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Regional Economic Development: Some Selected Issues

Kanchan Datta (Editor) Kanak Kanti Bagchi (Foroward)

The book emphasises the need for specific solutions with respect to formulation and execution of policies at local level supported by the state or national government to address regional development problems. It deals with some local and regional dimensions of contemporary concern, approaching the issues with a modern perspective. With special reference to the East and North-east India especially the states of West Bengal and Sikkim, it takes up issues like rural development through customary Panchayats, impact of economic reforms on rural micro-enterprises, foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail and modern industrialisation vs Agro forestry. It examines the contribution of specific banks and groups like the chit funds.

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About the author

Kanak Kanti Bagchi

Dr. Kanak Kanti Bagchi (b. 1985) is currently Reader and Head, Department of Economics, North Bengal University, Darjeeling. He got his Masters degree (1980) and Ph. D. degree (1992) in Economics from North Bengal University. He has a wide teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. He is also supervising research works of students for the award of M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees. His main fields of interest are Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics and Labour Economics. He has written several articles for books, journals, weeklies and dailies. He has written a textbook (with co-author) on Development Economics and Statistics for undergraduate students. He has also presented a number of articles at University, State and National level Workshops, Seminars and Conferences.

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Title Regional Economic Development: Some Selected Issues
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350740484
length xvi+176p., Illustrations; 22cm.