CONTENTS:- Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Occupational Diversification and Rural-Urban Migration in India: Some Evidence. 2. Occupational Diversification in Tribal Villages. 3. Occupational Diversificatin in a Caste-based Village. 4. diversification and Rural-Urban Linkages. 5. Impact of Development Intervention on Distress Migration. 6. Summary and Conclusions.
This book attempts to study the complex links between occupational diversification and the concerns for sustainable rural livelihood in semi-arid areas in Western India. It captures the nature and magnitude of the process of occupational diversification and the growing external dependence of rural livelihood systems in the semi-arid areas, particularly in the context of a changing natural resource base.