Gandhian Approach to Development Planning

Gandhian Studies and Peace Research Series
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  • Author :Ram Binod Singh
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692659
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: VIII, 278
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Gandhian Studies, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology

About the Book :

The existing models of development, that are being practised, have failed to deliver the good. There has been increasing awareness about the failure of both Keynesian and neo-classical economics. There has been a serious questioning of the relevance and meaningfulness of economics to the present day reality. This questioning has initiated and encouraged the search for alternative ideas on basic assumptions, policies and principles. Gandhian economics provides a major alternative. The present book, Gandhian Approach to Development Planning, deals with this basic question in multi-dimensional manner social, political, economic and technological, besides moral and spiritual aspects of man and the society. Going deep into the Gandhian approach to planning and development, it discusses at length Gandhian concept of man and society challenges to acquisitive society his criteria of welfare economics and his views on trusteeship, sarvodaya, total revolution, socialistic pattern of society and environment. The book will be of great use for Gandhian researchers, development planners and welfare economists.

About Author :

Ram Binod Singh (b 1938) is a retired professor of Economics, C.M. College, Darbhanga (LNMU). He obtained his M.A. (Economics), B.L. and Ph.D. degrees from Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. He worked as the founder principal of Kunwar Singh College, Laheriasarai from 1970 to 1974 and as a Research Fellow in the Institute for Rural Development, Patna from 1978 to 1981. He is a socialist by conviction and is influenced by Gandhian doctrines. His published works include Alternative Planning for Rural Development; Petroleum Industry in India; India Economic Development; and Lohia Thought. Besides, he has contributed many research papers to various journals of repute, and participated in seminars and symposia organised at different levels. Dr. Ram Binod Singh current interest includes rural development, energy problems, Gandhian economics and current socio-economic problems.