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Population Stabilization Through District Action Plans

Badri N. Saxena (Editor) O.P. Sharma (Editor) Charan D. Wadhva (Editor)
Synopsis The present volume is the outcome of the material generated during the course of implementation of the Population Policy Research Project entitled "Mobilization of National and State Policy Makers on Population Policy" at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. It documents learnings and experiences of implementation of the National and State Population Policies. The unique contribution of this book relates to the formulation of implementable District Action Plans (DAPs) for population stabilisation. The districts selected in this study for drawing up DAPs include: Muzaffarpur in Bihar; Chattarrpur in Madhya Pradesh; Alwar in Rajasthan and Budayun in Uttar Pradesh. This volume contains 11 chapters. Introductory chapter outlines the several key problems of population stabilization efforts in selected four Empowered Action Group (EAG) States of India listed above, which have a considerable degree of commonality. The salient features of the methodology adopted in formulation of DAPs have been explained. The second chapter provides an overview of the population scenario in India with particular reference to selected four EAG States. The third and fourth chapters are devoted to population scenario in Bihar and District Action Plan (DAP) to Muzaffarpur District. Chapters five and six deal with the population scene in Madhya Pradesh and DAP of Chhatarpur District. Chapters seven and eight are concerned with population scenario in Rajasthan and DAP of Alwar District. Chapters nine and ten deal with the population scene in Uttar Pradesh and DAP of Budayun District. The concluding chapter eleven presents the findings of this book and suggests the agenda for future research. This book would be extremely useful to the demographers; health-educators; economists; social and family welfare agencies of the government at all levels; development administrators and policy makers in government, NGOs, other voluntary agencies and Self Help Groups.
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About the authors

O.P. Sharma

Dr. O.P. Sharma is a post graduate in psychology (Clinical Psychology) securing I division in 1987. He was awarded a gold medal in M.Phil (Behaviour Geneties) in the year 1988 deptt. of Psychology University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. His doctoral work (1990) is on Rh factors and i.q. He has been awarded the degree of D. Litt in psychology in 2002 from the same university on Addictive Behaviour and sub-stance Abusers which is the privilege of a very few. Another outstanding achievement to his credit is the YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD by Indian Science Congress Association in 1995. His journey in administration, research and teaching of UG, PG and also Professionals has been for more than 15 years. 35 research papers have been published in his name in various National and International journals of repute in Psychology. He has earned a very high reputation in his respective field. He is a life member of 22 institutions and associations including IPA, HPA, KVKS, TEP, RVD, IPR, ISCA, PPCRA, PLAI and IJPE etc. Dr. Sharma was awarded NSS (Merit Certificate) by M.D. University, Rohtak. He has also obtained F.A. (First Aid) and H.N. (Home Nursing) from Vaish P.G. College, Bhiwani (Haryana). He was awarded Saint John Ambulance Association Mendelian Certificate from Red Cross Society, Rewari (Haryana) in 1992.

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Charan D. Wadhva

Charan D. Wadhva, Ph.D. (Yale University, USA) is Research Professor and the Former President and Chief Executive at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. He has served as Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad. He also held the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professorship at that Institute. He was the first Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi. He served as a Member of the National Security Advisory Board, Government of India during 2002-03 and 2003-04. He has been a Consultant to various National and International Organisations. He has also served on Boards (and constituent bodies) of corporations and educational institutions. He is also a member of the editorial board of reputed journals including the Pacific Affairs published by University of British Columbia, Canada. He has several books and articles in professional journals to his credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Population Stabilization Through District Action Plans
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176485144
length xviii+477p., Tables.