Inland Water Transport in India

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  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :2017
  • ISBN: :9789351252757
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XLIV, 259
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Geography, Rural Development, Water Resources

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About the Book :

The first edition of Inland Water Transport in India by Prof. R P Misra was published by Prasaranga, University of Mysore in 1972. Inland transport is the cheapest means of carrying people and goods from place to place at the lowest possible cost and in promoting tourism is unmatched. In view of the increasing importance of this means of transport, a network of National Waterways is being developed in India.  The book is being reprinted incorporating latest information on the subject. It focuses on:
1.     History of inland waterways (navigable rivers, backwaters, lakes and canals) in the transport system of the country and the causes of their decline; 
2.     Current state of Inland water transport in India; and 
3.     Ongoing projects and plans to harness the potentials of inland waterways.
The book is based on the secondary information derived from various sources including official reports of the central and state governments. Wherever possible, these data have been supplemented by field observations. The book is written to arouse public interest in inland waterways and their potential role in accelerating socio-economic development in India.

About Author :

R.P. Misra, Born in 1930, Prof. Misra did his BA (1952) and MA (1954) at the University of Allahabad, and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA in 1964. Author of 15 books and editor of over 30 volumes on Gandhian thought, local and regional planning, environment, and human development, Prof. Misra specializes in economic geography, urban and regional planning, sustainable development, Gandhian studies and peace research. After joining the University of Mysore, Department of Geography in 1965 as its head, he launched an interdisciplinary Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 1968 and took over as its founder Director (1968-79).
He made a name in the field of Geography and local and regional planning both in India and abroad and was invited as Vice-Director of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan (1979-83). Earlier, he was consultant/advisor at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (UNRISD), Geneva, and UNDP, Teheran, Iran. Prof. Misra was Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University (1984-87) and Professor of Regional Planning at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (1987-95). He was honoured with prestigious Bhoogol Ratna award by the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, India.