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Rural India and the Emerging Developmental Challenges

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Although concerted efforts have been made by Government of India through several programs and policies for meeting the needs and requirements of the rural population of this country, but the basic issues like poverty, education, healthcare, employment and overall quality of life still cause concern for rural India. Significant funds have been allocated for rural development but recent development reports and numerous studies conducted across Indian villages reveal that there has not been corresponding improvement as far as the quality of life in rural India is concerned. This book, with a collection of the author’s selected articles published in leading rural development journal Kurukshetra, makes an attempt to provide a comprehensive under- standing about the different emerging issues and challenges, being faced by the country today in the context of sustainable growth of rural India. This book is expected to be useful for the social science scholars and policy-makers of rural India. 

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About the Author

Anupam Hazra (b. 1982) Presently Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work at Assam University, Silchar (Assam). Obtained Bachelor’s (2003) as well as Master’s Degree (2005) in Social Work from Visva Bharati University (Santiniketan), West Bengal; and is currently on the verge of completion of his doctoral research on ‘Rural Sanitation’ from Assam University. Prior to joining academic fraternity worked with international organization like Water Aid. His areas of academic and research interest include ‘Rural Development’, ‘Social Work Literature’ and ‘Development Policies’. Besides being the author of the book India’s Social Sector and Millennium Development Goals (Rawat Publications, 2013), contributed around hundred papers for edited books and leading social science journals. Introduced ‘Social Work Chronicle’ - an international referred journal, in 2012 and also associated with editorial board of several social science journals. Presented papers in international and national seminars and is actively involved in research and consultancy projects of different development organizations.

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