Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management / Edition 3

Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management / Edition 3

by Katar Singh
ISBN-10:
8178299267
ISBN-13:
9788178299266
Pub. Date:
01/06/2009
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management / Edition 3

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 Outcome&sgrave; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788178299266
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Series: SAGE Texts Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

He has over 50 years of teaching, training, research, and consulting experience in the areas of agricultural and rural development, and natural resource economics and management. He was the director and RBI Chair Professor in the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), India, and also had a short stint as Director, Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow. He has also taught at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India.

He has coordinated and conducted several research and consultancy projects funded by national and international agencies. A prolific writer, he has published over 120 articles and papers in professional journals of repute and has authored/co-authored nine books, including a textbook, Rural Development: Principles, Policies, and Management, second ed. (SAGE, 1999), and another entitled Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications (SAGE, 2007), coauthored with Dr Anil Shishodia. He has also co-edited three books, namely, Co-operative Management of Natural Resources (SAGE, 1996), Natural Resource Economics: Theory and Application in India (1997), and Designing and Managing Rural Development Organizations (2000).

Professor Singh is a life member of numerous professional bodies, including the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE), Indian Society for Ecological Economics, and International Society for Ecological Economics. He is a recipient of several awards and honors, including Rathindra Puraskar 2003, awarded by Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, in recognition of his significant contribution to education in rural development and Sir Chhotu Ram National Award for the year 1996–97, awarded by CSS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, in recognition of his outstanding research work in the field of agriculture and rural development.

Table of Contents

PART 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
PART 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
PART 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
PART 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
PART V: DETERMINANTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Introduction
Changes in Output
Natural Resources
Human Resources
Capital
Technology
Organisational and Institutional Framework
Relation between Rural Development and Its Determinants
Main Points
Questions for Discussion
PART 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
PART 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
PART VIII: POLICY INSTRUMENTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Introduction
A Conceptual Framework
An Action System
Policy Instruments
Main Points
Questions for Discussion
PART IX: EQUITY-ORIENTED AND GROWTH-ORIENTED PROGRAMMES
Introduction
Equity-oriented Programmes
Growth-oriented Programmes
Main Points
Questions for Discussion
PART X: POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT ERADICATION PROGRAMMES
Introduction
Current Poverty Scenario and Trends
Rural Employment Scenario
Poverty and Unemployment Alleviation Programmes
Social Welfare-oriented Programmes (SWOP)
Main Points
Questions for Discussion
PART XI: NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
Introduction
Natural Resources-based Programmes
National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS)
Pilot Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS)
Infrastructure Development Programmes
Main Points
Questions for Discussion
PART 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
PART 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 (PRIs)
Cooperatives
Voluntary Agencies/Non-governmental Organisations
Corporations and Rural Development
Main Points
Questions for Discussion
PART 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
PART 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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