Sustainable development is a development process that not only generates economic growth but also distributes its benefits equitably; regenerates the Environment rather than destroying it; empowers people rather than materializing them.
The notion of sustainability or sustain-able development is currently being discussed as a focal theme of development, planning and other associated aspects. In the light of self-defeating current mode of development and recurrent natural calamities people are urged to think over the faults, shortcomings, weaknesses, discrepancies and limitations of the ongoing development process and production system.
This Book is the product of the deliberations of a National Seminar held at M.L Sukhadia University, Udaipur. The authors, experts in their fields, have contributed their papers on diverse subjects in an interdisciplinary framework. The book has been arranged under five major heads : (a) Concept, Definitions and Viability of Sustainable Development; (b) Current Mode of Development Policies and Sustainability; (c) Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; (d) Development Process and Women; (e) Human Resource and Sustainable Development.
This book will find favour not only of academicians, but also of administrators and policy makers as many ideas have emerged from the discussions in this book.