ISBN 9788185002422,Kerala : Dvelopment Through Radical Reform

Kerala : Dvelopment Through Radical Reform



Bibliophile South Asia

Publication Year 1994

ISBN 9788185002422

ISBN-10 8185002428


Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Social Sciences

This book summarizes the available statistical evidence on Kerala's achievements, situating these within the international development debate. Programs surveyed include literacy, health-care access, public food distribution, land reform, pensions, and workers' protection legislation. The ancient and modern historical factors that have generated Kerala's radical political traditions are briefly explored. This new edition includes an introduction with an extensive update of Kerala's achievements since 1986. A special section considers the effects of the Gulf War, the Ayodhya Mosque incident, and national Indian Structural Adjustment Programs on Kerala's development strategy. An initial appraisal is also given for the "New Development Initiatives" launched during the Left Democratic Front Ministry of 1987-1991, including The Total Literacy Programme, high-efficiency cooking stoves, and the People's Resource Mapping Programme.