District Planning: A Handbook

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  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :1990
  • ISBN: :9788170223139
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XI, 331
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Political Science

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About the Book :

This book contains materials which constitute the foundation of district planning process in India. Its publication coincides with the 60th birth anniversary of Dr. K.V. Sundaram who firmly believes in capability building of the personnel at grass-root levels for ensuring effective decentralisation of planning and development processes and who has contributed so immensely of the theory and practice of district planning. The volume deals with the concepts of spatial planning, district development scheme, basic issues involved in district planning and revitalising Panchayati Raj. Goal setting objectives formulation and resource mobilisation as well as approaches, strategies and management skills for district planning have received due attention. Apart from land and water resource analysis, agricultural production planning including that of horticulture, animal husbandry and allied activities has been looked into. Infrastructure, social services, rural employment and development administration have been studied in depth. The volume is meant for all those interested and involved in decentralised planning and shall serve as a basic reference book for students, academics, statutory authorities, planning organizations and specialists.

About Author :

R.P. Misra, Born in 1930, Prof. Misra did his BA (1952) and MA (1954) at the University of Allahabad, and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA in 1964. Author of 15 books and editor of over 30 volumes on Gandhian thought, local and regional planning, environment, and human development, Prof. Misra specializes in economic geography, urban and regional planning, sustainable development, Gandhian studies and peace research. After joining the University of Mysore, Department of Geography in 1965 as its head, he launched an interdisciplinary Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 1968 and took over as its founder Director (1968-79).
He made a name in the field of Geography and local and regional planning both in India and abroad and was invited as Vice-Director of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan (1979-83). Earlier, he was consultant/advisor at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (UNRISD), Geneva, and UNDP, Teheran, Iran. Prof. Misra was Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University (1984-87) and Professor of Regional Planning at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (1987-95). He was honoured with prestigious Bhoogol Ratna award by the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, India.