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Electoral Politics in Federal India: M P Local Area Development Scheme

N.K. Sahu (Author)
Synopsis Member of parliament Local Area development Scheme (MPLADS) is probably the most sensitive and controversial amongst the hundreds of developmental scheme being implemented by the Government of India. This also is the most misunderstood one. Besides, the scheme related information is mostly published in media. One would find hardly any supporter of this scheme, excluding off course, the MPs themselves. Thus any attempt to write a full book on this topic should be seen as a courageous endeavour. The purpose is to being-out the important aspects of the scheme that are either neglected by the social commentators, media and research scholars or are not been covered adequately. The main theme of this book is to explore the centrality of electoral politics within the democratic federalism in Indian and the ole of MPLADS within this development discourse.
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About the author

N.K. Sahu

Naba Krushna Sahu (b. 1958), joined the Indian economics service in 1985. Since then he has worked as a professional economist in several ministries of the Government of India including Agriculture, Small and Rural Industries, Statistics and Programme Implementation and Tribal Affairs. Presently he is working as a Director in the Ministry of Rural Development. He has done masters degree in economics from Sambalpur University, Rural Social development from University of reading, UK and Mphil in regional development from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His PhD thesis is on’ Analysis of Forced Commerce in India Agriculture’ (unpublished). He loves to travel and interaction with people, specially the socially disadvantage. He also has keen interest in folk culture and indigenous knowledge systems. This is his first attempt to write a full book.

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Bibliographic information

Title Electoral Politics in Federal India: M P Local Area Development Scheme
Author N.K. Sahu
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121209013
length 228p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendices; Index; 23cm.