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Drought Disaster and Development: Profile, Performance & Potential

Kamta Prasad (Author) B.D. Singh (Author)
Synopsis The spectre of drought, which results in complete or partial failure of crops, haunts most of the states in India. And yet not much information is available on areas prone to drought and their development potential. The present book is an attempt to fill this gap. The book gives an account of the profile of the drought prone areas of three selected states and reviews their performance with respect to socio-economic development. It indicates the role that drought, irrigation and other factors play in inhibiting or promoting the growth of drought prone areas. It also analyses the role of drought relief and other measure in mitigating the adverse impact of drought. Finally the book explores the potential for the future development of drought prone areas and gives suggestion for accelerating the same. The book will be found highly useful by all concerned, specially by planners, policy makers and administrators in the areas of agriculture, irrigation, rural development and scarcity management on the one hand and researchers and academicians interested in the subject on the other.
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About the authors

Kamta Prasad

Kamta Prasad is Chairman at the Institute for Resource Management and Economic Development, Delhi, which specializes in studies of water. Formerly Professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and at IIT-Kanpur, he held distinguished positions in the Government of India as Chairman, Agricultural Prices Commission and Minimum Wages Advisory Board and Member, National Flood Commission, National Core Group on Flood Disaster, Working Group on Financial, Legal and Institutional Aspects of National Commission for Integrated Water Resources Development.

B.D. Singh

Dr. Bikrama Ditya Singh (b. 1954) passed M.A. (Labour and Social Welfare), LL.B., and Ph.D. – all from the Patna University, Patna. Dr. Singh is presently looking after the work of the Research and Consultancy Unit at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. A Prolific writer, he has several publications and project reports to his credit. His recent book Planning for Rural Development and Poverty Allevation (1992) was widely acclaimed.

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Bibliographic information

Title Drought Disaster and Development: Profile, Performance & Potential
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170995426
length viii+140p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.