Integrated Rural Development Programme

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Overview

  • Author :R.K. Mahajan
  • Year of Publication :1991
  • ISBN: :9788170223337
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 203
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Developmental Studies, out of print, Rural Development, Sociology

Out Of Print

About the Book :

A number of programmes have been started in India for the development of rural areas since Independence. The main objectives of these programmes were agricultural development; reduction of inequalities in food production, but the distribution of gains of these development programmes has come out with starting findings. The book critically examines the incidence of poverty and performance of rural development programmes in the Punjab. This work clearly shows that there has been general development in rural areas, but the gains of rural development programmes seem to have been monopolised empirically that the much talked Integrated Rural Development Programme has not significantly improved the plight of even the beneficiaries of the programme. It also shows how far the gains of this programme in terms of income consumption, assets and employment have been distributed amongst different sections of rural society.


About Author :

R.K. Mahajan received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Jammu, Jammu. He received Gold Medal for standing first M.A. Economics. As present, Dr. Mahajan is teaching M.A. and M. Phil and guiding research in the P.G. Department of Economics Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bhatinda. Prior to that he was with the Economic, University of Jammu, Jammu and D.A.V. College, Malout. His areas of Interest are Agricultural and Rural Economics. He has been actively engaged in research in these fields. He co-authored a book Technological Change and Agricultural: Development in India. He supervised a ICSSR- sponsored research project Impact of New Agricultural Strategy In Jammu & Kashmir. He was Project Director of a recently completed ICSSR-sponsored research project, Differential Gains of IRDP in Punjab. He has many research papers to his credit published in leading journals of India. He is a member of P.G. Board of Studies in Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and M. Phil. Course Committee in Economics of Punjabi University, Patiala. He is a member of many academic bodies in the field of Economics at the national level.