Pragmatic Rural Development for Poverty Alleviation: A Pionering Paradigm

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  • Author :K.A. Jalihal, M. Shivamurthy
  • Year of Publication :2003
  • ISBN: :9788180690303
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIX, 324
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, NGOs, Rural Development

About the Book :

The book is concerned with rural poverty alleviation in India. In 1999-2000, even after fifty years of independence, 27.09 per cent of rural people were still below the poverty line. Administrators and rural development workers entrusted with the task of implementing rural poverty alleviation programmes must know what rural poverty is and how to tackle it, so that poverty is and how to tackle it, so that poverty alleviation can be accelerated. At present, literature on rural poverty and its alleviation methods are not readily available in an integrated manner. The available literature is in a scattered form. The book is divided into two pats. Part I with five chapters deals with the concept of rural poverty, causes of rural poverty, poverty related situational facts and results of the efforts made so far to alleviate rural poverty. Part II of this book provides details of pragmatic rural development. It is hoped that this book will help development planners, development administrators and local leaders of Non Governmental Organisations engaged in the task of rural development, academicians and students of rural poverty studies and all those who are moved by the bane of poverty in the country.

About Author :

K.A. Jalihal, He started his service as lecturer in agronomy, Agricultural College, Dharwad in 1947 and has subsequently worked as (a) Superintendent of Agricultural School, (b) Assistant Professor of Agronomy in Pune Agricultural College, (c) Head of the Tobacco Research Station at Nippani, Belgaum district, (d) Professor of Agronomy and Extension in the Bangalore Agricultural College. He was the first Registrar of UAS, Bangalore in 1965 and then worked as Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Extension from 1966 to 1975. For a period of 12 years he worked as Director of Extension and he was responsible for adoption of many new innovations in Agriculture by farmers in Karnataka. He was also in charge of Deans post in the U.A.S. Bangalore before bifurcation in 1987. He has published more than 100 research papers and guided eight Ph. D. and 16 M. Sc. students in Agricultural Extension.

M. Shivamurthy He did his B. Sc. (Horticulture), M. Sc. (Agri.) and Ph. D. in Agricultural Extension from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He has also completed two Diploma courses Post graduate Diploma in Intensive Crop Production at Regional Research Station, Mandya and Diploma in Rural Development from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He started his career as grassroots level extension worker in the University of Agricultural Sciences, as Extension Guide for 9 years from 1982 to 1991. He has published 40 research articles, 20 popular articles and 3 books for the benefit of faming community. One of his book Kushki Thotagarike (Dry land Horticulture) published in 1995 has received the State level "Best Book Award". He has visited Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt to present his research paper. He has guided five M. Sc. students.