Economic Reforms, Human Welfare and Sustainable Development in India
Since the introduction of economic reforms in India in the early 1990s, the major thrust of the country has been to achieve faster economic growth, higher export earnings, greater foreign exchange reserves, and enhanced foreign direct investment. While it is heartening to note the accomplishments at the macro-economic front, it is equally disturbing to note that the enhanced rate of economic growth has failed to address certain issues of vital importance. These issues and concerns include the dynamics of labor market, progress of the agriculture sector, gender equality, caste representations, cultural development, and environmental protection. The contributions in this book make a critical scrutiny of various strategic aspects of India's development efforts during the post-reforms period. The book is divided into three broadly themed parts: economic reforms and social sectors; women, labor, and socio-cultural perspectives; and management of natural resources and environmental protection.
Publication Date: 10/1/2007