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Panchayati Raj and Rural Development

Arvind Dass (Author)

This book aims to examine the role of Panchayati Raj in rural development in India. Exploring the journey of Panchayati Raj System from Gandhi’s dream to a successful reality, it delineates the concept of the Panchayati Raj and describes the programmes, policies and problems of rural development.

Through an in-depth study of Panchayati Raj System and micro-level planning, it discusses decentralization, the amendments in Panchayati Raj, sources of revenue, rural fiscal management, community mobilization, relevance of poverty alleviation programmes, basic and primary health case services, ineffectiveness of centrally administered programmes, formation and structure of Panchayati Raj Institutions, and the role of the government in the developmental programmes.

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About the author

Arvind Dass

Arvind Dass is a social scientist by profession, associated with consultancy and advisory services in the department of Social Welfare and department of Rural Development for two State Governments. He has a doctorate in sociology from the Karnataka University and has specialized in Cultural Anthropology and a modified version of his doctorate dissertation, “Untouchability and Pollution among the Lingayath of Southern Karnataka” was widely acclaimed by the academic community. Presently, he is also programme co-ordinator (Cultural Exchange) for the Forum for Academic and Cultural Exchange (FACE) based in Bangalore and Mumbai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Panchayati Raj and Rural Development
Author Arvind Dass
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.04.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Black Prints
Language: English
isbn 9789382036593
length viii+220p., Illustrations; 23cm.