ISBN 9780761936664,Social Movements in IndiaA Review of Literature

Social Movements in IndiaA Review of Literature


Praveen K Jha


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780761936664

ISBN-10 0761936661

Hard Back

Number of Pages 454 Pages
Language (English)


This book analyses the magnitude of public expenditure on education, the composition of such expenditure, the flow of funds from the Centre to the districts, and the bottlenecks in the process, with a focus on elementary education. Most of the existing body of work in this area concentrates on Central Government`s budgetary provisions instead. The significance of this research lies in that it dwells on the major challenges confronting the States with regard to these issues. Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India focuses on elementary education in the context of the ongoing efforts towards Universalising Elementary Education (UEE) in the country. The book tracks budget expenditures and budgetary and planning processes in the current flagship programme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) across the four selected States of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Rajasthan. It addresses the causes of the fiscal crisis in States in the era of economic reforms, and the policy measures required for improving the flow of public expenditure on education. This book offers important insights for policymakers, academia and social activists interested in `Input?Process?Output?Impact` of State intervention in the education sector in general and elementary education in particular. Table of Contents Foreword by DAYARAM (Aga Khan Foundation) Introduction Public Provisioning of Education: Some Contemporary Issues Tracking Progress at the State and District Levels Fiscal Crisis of States and Role of Centrally Sponsored Schemes Analysis of Public Expenditure on Elementary Education (1993-94 to 2005-06) Norms for Government Financing of Elementary Education Bottlenecks in the Planning and Budgetary Processes: The Case of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Possibilities and Challenges of Sustaining Educational Financing in India Concluding Remarks Bibliography Index