Socio Economic Profile of Rural India Series-1 (Volume: 4 Eastern India)

Socio Economic Profile of Rural India Series-1
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  • Author :C. Ashokvardhan
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180696053
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 160
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Reference Work, Sociology

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About the Book :

One of the major objectives of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, which imparts training to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, is not only to sensitize them towards the plight of rural people, but also to equip them with an in-depth understanding of rural issues. The IAS officer trainees are required to prepare a village study report as a part of their district assignments after conducting extensive questionnaire-based household survey. This four-volume series of Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India is based on the village study reports of IAS trainees. Volume one on South India, published in the year 2002, contains papers of the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Volume two on North-East India, published in the year 2004, covers the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland. Volume three on North-Central and Western India, published in the year 2005, contains papers of the States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The present volume on Eastern India, having study reports of the States of Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh, addresses issues like demographic features, socio-cultural aspects, health, gender, agrarian relationship, economic reforms, rural poverty and priorities and thrust areas.

About Author :

C. Ashokvardhan is an IAS Officer of 1980 Batch and belongs to Bihar cadre. During his career as Indian Administrative Officer, he has been posted in several important Government Departments. Prior to joining Indian Administrative Service, he was teaching in Colleges as a Lecturer in Political Science. He is the author of many books and articles pertaining to issues on Land Reforms, Police Reforms, Agriculture, Rural Development etc. At present he is the Director, Consolidation (Bihar), Government of Bihar.