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Rural Development
Principles, Policies, and Management

Fourth Edition
  • Katar Singh - Former Director, Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat
  • Anil Shishodia - Information and References Services, Calgary Public Library, Canada

© 2016 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

An unparalleled textbook on the subject, extensively revised to provide updates of various policies, strategies, and programs in the spheres of rural development and management in India.

This time-tested textbook on the basic concepts, policy instruments, strategies, policies, programs, and management of rural development provides a comprehensive coverage of the subject. Primarily targeted at graduate and postgraduate students of rural development, this textbook also emphasizes the crucial role of human resources as both a means and an end to development. The book aims to equip the reader to hone skills in planning, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation in rural development programs.

Key Features

• Extensive analytical coverage of concepts, policies, and strategies in rural development

• New sections added on various methodologies of estimating poverty, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) and the National Livestock Mission (NLM), seven new social welfare-oriented programs, and planning machinery in India

• Complete revision of all original tables and statistical figures along with new data on employment/unemployment and poverty scenario in India

 

 
Preface to the Fourth Edition
 
Preface to the First Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
RURAL ECONOMY OF INDIA
 
Introduction
 
Size and Structure of the Rural Economy
 
The Role of the Agricultural Sector
 
Major Problems of the Agricultural Sector
 
The Role of the Non-agricultural Subsector
 
Challenges and the Ways Forward
 
MEASURES OF DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
 
Measures of Level of Rural Development
 
Measures of Income Distribution
 
Measures of Development Simplified
 
Concepts and Measures of Rural Poverty
 
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
 
DETERMINANTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
 
Changes in Output
 
Natural Resources
 
Human Resources
 
Capital
 
Technology
 
Organizational and Institutional Framework
 
Relation between Rural Development and Its Determinants
 
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
 
Globalization and Rural Development
 
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
 
POLICY INSTRUMENTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
 
A Conceptual Framework
 
An Action System
 
Policy Instruments
 
EQUITY-ORIENTED AND GROWTH-ORIENTED PROGRAMS
 
Introduction
 
Equity-oriented Programs
 
Growth-oriented Programs
 
POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT ERADICATION PROGRAMS
 
Introduction
 
Current Poverty Scenario and Trends
 
Current Rural Employment Scenario and Trends
 
Poverty and Unemployment Alleviation Programs
 
NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
 
Introduction
 
Natural Resources-based Programs
 
National Crop Insurance Program (NCIP)
 
Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS)
 
Infrastructure Development Programs
 
PLANNING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
 
Levels and Functions of Planning
 
Decentralization of Planning
 
Methodology of Micro-level Planning
 
Methodology of Block- and District-level Planning
 
Institutional Structure for Planning
 
ORGANIZING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
 
A Detour to Organizational Models
 
The Search for a New Paradigm
 
Criteria for Designing an Appropriate Organization
 
Government Organizations
 
Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)
 
Cooperatives
 
Voluntary Agencies/Nongovernmental Organizations
 
Corporations and Rural Development
 
FINANCING RURAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Introduction
 
Domestic Institutional Sources
 
The Role of Non-institutional Agencies
 
Deficit Financing or Controlled Inflation
 
Foreign Sources of Funds
 
IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION
 
Introduction
 
Project Implementation
 
Project Control
 
Integration and Coordination
 
People’s Participation in Implementation
 
Project Monitoring
 
Project Evaluation
 
Knowledge Management in Rural Development
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Supplements

Key features
An unparalleled textbook on the subject, extensively revised to provide updates of various policies, strategies, and programs in the spheres of rural development and management in India.

This time-tested textbook on the basic concepts, policy instruments, strategies, policies, programs, and management of rural development provides a comprehensive coverage of the subject. Primarily targeted at graduate and postgraduate students of rural development, this textbook also emphasizes the crucial role of human resources as both a means and an end to development. The book aims to equip the reader to hone skills in planning, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation in rural development programs.

Key Features

• Extensive analytical coverage of concepts, policies, and strategies in rural development

• New sections added on various methodologies of estimating poverty, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) and the National Livestock Mission (NLM), seven new social welfare-oriented programs, and planning machinery in India

• Complete revision of all original tables and statistical figures along with new data on employment/unemployment and poverty scenario in India
 
 

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