ISBN 9788178299266,Teaching English

Teaching English


Katar Singh


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178299266

ISBN-10 8178299267


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)


Aimed at students studying rural development or agricultural planning courses, this book provides a complete coverage of the prescribed syllabus for the subject. It explains the concepts, planning, implementation and management of rural development projects. Rural Development: Principles, Policies And Management begins with a section that introduces the basics of rural development and its desired effect. It looks at the need for rural development, the basic elements and also the dilemmas involved in rural development. The next section looks at India's Rural Economy. It examines the size and structure of this economy and the agricultural and non-agricultural sub sectors involved in the rural economy. The book then goes into the idea of how to actually measure rural development. It discusses factors like income distribution and measures of rural poverty. The next part looks at certain rural development paradigms like the modernisation theory and the Marxist School. It examines other concepts like the Theory of the Big Push and the Lewis' Model of Economic Development. The book then goes into the practical aspects like policy definition, strategies, and policy instruments. It also discusses focused projects like Growth-Oriented Programmes and Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development Programmes. Rural Development: Principles, Policies And Management then focuses on the actual planning, organizing, financing and implementation of rural development projects. The book also focuses on the important aspect of human resources. It discusses human resource development as both a means and an end in rural development planning. The book is focused on the curriculum offered in courses on Rural Development, and Agricultural Policy and Planning. Designed mainly for academic use, the book has a lot of pedagogical features. Chapters begin with a section that defines Learning Objectives. They end with two new sections, Main Points and Questions For Discussion. This book can also be useful for those preparing for competitive exams like the UPSC exams and entrance tests for admission to postgraduate courses on related subjects. Rural Development: Principles, Policies And Management has been updated and revised extensively. About Katar Singh Katar Singh is an academic, research scholar and author. He is also the author of Cooperative Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications. Katar Singh has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois. He has more than 40 years of teaching and research experience. He has published numerous papers in reputed technical journals. He has also taught at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. He has headed various organizations and committees on rural and agricultural development. He is now the Honorary Chairman of the India Natural Resource Economics and Management Foundation. TABLE OF CONTENTS : - 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 PointsQuestions for Discussion 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 PointsQuestions 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 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 PointsQuestions 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 (SWOP)Main Points Questions for Discussion XI: Naural 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 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