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Indian Economy: Issues in Development & Planning and Sectoral Aspects

Uma Kapila (Editor)
Synopsis Designed for use in undergradguate courses in Indian Economy, the book covers the entire course content of B.A.(Pass), B.Com. (Pass) and Honours (Subsidiary) courses of University of Delhi. The first part of the book discusses issues in ' Development and Planning' with reference to India, covering Colonialism and Underdevelopment, Factors in Development, Capital Formation, Demographic Factors, Problems of Planning and Developments, Industrial Policy, Relative Roles of Public and Private Sector, Saving and Investment, Mobilisation of Resources for the plans, and a broad review of Planning upto the Ninth Five Year Plan. In the Second part of the book, the discussion is on sectoral aspect of the Indian Economy viz, Agriculture : Problems of Productivity, Technology, Green Revolution, Land Reforms, Rural Credit, Marketing, and India's Food Security System; Industry : Growth and Diversification in Indian Industry, Relative Roles of Cottage, Small and Large Industries, Role of Foreign Capital and Multinationals, and Industrial Finance; External Sector : Changing Structure of India's Foreign Trade in the Post-Independence Period, and Trends in Balance of Payments. The Subject of Inflation with reference to India has also been exhaustively discussed and analysed.
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About the author

Uma Kapila

Uma Kapila is Reader in the Department of Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has been teaching the subject of Indian Economy to undergraduate students for over forty years now. An Honours Graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi and M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Uma Kapila has also served on the Planning Commission Study Group on "Agricultural Strategies in the Eastern Region of India for the Seventh Five Year Plan" (Perspective Planning Division). Dr. (Mrs.) Uma Kapila is the author of the book entitled Oilseeds Economy of India (1982) published by the Institute of Economic Growth. She is also the author of two textbooks on Indian Economy, one meant for B.Com. (Hons.), and the other for B.A. (Pass) / B. Com. (Pass) / Eco. (Subsidiary). She has also co-edited along with Mr. Raj Kapila, a number of books on India's economy, banking and finance. Some of her major and recent publications are listed inside (page 2). Detailed information on these publications is readily available at the publishers's website: www.academicfoundation.com.

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Title Indian Economy: Issues in Development & Planning and Sectoral Aspects
Author Uma Kapila
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 4th ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171884407
length 490p.