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Empowerment and Entitlement of Rural Women in the Panchayat System

M.M. Adhikary (Author) S.K. Acharya (Author) S.K. Musiar Ali. (Author)
Synopsis India's Panchayat Raj System is the world's largest democratic structure through which rural development and progress are being organized and spear headed with the active participation of down to earth people. The institutionalization processes of Panchayat it self has drawn the attention of world intellectual and scholars for its unique pattern of socialization, evolution and functioning across the decade. While at the earlier stage of its initiation (1960-1980), this institution has been suffering from the lack of clear vision in how to imbibe the interest and spirit of huge have not of our society and how to make disparaging gender distances minimized one, in the way of its gradual growth, the 73 and 74 Amendment have made great break through by ushering the women's participation and backward communities involvement for their main streaming in the process of rural development. The whole of the process has presented to the intellectuals, scholars and professionals of social and management science, a whole lot of social chemistry for successfully organizing the much needed development endeavors. The book is coming out at such a point of time when our parliament has unleashed the Women Reservation Bill and when the entire nation is being stormed with the 100 days job guarantee programme where in women participation is having a stark. West Bengal again is one of the pioneer states implementing the various rural development programmes with both blistering success and some failure having learning experiences. And both of these success and learning experiences, internationally acknowledged, have become the socio-political construct of this book.
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About the authors

M.M. Adhikary

The editorial team consists of the three eminent members of the esteemed Institute, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal. Firstly, the book is edited by the erudite personality of the erudite personality of the academic world of Social Science and related disciplines, Prof M.M. Adhikary who is presently offering his invaluable services as professor of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agricultural Extension, faculty of Agriculture, BCKV. This distinct personality has been attached with the profession of teaching, research and extension for about twenty-five years. His immense potentiality of academic activities and capabilities to work with the people, sense of research and extension works helped him to serve as Dean, faculty of Agriculture and Director (in Charge), Directorate of Extension education in the same university as well as head of the Department of Agricultural Extension. To his credit there are 55 numbers of scientific research papers published in National and International Journals, a good score of chapters and full volume of books in related areas. He is widely traveled all through his carrier covering China, Japan, and Thiland, etc.

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S.K. Acharya

Second eminent member of the team, dr. S.K. Acharya, is a man from Extension who is famous for his innovative ideas, thoughts and approaches in the aegis of Agricultural Extensions. This erudite and pleasant personality is presently offering his service as the Associate professor in the development of Agricultural extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal, India. His innovative approaches and concepts in the aegis of Extension Education helped him to establish as the experienced expert in different ODI projects in the specialized area of participatory extension, Technology Socialization, Participatory Project Management, Value added Agriculture, Micro Planning, Universalisation of primary education, Joint Forest Management. He has so far published 59\8 research papers in different National and International Journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Empowerment and Entitlement of Rural Women in the Panchayat System
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183211369
length 216p,.