The book is the first of its kind to present an accurate picture of the Welfare Schemes introduced by the Central and State Government of Odisha and their implementation, management alongwith the development of Cultural Tourism in the district of Ganjam. For the socio-economic upliftment of the rural poor, the Government has implemented many welfare schemes like Indira Awas, Mamata, Annapurna, Mission Shakti, Jalanidhi, Swatcha Bharat, Ujjala, old age pension, etc.
Both pros and cons of these schemes have been studied in this book very impartially and critically. The beneficiaries were interviewed to ascertain to what extent they have been exploited by the middle man and the govt. officials. To sum up the balance sheet of Welfare Scheme Management and Cultural Tourism in Orissa, it may appear appropriate to say that as in many other parts in India so too in Ganjam certain welfare schemes were quite helpful for the socio and economic upliftment of the rural poor even though the exploitations of the middle man and officials was conspicuous.
This book will be appreciated by the teachers, researchers, tourists, policy makers and the general readers who are interested to know the different aspects of the Welfare Scheme Management and Cultural Tourism in Orissa.