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Community Development

D.P. Rai (Author) Y.K. Singh (Author) A. Duggal (Author)
Synopsis India is a country of villages. The Indian economy is still predominantly agricultural. About half of the country's national income is derived from agriculture and allied activities, which absorb nearly three-fourths of its working population. The condition of the people in the villages, in general, is of poverty, mal-nutrition, poor standard of public health, and illiteracy. Since independence the aim of the national government has been to accelerate the pace of industrial development, increase agricultural productivity and achieve all round progress through national plans. In these plans Community Development has been given a very important place in the development of villages. The main objective of Community Development is to develop village communities by methods, which will stimulate, encourage and aid villagers themselves to do much of the work necessary to accomplish the desired goal. A number of programmes of development like building of dams and steel plants do not require the participation of the people who are actually working on such projects in any way other than as wage earners. But this is not the case with the community development programmes, for they require not only the sanction of the people but their participation. The changes conceived and promoted should have the involvement of the people and should be acceptable to them and put into practice by them. This book is not a definitive study of the problems of social change in rural India. The training programme brought together in this volume, presents different types of problems and the role of the rural people in the problem solving process at the community level. It has been shown in various case studies how at various stages the rural people may play a crucial role in turning or otherwise discouraging situation into one of promise. The real achievement of the rural people lies not so much in the fact the project such as the school building, lane pavement, community centre, or construction of well of accomplished but in bringing together badly divided and faction-ridden village communities to join in a co-operative venture. The present volume consists of ten chapters. The first, second and third chapters are devoted to theory and definition with historical background of the community development. Fourth to sixth chapters are related with preparation and training programme of project. In the seventh and eight chapters authors have explained about the implementation and evaluation on project. The conclusion of the book has summarized in the last chapter in the form of suggestions for upcoming of Community Development in the context of village of country as called India.
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About the author

Y.K. Singh

Dr. Y.K. Singh (b. 1964) obtained his three Post-graduation in 1988 and M.Ed. in 1984 from Meerut University, Meerut. He obtained his Ph.D. in Education from Meerut University in 1992 and started his professional career as a Lecturer in Education in a Teacher's training College, Ajmer (1988-89), Rajasthan University, Jaipur, (1981-91) and has served as a lecture in the department of education from (1991-2000) and Asst. Director, Institute of Information and Science (2002-2003) with In-Charge, Computer Centre from (Sept., 2000 to Nov., 2003), in Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot (Sama), M.P. He has obtained his computer certificates and diploma from the New Horizon's, Lodhi Road, New Dlhi (between 2000 to 2003). It is one of the best institution in computer training and education inIndia. Dr. singh has to his credit nearly 22 Research Papers and ARticles published in various outstanding Journals of repute; attended and actively participated in more than 15 regional, National Seminars, Conferneces and Workships. Life members and office bearers of some professional and academic associations and is a teacher and researcher in the field of Education. Dr. Singh has written more than 23 books in the language of Hindi and English. He has conducted more than 5 educational research projects and his areas of interest besides the present one are Education for rural people and Visually Handicapped, Psychology of Education, Research Methodology, Teacher Education, Technology of Teaching, School Administration and Supervision. He is memebr and advisor in many national and Internationa committees. Dr. Singh has visited so many countries, i.e., Japan in the year 2000-2001, Ching Mai University, Ching Mai, Thailand in the month of Dec. 2003 to attend Malaysia and Singapore to udnerstand their education system.

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Bibliographic information

Title Community Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183291600
length xvi+204p., Figures; Tables.