Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management comprehensively addresses the basic concepts, elements, paradigms, determinants, policy instruments, strategies, programs, and management of rural development. The book emphasizes, in particular, the pivotal role of human resources as both a means and an end of development. New pedagogical featuers have been added in the Third Edition, including 'Learning Outcomes' at the start of each chapter, and 'Main Points' summaries and 'Questions for Discussion' at the end of chapters.

Determinants of Rural Development

Determinants of rural development

Learning Outcomes

After having gone through this chapter, students should be able to

  • explain why ‘changes in output’ is considered as a proxy variable for ‘development’ and its limitations;
  • illustrate the role of land and water resources in India's development in general and agricultural development in particular;
  • identify the major attributes of human resources that significantly affect ‘development’;
  • define various forms of capital and their role in ‘development’;
  • illustrate the role of new agricultural technologies in agricultural development in India;
  • identify various forms of organisations and examine their role in India's rural development and
  • describe various conceptual and methodological problems in measuring and quantifying the relation between rural development and its determinants, and the lessons of a few empirical studies of the relationship.


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