This is a Hindi version of India Rural development Report 2013-14 published by Orient BlackSwan.
India is a large country with significant social, cultural and ecological diversity reflected in the realities of its rural society and developmental processes. The economic policies and developmental initiatives since independence, pursued largely from a common national perspective, have helped in the political and economic integration of various states and regions. Inter-regional differences nevertheless persist and the disparities have significantly changed in the last six decades. Regions have transformed and have become more complex, with disparities now visible even at a sub-regional level.
This Report explores certain facets of rural transformations in their regional contexts. It brings together existing research by eminent scholars who have done extensive work on regional disparities on the following themes:
Natural resource endowments and groundwater irrigation
Backwardness within regions and districts
Market integration and development of commodity markets
Inclusion of dalits and adivasis in the business economy
Social movements and regions
The Report goes beyond studying regional disparities and constructs regional typologies in order to formulate policy. This is because it has become clear that ?one-size-fits-all? policies do not work. The emergence of new regions requires appropriate policy changes to accommodate diverse needs and aspirations