CONTENTS:- 1. Thoughts n Development; 2. The Economic reforms Initiated in the Early 90s; 3. Managing the Finance to Meet the Goals; 4. The Meaning and Measurement of Poverty; 5. Rural Credit; 6. Cooperative Banks: An Appraisal; 7. Education, health and Infrastructure; 8. Centrality of Agriculture in the Indian Economy; 9. Indian Agriculture Interests and Concerns; 10. Indian Agriculture in the WTO Regime; 11. Rythu Bazars- Learning form Andhra Pradesh; 12. Neeru Meeru-Water and You; 13. Gender Concerns; 14. Empowerment of Women: its Dimensions; 15. Credit for Women; 16. Banks to the Fore; 17. Credit, SHGs and Women: The AP Way; 18. SHG-Empowering Poor Women; 19. Regulation for Micro Finance; 20. Banking Sector Reforms.
The book is a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of major issues facing the Indian economy in meeting the challenges of pro-poor growth today. It combines academic rigour and objectivity with lucid presentation. In this incisive boo the author asks searching questions and offers carefully thought out answer. This compelling new book insightful and thought-provoking work sets forth issues for our times. * The Economics reforms Initiated in the Early 90s. * The Meaning and Measurement of Poverty Centrality of Agriculture in the Indian Economy. * Gender Concerns. * Banking Sector reforms. * Policies and Programmes for Employment in India. The assumptions and conclusions reached would be considered viable by Policy Makers, Administrators, Social Scientists, Professionals, Students of the Indian Economy, Central Bankers who frame rules and practitioners in the field, Bureaucrats and Bankers who implement and operationalize policies. This book addresses this vast target audience. It is one of the most important books; its thought-provoking analysis has vital lessons of all those concerned with meeting the challenge of the growth with equity. Whether the reader is motivated by an interest in India's problems or he seeks analytical clarity on key issues that should be addressed in assessing policy alternatives, this book will prove to be of interest. This book it is hoped will prove to be of interest. This book it is hoped will generate debate on public policy and contribute to effective decision-making at all levels. It provides valuable source material for researchers and students in the area of Developmental Economists, Policy Makers, NGO/Civil Society Organizations, Bankers, Members of Crops, Business and Industry Professionals, Social Scientists, Anti-poverty Activists and all those engaged in the concern with shaping a better world. If you are looking for fresh thinking on development issues your search is ended. This is the book for you.