New Development Paradigms and Challenges for Western & Central India (In 2 Volumes)
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About the Book :
An attempt to discern the patterns of developmental paradigms at a regional scale of Western and Central India was planned under FF50-GIDR partnership through a national seminar that was later held in 2003. Scholars and other stakeholders on the developmental scene of Western and Central India contributed on the various yet inter-related aspects to trace the manifold links between policies and programmes. The papers presented, however, eventually forge many additional linkages as well. The seminar metamorphosed into this compendium of select papers reflecting an array of perspectives and empirical analysis. These papers are organised under six themes Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, Urbanisation and Industrialisation, Social Sector, Management of Common Property Resources, Watershed Development, and Irrigation Management. The scholarly papers in each of these sections many of them richly empirical besides presenting the trends also offer a critique with an aim to inform the policy as well as practice.
About Author :
Sudarshan Iyengar (b. 1954) wrote his Ph. D thesis at the M.S. University of Baroda on the Economics of Minor Irrigation in Panchmahals District, where he had worked on problems of district planning for several years. As a Fellow at the Gujarat Institute of Area Planning, since 1982, he has been active in research on the various problems of common property land resources and voluntary agencies engaged in rural development. He is currently on leave of absence for two years to assist the resettlement of people affected by the ongoing construction of The Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River.
R. Parthasarathy is a Professor, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has about 25 years of teaching and research experience and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley; Professor and later Director of Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad. He has been a member of many government committees and has also been a consultant to DFID, ADB and other national and international organisations. He also works closely with NGOs. His research interests include, water management, large-scale irrigation systems, natural resources, infrastructure management and environmental economics. He has published 3 books and over 70 articles.