Rural Development in India Past, Present, & Future

Rural Development in India Past, Present, & Future (Unknown)

By Dr Vasant Desai 
Publisher: Himalaya
Edition: Unknown
Edition Number: 2
Publish Date: 2005
Binding: Unknown
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About the Book:

Rural Development in India is an important segment of economic development. Although, thousands of crores of rupees have been spent on rural development during the last 57 years, the problem is as grave as it was. Yet, the importance of this subject has enhanced.
Rural India is real India. Over Seventy-six per cent of the total population of India lives in villages. Rrual India still contributes about half of the national income. Agriculture is the basic occupation which sustains the rural areas. Rural development is not simply an economic proposition; it has social, psychological and cultural dimensions as well. It is a multi-dimensional as well as multi-directional concept.
To be precise, rural development is a programme designed to improve the socio-economic living conditions o the rural poor. It aims also at raising their cultural level and reorienting their rich traditions. It seeks to achieve increase rural production and productivity, greater socio-economic equity and a higher standard of living for the rural poor. It is partly ameliorative and partly development-oriented. Development is interlinked with motivation, innovation and the active participation of the beneficiaries, inter alia, this calls for organisation and management. Rural development rcognises the importance of improved food supplies and nutrition, as well as the importance of such basic services as health, housing, education and expanded communications, which will go a long way in enhancing the productivity of the rural poor. Moreover, it aims at providing gainful employment, so that the rural people too may contribute their mite to the national product.
Rural development implies a fuller development of existing resources, including the construction of infastructure, such as roads and irrigation works, the introduction of new production technology, the revival of traditional arts and crafts, and the creation of new types of institution s and organisations.
The study presents a kaleidoscopic review o varied aspects of rural development in FORTY TWO chapters.
The Study also features:

  1. Programmes, policies, and analyse the progress and shortcomings.
  2. Emerging issues and challenges.
  3. Prospects and out of look of Rural Development in India.

The study is useful to students, Researchers, Adminstrators and Professionals.
Book Contents:

  1. Socio Economic Structure of Rural India
  2. Rural Poverty
  1. Meaning and Content of Rural Development
  2. Rural Development: An Overview
  3. Early Attempts at Rural Development
  4. National Programmes of Rural Development
  5. Community Development Programme
  6. Employment Guarantee Scheme
  7. Issues in Rural Development
  1. Wage Employment Programme
  2. Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Development
  3. Special Area Development Programmes
  4. Rural Housing Programmes
  5. National Social Assistance Programme
  6. Rural Water Supply Programme
  7. Rural Sanitation
  1. Agriculture and Rural Development
  2. Imperatives for Wise Water Management
  3. Energy Management
  4. Modern Agricultural Technology
  5. Social Forestry
  6. Rural Industrialisation
  7. Land Reforms and Rural Development
  1. Credit Needs of the Rural Poor
  2. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
  3. Techniques of Lending to Agriculture
  4. Area and Project Approach to Bank Lending
  5. Decentralised Credit Planning
  6. District Credit Plans
  7. Block Level Planning
  8. 20-Point Programme and Rural Development
  1. Agencies for Rural Development
  2. Role of Voluntary Agencies
  3. Vikas Volunteer Vahini
  4. Council for Advancement of People`s Action and Rural Technology
  5. Rural Management
  6. Training for Rural People
  7. Panchayats for Rural Development
  1. Future of Rural Development
  2. Rural Development in the 21st Century
  1. Case Studies
  2. Annexure - I
  3. Annexure - II

About the Author(s):

Dr.Vasant Desai has been engaged in socio-economic research and written on industry, enterpreneurial management, rural economics, rural development, financial system, banking and monetary policy in the last fifty years. Throughout this period one of his persistent interests has been the study of economic problems in their socio-political enterpreneurial cultural and socio-economic setting. He has blended his wide experiences in teaching, research and banking to focus attention on issue in a lucid as well as in an authoritative manner. Dr.Desai has wide background of research in enterpreneurial development, management, Agriculture, rural development, savings, industry, banking, monetary economics and small-scale industries and has many opportunities with eminent economists, bankers enterpreneurs, industrialists and other authorites. His passion for knowledge has been responsible for the training of a band of young economists.

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Title: Rural Development in India Past, Present, & Future
Publisher: Himalaya
Author: Dr Vasant Desai
Edition: Unknown
Edition Number: 2
Publish Date: 2005
Binding: Unknown


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