Administration and Development Planning in India

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  • Author :V. Nath
  • Year of Publication :2011
  • ISBN: :9788180698118
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXXII, 640
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Developmental Studies, Geography, Panchayati Raj, Public Administration, Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology

About the Book :

The book is a collection of Dr. Nath writings on Administration and Planning with special reference to India. Section I contains lectures delivered by the author at the UN Institute of Training in Economic and Social Planning in the Middle East on Administrative Aspects of Planning Theory and Practice with a section on organization of planning in France, India, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Section II deals with the subjects which are of importance for Plan formulation and administration for implementation of the Plans. These relate to Administrative Reforms for demarcation of states and creation of new states and need for bifurcation of several very large states with creation of new administrative structures. Section III contains two chapters on Land Utilization and Settlement Patterns in India. Section IV on Population, Natural Resource Management and Development in India. Section V added on the suggestion of Dr. Rakesh Hooja and draws from the published volume Economic Development and Planning in India (Concept, 2010) in order to link the discussion in this Volume of the role of planning in changing internal and external political and financial developments.

About Author :

Vishwambhar Nath spent his entire career as a development economist in India, the Middle East and Africa. Born in Lahore on July 14, 1923, Dr. Nath trained as a geographer and economist joined the Indian Planning Commission in 1950. He worked on the Census of India and led the Project Evaluation Organization (PEO) of the Planning Commission to evaluate the Community Development Programme. Later assignments in the Planning Commission included work in the Natural Resources and Urban Planning Divisions. In between in 1957, he joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and was the District Collector in Sawai Madhopur and Pali districts in Rajasthan. This volume is based on his work in Sawai Madhopur and later in The Punjab. From 1966 to 1984 Dr. Nath worked with the United Nations as a development economist in the Middle East and West Africa and worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Studies Centre of Boston University, USA and at The Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. His academic interests include work in Economic Development. Regional Planning, Urbanization, Rural Development and Administration and Planning.