CONTENTS:- 1. Social Work Approach to Rural Tribal Development 2. Rural Community Development and Organization 3. The Nature and Scope of Social Work 4. Rural Development: A Strategy for Poverty Alleviation in India 5. Approach to Poverty Impact Analysis for Poverty Intervention Projects 6. Strategy of Tribal Development: A Renovative Appraisal 7. Indian Rural Community Development 8. Role of NGO's in Environmental Conservation and Development 9. Voluntary Action and Alternative Development in Tribal Areas 10. Socio-economic Condition and Rural Development
The study of social work is a broad one. It encompasses subjects such as sociology, psychology, human growth and development, marriage and family, economics, education, biology, criminology etc. Social work then is a practical application of this knowledge to such problems as mentioned earlier. Rural development which is concerned with economic growth and social justice, improvement in the living standard of the rural people by providing adequate and quality social services and minimum basic needs becomes essential. Social work knowledge building have joined in a consensus that both perspectives are necessary to fully understand the complex realities encountered by social work practitioners and rural development has provided assistance to rural poor in the form of subsidy and bank credit for productive employment opportunities through successive plan periods. This book describes the role of social workers and social organisations in the field of rural development based on case studies carried out in India and Abroad.