Commercial Activities and Rural Development in South Asia: A Geographical Study

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  • Author :V.K. Shrivastava
  • Year of Publication :1988
  • ISBN: :9788170221944
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 496
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics

About the Book :

In the context of the foreseeable future of commercial activities, a Study Group was created under the title Geography of Commercial Activities at the 25th Congress of International Geographical Union (Paris, 1984). The Study Group held its first conference outside the European countries in India at Gorakhpur from December 21to 23, 1985. The theme of the Conference was Commercial Activities and Rural Development. The Conference was attended by renowned scholars from India and abroad. The papers then presented have been concisely published in this volume with the aim of enabling wider dissemination of the views presented. The papers fall into four major concerns. These relate to current status and trends of researches in commercial geography and rural development, analysis of commercial activities, rural-urban linkages and development, and rural development issues, strategies and planning policies. The papers are fairly representative of the work being done in this field the world over. This is a valuable contribution in the field of commercial activities and rural development and should interest students, research scholars, planners and policy makers in the field of agriculture, economics, commerce, geography, landuse planning rural and urban development.

About Author :

V.K. Shrivastava is a Professor of Geography at the University of Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, India, with a teaching and research experience of over three decades. He has written and edited more than a dozen text- books and research monographs. He is currently the Chairman of the International Geographical Union Commission (IGU) on Geography of Commercial Activities. Also, he heads the NAGI Commission on Geography of Marketing in India. In addition to attending a number of conferences in India and abroad, Dr. Shrivastava has organised four I.G.U. International Conferences at Gorakhpur and three in France, Japan and Czech Republic. He is the Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Marketing Geography since its foundation in 1983, which is an internationally known journal.