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Uttaranchal: Dilemma of Plenties and Scarcities

Vishwambhar Prasad Sati (Author) Kamlesh Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Uttaranchal, the land of Gods and Goddesses, is believed to be a peace-loving region from time immemorial. Its peaceful nature was also seen during the movement for a separate state, which had lasted about five decades. The land of Uttaranchal is unique in the sense that diversity in the terrain and land-scape are highly imposing. On the other hand, its people and their socio-cultural identity vary from place to place, which is directly and indirectly dependent on the nature of landscape. The Panch Badris, Panch Kedars, Panch Prayags and many more spots reflect the holiness of the entire region. The diverse socio-economic activities, harsh traditional beliefs, and hard working potential further change the entire scenario of the state. Only the need of the hour is to cultivate the new ideas regarding the sustainable development of the state. What had appeared during the past, pertaining to the socio-economic development, needs radical changes in policies, planning, and beliefs. Further, due to its harsh climatic conditions, rigorous terrain, and distinct identity, as a part of UP state, development could not take place and even today the state is is believed to be one of the poorer states among the poor. This book, Uttaranchal: Dilemma of Plenties and Scarcities is an effort to present an account of the resources of the region, society, culture and and the interrelationship between the people and nature. Efforts have also been made to elaborate the possibilities of sustainable development through implementation of rational planning and adaptation of a holistic approach. The whole study reveals that if the time-bound policies and proper implementation of the planning is undertaken, this state will progress and secure a respectful place in the federal structure of India. There are eleven chapters on various topics, covering all aspects related with the new state of Uttaranchal.
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About the authors

Vishwambhar Prasad Sati

Vishwambhar Prasad Sati (b. 1966) received his Ph.D. degree from Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal in 1992. From 1989 to 1992, he was a fellow in a Project funded by Department of Environment, Government of UP, and qualified in the ‘National Eligibility Test’ (NET). In 1993-94, he was Reearch Fellow in the Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development. He has published about 100 articles and research papers on various issues of geography, environment and development. He is corresponding member of International Geographical Union (IGU), life members of Mountain Forum, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) and National Association of Geographers India (NAGI). He has completed three major research projects and one minor research project. He has published seven books on, ‘Uttaranchal: Dilemma of Plenties and Scarcities’, ‘Tourism Development in India’, ‘Environment and Pollution’ in Hindi, ‘Environment and Law’ in Hindi, ‘Tourist Places of MP’ in Hindi’, a book on Geography for competition purposes and ‘Shivpuri District: A Socio-economic and Geographical Analysis’. In 2000, he presented a research paper in the 29th session of International Geographical Congress in Seoul (South Korea) where we chaired the session. In 2002, he presented a research paper in the International Geographical Union Region Congress, Durban, South Africa. He got fellowship from ‘University of Peace’ for participating in a week long executive programme in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2003. he has also visited Nepal, Mauritius, Kenya and Ceylon.

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Kamlesh Kumar

A staunch believer of social change, Mrs. Kamlesh Kumar is a progressive writer and the co-author of the book entitled, Sardar Patel ke Amrit Vachan. She has visited several institutions in India and abroad and has worked for compilation of three works on B.G. Tilak, Subhas Chandra Bose and Swami Vivekananda.

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Title Uttaranchal: Dilemma of Plenties and Scarcities
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170998980
length xv+288p. Plates; Figures; Tables.