Author: Jos C Raphael
Publisher: Anmol Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812610502X
The present work is an empirical study on decentralized planning in India. The major chapters are: Introduction; Decentralised Planning in Karnataka; Decentralised Planning in Kerala; Operational Aspects of Decentralisation and Planning in Kerala; The Comparison; Synthesis, Findings and Recent Developments; etc.
Decentralised planning is a system through which planning process is brought close to the people who are ultimate target for the development. It is a multi-level planning system in which planning is attempted at different political, administrative and executive levels, so that there is greater integration between the development needs and priorities of smaller areas (macro-region) and different socio-economic classes with the regional, state and district level.
Besides the academic value, this book will prove of utmost use for policy planners and administrators.