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Democratic Decentralization and Planning: Essays on Panchayati Raj, District Planning and Development Administration

Rakesh Hooja (Author) Meenakshi Hooja (Author)

For almost 50 years since 1959, India has been striving to make decentralized democracy more meaningful and effective. Efforts at vitalizing development administration and at more relevant and efficacious district and decentralized planning have been underway since independence. The authors have highlighted various aspects and issues, touched upon successes and failures, and commented upon the evolution of concepts and described what has been happening in actual practice, along with offering suggestions for the future. The book would attract all those interested in rural development, good governance, administration, district planning, decentralization and Panchayati Raj in their various facets.

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About the authors

Rakesh Hooja

Rakesh Hooja is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. His earlier prominent assignments in the government of Rajasthan include Area Development Commissioner, Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Secretary, Command Area Development and Water Utilisation and Commissioner, Agriculture Development Project. He has written extensively in his areas of interest like land and water management decentralized and district planning, rural development, participatory irrigation management, watershed management and development administration.

Meenakshi Hooja

Meenakshi Hooja, IAS, is Chairperson, Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Ltd., Jaipur. Earlier, she has held many important positions both in Government of India and Government of Rajasthan. She has a flair for writing and has published articles on varied subjects such as Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Civil Service Reforms, etc. She also writes poetry.

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Bibliographic information

Title Democratic Decentralization and Planning: Essays on Panchayati Raj, District Planning and Development Administration
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.04.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131600920
length xvi+328p., Tables