Rural-urban development is a complex phenomenon. On one hand it looks simple but on the other hand it is so time consuming and the process of development continues with ever growing additions and modifications. The rural-urban development as a generic concept subsumes several fields of development that fall under economic measures, democratic approaches, establishing social justice to all segments of the community. The present volume focuses on clear-cut development policies ensuring enrichment and safeguarding water resources and forest areas with minimal use for human consumption.
Development is an integrated system. The volume lays emphasis on the judicious use of physical and material resources and continuous endeavour and training of the personnel who are to be the agents of change and development. There is no straight highway to rural and urban development. Depending upon the ethnicity and subculture within the fold of Indian ethos, one may have to charter in multiple ways, but may remember and apply the clinical field approach irrespective of the programs focused upon.
The planners, administrators, organizers and field workers, the teaching and the training community concerned with and working in the field of rural and urban development would find this volume interesting and useful.