is a complex problem as it involves many players, all of whom have different objectives The
solution to the GAPâ€™s institutional problems is increased collaboration and a shared understanding amongst the
players. The paper moves away from the usual Samuelson formulation of welfare maximization by the
Government and gives us an insight as to why the GAP has not been as successful as it should have been.