District Development Planning: A Case Study of Two Districts

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  • Author :Tarsem Lal
  • Year of Publication :1986
  • ISBN: :9788170220640
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 276
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies

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About the Book :

Systematic structural and behavioural changes arc essential to institutionalize district development planning as a full-fledged and viable system within the framework of multilevel planning. These measures will help in better mobilization and allocation of scarce resources for tackling and containing local problems effectively. Experience of the developing world indicates and the present indepth study supports the findings that apait from scientific dlsaggregation and allocation of resources, new patterns and orientation of administrative behaviour have to be developed to make the planning effort more result-oiiented. The present analytical explosion, the first of its kind in the context of the Third World, fills an important gap in the existing literature on development planning and offer, valuable cues to a variety of searching questions which have been troubling the planners and policy makers for years. This study proves the hypothesis that better the understanding of the variety of constraints and considerations which go into integration and coordination in planning and implementation of various development schemes greater will be the utility of the schemes in the context of the development effort. Spread to 10 chapters, the study discusses in detail objectives and scope of district planning, planning process, resources planning, institutionalization of development administration, collector as the chief coordinator, moni-toring and evaluation, etc. The suggestions, if implemented, will go a long way to take the benefits of planned effort to the 'poorest of the poor' as well as help India to enter the twenty-first century with confidence and more egalitarian and modernized societal base. Based on rigorous research methodology, the conclusions have been scientifically deduced, logically argued and cogently presented.


About Author :

Taresm Lal (b.1938, Hoshiarpur, Punjab) M.A. Ph., joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1967 and has been actually involved in planning and impementing a number of development programmes, project and schemes in various capacites. His interest in district level planning was further reinforced when he participated in a six month course on 'Planning for Integrated Reegional Development' organized jointly by the United Nations Asian Development Institute, Bangkok (Thailand) and United Nations Centere for Regional Developmetn, Nagoya (Japan) and he is inscribed as the Fellow of these institutions. He has also participated in a number of refresher courses, training programmes, symposia and seminars, both as a participant and as a resource person in India and abroad. His rich insights into the developmetn process have helped him to present a practical and innovative approach to district development planning for which he was awarded Ph.D. by the Panjab University in 1985. He has contributed extensively to various research journals and some of his ongoing projects are: Rural Development, Potentialities and Challenges, and Culture of Silence. Presently, he is the Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Haryana, Deparment of Health, Training and Administrative Reforms.