India's Development Scenario

Challenges and Prospects

Edited by: Yatindra Singh Sisodia

After 60 years of independence, India has witnessed many achievements and, simultaneously, encountered many nagging problems. The country can be proud of its performance in specific areas, such as self-sufficiency in foodgrains, the structuring of a strong industrial base, raising the expectancy of life, and a higher percentage of literacy. On the negative side, there are the perennial problems of unemployment, illiteracy, and poverty, accentuated by an ever-increasing population with inadequate infrastructure. This edited volume identifies the broad trends in development emanating across India. It is important to understand and analyze the process and direction of pace and the pattern of development, which would have a significant impact and could draw critical lessons for charting out the future course of action for effective people-centric development across the country. The book is thematically divided in four parts: Review of India's Development Policy and Strategy in the Preceding Decades; Policies, Strategies, and Programs for Basic Amenities; Decentralized Governance and Responsive Administration; and Development and Issues of Trade, Agriculture, Industry, and Environment. The book promises to be a valuable reference for researchers, bureaucrats, policy makers, planners, and those concerned with development.

366 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131602089