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.

Strategies for Sustainable Development

Strategies for sustainable development

Learning Outcomes

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

  • define and illustrate the term ‘strategy’ in the context of development;
  • define the concept of sustainability and differentiate between ‘strong sustainability’ and ‘weak sustainability’;
  • define the term ‘sustainable development’, and explain why it should be the supreme goal of public policy;
  • identify the major indicators of non-sustainable development;
  • describe India's major strategies of rural development followed in the past and their merits and demerits and
  • illustrate the basic elements of an ideal strategy of sustainable development.


According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, a strategy is a long-term plan of action designed to achieve a particular ‘goal’, most often ‘winning’. Strategy is differentiated from ‘tactics’ or immediate actions with resources at hand by ...

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