Social development is an integral part of any society for the development and prosperity of the people living in the nation. It is multidimensional in nature. It includes variegated aspects and areas such as eradication of poverty hunger gender equality education health reducing child mortality, maternal health economic development educational development, rural tribal and urban development, social welfare creation of a new social order, industrialization agricultural development and a host of other things. There is an urgent need for more focus on micro, meso and macro levels of development perspectives. There is also a need for foundation for a vibrant democracy, growth of productivity and income and employment opportunities. India’s progress over the next few decades across the region in different aspects as mentioned above will certainly take our nation to the greatest peak in the world level. In order to march towards reaching such destiny there is a need for sustained and continuous efforts from different corners of the society. Unless the efforts and actions are initiated by the people of various walks of life it is highly difficult to move forward to take our nation to greater heights. In an effort to make a progress this book will be of much useful for transformation of the society to developed nations.
It is hoped that this book will meet the requirements of several professionals working for the upliftment of the society and also cater the need of the research scholars, postgraduate students from various disciplines of social sciences. It will enrich and enlighten the readers with comprehensive understanding and adequate information on the concept and practices of social development that exist now and changes to be brought in future in India.