Rural Development Through Community Participation

Rural Development Through Community Participation

by

Awani K. Singh

viii, 240 p; 2018

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-88162-49-4(Hardbound)

ISBN-1093-93-88162-49-8(Hardbound) INR 1495.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Rural development—India.

2. Rural development—Government policy—India.

3. Manpower policy, Rural—India.

About the Book:-

Community participation is a concept meant to ensure that community members are an integral part of processes that determine their destination in relation to their development needs. It is a means of empowering people by developing their skills and abilities to enable them to negotiate and make appropriate decisions for their development. Community participation, however, is not without its challenges. Regional developers believe that for projects to succeed, communities need to actively partake in designing, implementing and sustaining the projects that affect their condition of living. Since, rural development is a people’s programme, it is essential that people should take active part in rural development activities. For the success of any development programmes, people’s participation is most important. Without people’s participation success of rural development programmes cannot be ensured but the people’s participation has caused a serious problem in the successful implementation of rural development programmes. Every programme which is financially depends on the govt., invariably have a short life unless citizens participate in them actively and continuously. This book integrates the fundamental theories of decentralization and rural development, providing a comprehensive explanation of how they can be successfully implemented to improve the livelihoods of rural communities. This book will be of great use to all those involved in the study of Rural Development, students, teachers, scholars, administrators, government and voluntary Agencies.

About the Author:-

Dr. Awani K. Singh has done his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Agriculture) from GAC Agriculture College, Kanpur. He is Retd. Principal, Institute of Rural Development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Authored many books, his research papers have been published in reputed journals.

Contents:- Introduction — An Overview of Panchayati Raj — An Insight into Panchayt Raj System in India — Rural Development and Panchayati Raj — Decentralisation in India: Poverty, Politics and Panchayati Raj — The Panchayati Raj and Decentralised Planning in India — Bibliography — Index —

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