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Uttaranchal: Issues and Challenges of Development and Change

 
B.C. Upreti (Editor)
Synopsis Uttaranchal located in the middle Himalayas is the twenty seventh state of India. this region is known since the early days not only for its cinic beauty but also as ‘Devbhumi’ due to its shrines, temples and places of worship, meditation and soul searching. However, for a long time this hilly region has been considered merely as a supplier of resources, both human and material. Due to its complex geographic conditions and peculiar developmental needs, people of this region felt neglected as a part of the larger entity of Uttar Pradesh. Since its emergence as a separate state Uttaranchal is faced with numerous developmental challenges. The fulfillment of basic amenities, employment generation, mobilization of internal resources, etc are some of the basic concerns of this infant state. The book provides an indepth understanding of the major developmental issues and problems of Uttaranchal. It also throws light upon the possible developmental strategies, needs and priorities of the state.
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About the author

B.C. Upreti

B.C. Upreti is a senior faculty member in the South Asia Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.  He is associated with the studies on Nepal for last three decades.  He has written extensively on South Asia in general and Nepal in particular.  Dr. Upreti has nearly two-dozen books to his credit and has also contributed nearly 80 research papers in different edited books and leading national and international journals.  Apart from his studies on Nepal, he has also taken interest on the studies on Bhutan and Uttarakhand.  The major thrust areas of his research are: Foreign Assistance; Developmental Issues and Challenges; Water Resources; Inter-State Migrations; Regional Security; Electoral Politics; Regional and Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia.

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Bibliographic information

Title Uttaranchal: Issues and Challenges of Development and Change
Author B.C. Upreti
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187644672
length viii+190p., Tables; Maps; References; 23cm.