About the Book :
This book attempts to study the complex links between occupational diversification and the concerns for sustainable rural livelihood in semi-arid areas in Western India. It captures the nature and magnitude of the process of occupational diversification and the growing external dependence of rural livelihood systems in the semi-arid areas, particularly in the context of a changing natural resource base. Further examining the factors influencing the rural households to diversify, it assesses the role and impact of the interventions, specially those aimed at improving the livelihoods. Also, it analyses the implications of the diversification and growing rural-urban linkages for issues concerning the sustainability of rural livelihoods. The book will be of great use to policy makers, development workers and researchers.
About Author :
H.S. Shylendra is a faculty at Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He did his Ph.D. in Economics from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. His areas of interest are sustainable rural development, rural livelihood systems, micro rural finance, and governance. Currently, he teaches courses on Rural Development and Micro-Finance for the students of the Post-Graduate Programme at IRMA. He has co-authored two monographs, titled Organising for Rural Development and Sustainable Livelihood in the Context of Growing Occupational Diversification and Rural-Urban Linkages. Also, he has some research papers to his credit.
Uma Rani is a faculty at Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Hyderabad. She specialises in the area of Labour Economics. Currently, she is pursuing research on the employment potential of the informal sector.