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Grameen Vikas
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Grameen Vikas (Hindi)
Neetiyan Evam Prabandh

Third Edition
  • Katar Singh - Former Director, Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat


September 2015 | 441 pages | SAGE Bhasha

Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management, Third Edition, has been revised and repackaged as a comprehensive textbook on Rural Development and Planning. This book is primarily targeted at graduate and post-graduate students of Rural Development, Agricultural Policy and Planning and Rural Management. New chapters have been added, keeping in mind the curricula taught in most colleges, academic institutes, and universities in India. The updated content also takes into account training programmes in Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Management, Agricultural Policy and Planning

The book focuses on the basic concepts, policy instruments, strategies, policies and programmes, and the management of rural development. In particular, it emphasises the pivotal role of human resources as both a means and an end of development. Recent developments and progress of rural development programmes like equity and growth-oriented programmes and natural resources and infrastructure programmes have been well-documented and analysed. Some new pedagogical features introduced in the book include:

- `Learning Outcomes` at the beginning of each chapter

- Two new sections, namely, ‘Main Points’, and ‘Questions for Discussion’ at the end of each chapter

Aspirants of competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commissions and the admission tests conducted by academic institutes offering post-graduate programmes in Rural Management and Agri-business Management will also find this book useful. The book will also be of much interest to governmental and non-governmental organisations including donors and other funding agencies engaged in rural development.

 
Preface to the Third Edition
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Preface to the First Edition
 
I: INTRODUCTION: Concepts and Connotations of Rural Development
 
Basic Elements of Rural Development
 
Growth versus Development
 
Why Rural Development
 
Rising Expectations and Development
 
Development and Change
 
Human beings as the Cause and Consequence of Development
 
Some Dilemmas in Development
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
II: RURAL ECONOMY OF INDIA: Introduction
 
Size and Structure of the Rural Economy
 
The Characteristics of the Rural Sector
 
The Role of the Agricultural Subsector
 
The Role of the Non-agricultural Subsector
 
Challenges and Opportunities
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
III: MEASURES OF DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
Measures of Level of Rural Development
 
Measures of Income Distribution
 
Measures of Development Simplified
 
Concepts and Measures of Rural Poverty
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
IV: SOME PARADIGMS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
The Modernisation Theory
 
The Dependency Theory of the Marxist School
 
Rosenstein-Rodan’s Theory of the ‘Big Push’
 
Leibenstein’s ‘Critical Minimum Effort Thesis’
 
Lewis’ Model of Economic Development
 
Gunnar Myrdal’s Thesis of ‘Spread and Backwash’ Effects
 
The Human Capital Model of Development
 
The Gandhian Model of Rural Development
 
Development Theories from Other Social Sciences
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
V: DETERMINANTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
Changes in Output
 
Natural Resources
 
Human Resources
 
Capital
 
Technology
 
Organisational and Institution
 
Relation between Rural Development and Its Determinants
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
VI: RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: Introduction
 
Freedom, Control and Public Policy
 
Need for a Rural Development Policy
 
Goals of Rural Development Policy
 
Hierarchy of Policy Goals
 
Rural Development Policies in India
 
Globalisation and Rural Development
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
VII: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
The Concepts of Sustainability and Sustainable Development
 
Some Indicators of Non-sustainable Development
 
A Critical Review of India’s Strategies of Rural Development
 
Some Elements of a New Strategy for Sustainable Development
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
VIII: POLICY INSTRUMENTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
A Conceptual Framework
 
An Action System
 
Policy Instruments
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
IX: EQUITY-ORIENTED AND GROWTH- ORIENTED PROGRAMMES: Introduction
 
Equity-oriented Programmes
 
Growth-oriented Programmes
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
X: POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT ERADICATION PROGRAMMES: Introduction
 
Current Poverty Scenario and Trends
 
Rural Employment Scenario
 
Poverty and Unemployment Alleviation Programmes
 
Social Welfare-oriented Programmes
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
XI: NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Introduction
 
Natural Resources-based Programmes
 
National Agriculture Insurance Scheme
 
(NAIS) Pilot Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme
 
Infrastructure Development Programmes
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
XII: PLANNING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
Levels and Functions of Planning
 
Decentralisation of Planning
 
Methodology of Micro-level Planning
 
Methodology for Block- and District-level Planning
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
XIII: ORGANISING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
A Detour to Organisational Models
 
The Search for a New Paradigm
 
Criteria for Designing an Appropriate Organisation
 
Government Organisations
 
Panchayati Raj Institutions
 
Cooperatives
 
Voluntary Agencies
 
Non-governmental Organisations
 
Corporations and Rural Development
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
XIV: FINANCING RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Introduction
 
Domestic Institutional Sources
 
The Role of Non-institutional Agencies
 
Deficit Financing or Controlled Inflation
 
Foreign Sources of Funds
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
XV: IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATION: Introduction
 
Project Implementation
 
Project Control
 
Integration and Coordination
 
People’s Participation in Implementation
 
Project Monitoring
 
Project Evaluation
 
Main Points
 
Questions for Discussion
 
References and Select Bibliography
 
Index

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Katar Singh

Katar Singh is currently Honorary (Founder) Chairman, India Natural Resource Economics and Management (INREM) Foundation, Anand, which is a nongovernmental academic organization committed to promoting teaching, training, and research in natural resource economics and environment management, and improving natural resource management policies and programs. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, USA, and has done postdoctoral research and advanced coursework in natural resource economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA and in... More About Author

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