Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flows and the Regional Structure of the Indian Economy
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About the Book :
This pioneeing work is the outcome of a large-scale research project on commodity flows, sponsored by the Indian University Grants Commission. The work is based on an innovative utilization of a large data base. It may be recalled that, in the case of India, there are two sources of commodity flow data trade block wise and point to point. While Berry's study was based on trade block data, point to point flow data has been used for analytical purposes in the present study the size of the matrix for each commodity being of the order of (6775-6775). This is, perhaps, for the first time that such large size commodity flow matrices have been generated and used for spatial analysis anywhere in the world.
About Author :
Moonis Raza, a scholar of international repute is currently Professor Emeritus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Naik National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Honorary Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies, President of the National Association of Geographers, India and President of the Indian Council of Educational Planners and Administrators. He was, until recently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi. He was earlier Professor of Geography, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was also a member of the faculty of Aligarh Muslim University, and Professor and the Principal at the Regional Engineering College, Srinagar. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Cornell University. Among the distinguished posts he has held are that of the Founder Chairman of the Centre for the Study of Regional Development and Rector of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Director of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, member of the Executive Boar of the Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration. He was twice the National Administration. He was twice the National Lecturer in Geography. He has singly and in collaboration authored and edited twenty books and contributed to numerous others besides having published a large number of research papers.
Yash Aggarwal holds Master degree in Statistics as well as in Economics and is an active researcher in the area of regional analysis. His inter-disciplinary interest has enable d him to offer rich contributions in regional economics, transports, urbanization and educational planning and management. Dr. Aggarwal is presently Associate Fellow at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. Earlier he has been associated with Punjab University, Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Technical Teachers Training Institute, Chandigarh.