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Backward Area Development Through Rural Industrialisation

G S Mehta (Author)
Synopsis Creation of employment according to increasing trend of labourforce and avenues of income for sustaining the livelihood of households in agriculturally backward areas, especially in hilly regions have been emerging as the major challenge for policy makers in the country. And farm sector alone is hardly in a position to meet these challenges. In this context initiating planning for rural industrialization is sought to be an instrumental policy option. In this light the book provides an insight into the mode of establishing growth pattern, backward and forward development linkages and factors influencing to and problems existing in expansion of different rural industries, capital investment, technology, entrepreneurship, contribution in providing employment and income opportunities, access to raw materials, marketing and credit facilities etc. and the kind of approach to be initiated for developing different product groups of rural industries in different geographical locations in Uttarakhand state. The book should prove as an instrumental document for policy makers and planners involved on the subject of rural development besides students, researchers and NGOs.
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About the author

G S Mehta

Dr. G.S. Mehta (b. 1954) is Fellow in the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow. Earlier, he had worked with the Department of Economics, University of Bombay, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has been engaged in research in the areas of development economics, rural development, human settlement, Gender Issues, economics of mountain areas for nearly twenty-eight years. He has completed two dozen research projects and published fifty-five articles in various reputed journals. His other published books include, Data Documentation on the Economy of U.P. (1987), Education, Employment and Earnings (1990), Socio-economic Aspects of Migration (1992), Uttarakhand: Prospects of Development (1996), Development Planning and Options in Uttarakhand (1997), Developomente of Uttarakhand: Issues and Perspections (1999).

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Bibliographic information

Title Backward Area Development Through Rural Industrialisation
Author G S Mehta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190421249