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Population and Sustainable Development in India

Ehsanul Haq (Author) Sudhir Kumar Singh (Author)
Synopsis The book titled Population and Sustainable Development in India edited by Prof. Ehsanul Haq and Dr. S.K. Singh covers a popular theme. It is an attempt to examine the relationship between population and sustainable development .It broadly deals with the twin problems of overpopulation and underdevelopment to which most developing societies are confronted with. These problems are relative and affect other. The Papers of this book touch upon almost every aspect of these two interlinked problems. The aspects covered in this volume are the cultural sustainability and overpopulation; the environmental problems of population; interlinkages between population, natural resources, living standards and technology: demographic changes and sustainable development; proper use of vast natural and human resources; impact of overseas migration on sustainability of development; population planning sustainable development and environment; impact of developmental projects on the underserved population; reinforcement of inequality in the distribution of resources through the kind of development taking place; role of local institutions in dealing with the problems of overpopulation and underdevelopment; control of population as a key factor in achieving the sustainable development; population growth and sustainable health. These aspects discussed in the volume make the study meaningful and valuable.
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About the authors

Ehsanul Haq

Ehsanul Haq is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did his M.A. with distinction form Aligarh, and M.Phil./ Ph. D. from JNU, New Delhi He has been teaching at the post-graduate level at the Centre for more than 25 years and has produced a large number of Mphil/ Ph. D. Students. His areas of specialization consist of Education and Society and Methods of Social Science Research. He has developed a course in the area of Population and Society for the post-graduate students of the Centre, taught this course and guided Mphil/Ph. D. students in this area for more than 10years. He has published several books and numerous articles in his areas of teaching and research. In addition to his academic status, as Professor of sociology and education, he has also worked in different academic and administrative positions and has managed the academic activities of the Centre for the Study of Social Systems as its Chairperson. He has a long academic and administrative experience since he joined the faculty at the Centre in J.N.U.

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Sudhir Kumar Singh

Sudhir Kumar Singh is MA, M Phil, PhD from Delhi University and had worked as Research Officer in Sri Ram Institute of Industrial Research, New Delhi. He had participated and presented many papers in the seminars and attended workshop organized by NCERT. He is presently reader in R.B.S.College, Agra of Dr. B.R. University, Agra.

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Bibliographic information

Title Population and Sustainable Development in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172732538
length xxxii+332p., Tables; Figures; Notes; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.