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New Approaches to Rural Development

E.D. Setty (Author)
Synopsis New Approaches to Rural Development is a comprehensive volume tracing the genesis and evolution of rural development programme in India focusing on objectives, ideology, concepts, philosophy and methods of initiating development activities in rural communities. It emphasizes the need for understanding the structure and nature or rural communities and the way to plan, organize, introduce and manage developmental programmes. The book in detail spells out the practical approaches aiming at economic development, democratic growth and social justice. In a word, it very clearly expounds the various facets of rural development. Chapter 11 in the book could be taken as the comprehensive backbone of the book which describes varying existing conditions and the needs pertaining to different areas of development and the way to go about ameliorating the living conditions of the people in the rural areas. And further, A Model for Securing People’s Participation in Rural Development may be singled out as a scientific approach in securing people’s participation which is an indispensable factor for any development activity concerning people.
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About the author

E.D. Setty

Dr. E. Desingu Setty, trained as a social scientist has extensive and diverse national and international experience in the field of development for around a half century. He was awarded Ford Foundation scholarship for his undergraduate program in Rural Studies. He holds two Master Degrees, viz., MCD & MA and PhD. Served as a direct hire international faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand for a period of nine years. A celebrated writer of thirteen books and over fifty papers and articles published in national and international journals, his three-volume work on the Valayar of South India is likened to Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal’s Asian Drama. Prepared a report on Rural Industrialization, Small-Scale and Cottage Industries in Asia under the aegis of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan, Served as a consultant to UNESCAP, UNESCO, BRAC (Dhaka), Bangladesh, LIPI (Indonesia) and Continuing Education Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Thailand). He was Professor at Maharishi Institute of Management, Visiting Professor at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies and CMR Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Presently working as a Consultant with Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India.

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Bibliographic information

Title New Approaches to Rural Development
Author E.D. Setty
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126111127
length xiv+372p., 23cm.