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Rural Local Governance and Development
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Rural Local Governance and Development

  • Mahi Pal - former officer, Indian Economic Service
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January 2020 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A comprehensive textbook that explores the practical dimensions and the political dynamics of Panchayati Raj system and its impact on rural development in India.

Rural Local Governance and Development introduces its readers to the concept of governance and various aspects of the Panchayat Raj Institutions, including Panchayats in the Fifth Scheduled Areas and the institutional arrangements in the Sixth and other Scheduled Areas. The book also focusses on the role of voluntary and community-based organizations, along with the participation of vulnerable groups and their involvement in the implementation of various programmes and schemes, strategies and policy instruments in rural development.Covering wider aspects of rural governance and development, this book provides knowledge of how people, communities, institutions and PRIs plan and implement development in rural India. The balanced blend of both theory and field insights make this textbook relevant to not only students of public administration, political science and development administration but also practitioners, civil society actors and researchers.

Key Features:

• Analyses and links the complexities of rural governance with the challenges of development in contemporary India

• Draws extensively on author’s field experiences of working in villages and with grass-roots level institutions

• Each chapter aided by Main Points to Remember and review questions for classroom discussion

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgement
 
I. Rural Local Governance
 
Understanding Governance, Rural Local Governance and Rural Development
 
Evolution of Panchayati Raj in India
 
Working of Panchayati Raj in India
 
Provisions of the Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA)
 
Nyaya Panchayats in India
 
Inclusiveness of Panchayats
 
Civil Society Organizations and Rural Local Governance
 
II. Rural Development
 
Changing Strategies of Rural Development
 
Major Rural Development Programmes and Their Implementation
 
Convergence and Inter-Sectoral Linkages of Programmes
 
Decentralized Planning
 
Training and Capacity Development
 
Delivery of Health and Educational Services
 
Way Forward for Effective Rural Local Governance
 
Glossary
 
Annexures
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789353287207
£20.00