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Organisational Requirement of Village and Small Scale Industries

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In the Gandhian tradition of development, much emphasis has been laid on the development of infrastructure in rural areas and towards expansion of village and cottage industries. Special arrangement during the sixth Five Year Plan, was made to develop these industries under IRDP. However, Organization and Management are the two basics of any industrial set-up. In recent years it has often been complained that structural arrangements of village and cottage industries at both the government’s and entrepreneurs’ level are not satisfactory and the management had been very poor which has led to dismal performance of these industries. Prof. Mishra and Miss (Dr.) Kushal Sharma in the present study examine this problem empirically. With the help of case study method, they have first examined the action plan of the DIC and Alwar District in Rajasthan and have tried to evaluate the functioning of different organizations engaged in the task of expansion of village and small-scale industries. Finally based on the perception of officials and entrepreneurs, they have tried to identify the problem areas. The meaningful suggestions, they have put forward in the concluding Chapter, will certainly help the policy planners and implementing agencies in solving the problem of organizational requirements of village and small scale industries. It is likely to prove a highly useful book for researchers and students of rural development in general and village and small-scale industries in particular.


Prof. S.N. Mishra (b. 1942) is an eminent scholar of Political Science and Development Administration. After graduation from Patna University in 1964, he obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Political Sociology from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya in 1971. Before joining Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi in Oct. 1980, Prof. Mishra was on the faculty of Magadh University from Nov. 1964 to Sept. 1980 and taught Constitutional Law, Indian Political System and Development Administration to the post graduate students. Prof. Mishra, has more than a dozen Research books to his credit. He has also contributed more than hundred research papers to the edited volumes and prestigious journals published in India and abroad. He has successfully guided several students for their Ph.D. Degree and has organised several training programmes and seminars at IIPA. He has also conducted many evaluation and Impact studies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Dr. (Miss) Kushal Sharma (born 1956) took her M.A. Degree in Psychology in 1980 from Meerut University and Ph.D. from the same university in 1986. In 1980 Ms. Sharma, joined Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi as Research Associate where she is currently serving as a lecturer and engaged in the project ‘Evaluation of Socio-Economic Condition of Assignees of Ceiling Land (Haryana Karnataka and West Bengal)’. Apart from her book Handedness, Cognitive Abilities. Personality and Hemisphericity published by Mittal Publications and a dozen Research papers, Ms. Sharma has co-authored four books with Prof. Mishra. Her areas of interest are Clinical Psychology, Behavioural Studies and Rural Development.

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