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West Bengal Today: A Fresh Look

Biswanath Ray (Editor)
Synopsis West Bengal Today: A Fresh Look covers the prevalent social, economic and demographic features of the State. Such diverse issues as population growth and its components with special reference to both internal and international migration, agricultural progress and rural development, land reforms, industrialisation and urbanization have been discussed in this volume. Attention has also been focused on small-scale industries, economic problems of Sunderbans, tourism in west Bengal and the prospects of extensive generation of electricity in the state in order to meet its industrial requirements. Inclusion of topics on scheduled castes population and tribals enriches the scope and variety of the subjects. It also provides an excellent overview of such issues as transport sector with an emphasis on road transport system. The pragmatic policy of the State Government has resulted in significant expansion of education, particularly primary and non-formal education. Poverty alleviation resource mobilisation and budgeting are, inter alia, included in the scope of the book.
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About the author

Biswanath Ray

Biswanath Ray (b. 1941) is a researcher in the Economic Researcher in the Economic Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He is associated with the various academic organizations such as Bangla Arthaniti Parishad, Socio-Economic Research Institute, Calcutta, Indian Labour Association, Lucknow, Save the Depressed Children, Calcutta, etc. He is the author of a number of books, research projects and technical reports both in English and Bengali which were reviewed on all India Radio, Calcutta. He did extensive work on small-scale industries in West Bengal and also studies on Sunderbans. He has participated in a number of national conferences / symposia / seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title West Bengal Today: A Fresh Look
Author Biswanath Ray
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1993
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170995272
length xiv+344p., Tables; 23cm.