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Voluntary Organisations in India

Rameshwari Devi (Author)
Synopsis India has a glorious tradition of organizing voluntary work for the common good. In the initial years after independence, the government undertook to implement the development programmes on its own. However, in the later years the government started implementing these development programme through the medium of voluntary organizations. As five year plans also advocated involving voluntary sector in development programmes, there has been a sudden spate in the growth of voluntary organizations. Having made remarkable attempts in many areas, the voluntary organizations are endeavouring to realize the till unrealized potential in the process of development. Going in retrospect to explore the growth and development of voluntary movement in India, the book “Voluntary Organisation in India” describing the present status, roles, achievements, failures, collaboration and action plan of voluntary organizations, looks into the future challenges and prospects for them along with means to achieve the goal. Related issues of human rights, community groups, new policy agenda, humanitarian action and human rights governance concerning voluntary organizations n the international scenario are also elaborately described in the book. In addition, latest issues like participatory NGOs, INGOs and intermediary NGOs are also explained. Readership: The book has been written to suit to the needs of students, scholars, teachers, NGOs, VOs and general readers as it encompasses retrospect, present status as well as prospect for voluntary organizations.
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About the author

Rameshwari Devi

Rameshwari Devi is a social worker and is connected with many women’s organizations. She has extensively traveled in India and Nepal for her social work and rural development. She is running a school for the rural poor. She has many books to her credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Voluntary Organisations in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175941936
length vii+189p., Tables; Index; 23cm.