Disaster Management Through Panchayati Raj

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  • Author :Kamal Taori
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180692154
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 542
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Geography, Panchayati Raj, Political Science

About the Book :

This book attempts to examine the role of Panchayati Raj in disaster management, with special reference to India. Based on a study, conducted by the author, under the aegis of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, it discusses at length the challenges of disaster management and Gandhian alternatives for sustainable human development. Tracing the missing links, the book further addresses the key issues for action and presents operational guidelines. Also, it explores the role of community based organisations, NGOs, World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Information Technology, the convergence of delivery system and the Inter-State Council Secretariat in the mitigation of disasters. The means and ways for empowering panchayats have been highlighted as well.

About Author :

Kamal Taori belongs to the UP cadre of the 1968 batch of the I.A.S. He had a short stint in the army and has doctorate in Rural entrepreneurship. He has been with the Khadi and Village Industries Sector for nearly 12 years. This was his opportunity for a deeper understanding of Gandhi, Vinoba, Lohia and Kumarappa and to sublimate his ambition into a mission with holistic action. A short assignment with the UNDP, and subsequent study of the United Nations system were helpful in the convergence of his lifelong studies, experience and understanding into a world-view and a global vision. He is always concerned about what could have been done, as against what has been done. A Social Science Scientific researcher and author of a number of books and research papers, he has organized and led many a seminar and workshop on a whole range of socio-economic issues and topics.