India's Development Agenda: Issues Challenges and Policies; 2 Volumes
Prasad, B.K. (Ed.)
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Book ID : 26138
ISBN-10 : 81-261-2095-9 / 8126120959
ISBN-13 : 978-81-261-2095-6 / 9788126120956
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Language : English
xvi, 698p., App., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: I. Development: a world scenario: 1. Towards the concept of development matrix; 2. Global divers issues; 3. World development report -- 1998-99: an overview; 4. United nations trade and development report, 1998; 5. Overview of World Bank activities; 6. Human development report, 1998; II. Development in India: 7. India's development in world perspective; 8. India since independence; 9. Planning and development in India; 10. Development planning: concept, approaches and strategies; 11. Basic needs approach to development planning; 12. State of Indian economy; 13. Economy and the plan: an overview; 14. The limits of economic analysis; 15. Foreign exchange and trade: some considerations; 16. Other side of the coin; 17. Water economy of India: a review of Issues; 18. External debt and dependency; III. India's development agenda: 19. Development agenda: an overview; 20. Recent economic reforms: causes and consequences; 21. India under siege; 22. Industrial development in the plan era; 23. Generation of black money: causes and remedies. Vol.2: 24. Financial sector reforms: some major issues; 25. Human and social development: women and children; 26. Diverse issues; 27. Strengthening of the non-development process in India; 28. Mass unemployment as a social problem; 29. The vicious circle of poverty; 30. Social planning; 31. The social net: poverty alleviation in rural India--strategy and programmes; 32. Special groups: socially disadvantaged groups; 33. India's development agenda: concerns and strategies.
The multi-faceted approach of development planning has added effectively towards eradication of the traditional socio-historical roots of mass poverty and of chronic hunger from various angles. In countries still under the process of development like in India, planning in the past has been interwoven with the enliftment of regional economy. Planners tended to forget the social and environmental aspects, which go hand in hand with all kinds of planning. The consequent deterioration of ecosystem and environmental conditions has led to a total chaos in the whole structure of production and consumption. This is evidenced by droughts and starvation pervading the once affluent areas of African continent. This encyclopaedic work is a veritable mine of information, which provides a seasoned analytical explanation of India's development agenda in pros and cons. Certainly, the present work will be of immense importance to all concerned.