Contents: Preface. 1. Participation and empowerment: rhetoric and reality/R.R. Prasad. 2. Role of government, banks and PRIs in rural development/A.R. Patel. 3. Development of rural infrastructure in telecommunications/S.N. Mishra and Chaitali Pal. 4. Empowerment of women and marginalised groups in Panchayats/K. Siva Subrahmanyam. 5. Forest management technogies in rural India/K.K. Kaushal. 6. Theoretical concept of rural development/Sawalia Bihari Verma and K.K.C. Patro. 7. Women's self--help groups-kindling the spirit of entrepreneurship/Bharat Dogra. 8. Sustainable technology for rural development/Radhakrishna Rao. 9. National commission for women--an appraisal/Leena Mehendale. 10. Women welfare and social development/B.K. Pattanaik. 11. Female-headed households: a study/Ranjay Vardhan. 12. Meeting communication needs of rural women/J. Bhagyalakshmi. 13. Women in commercial poultry/Sawalia Bihari Verma. 14. Women's education and national development/K.K. Tiwari. 15. Women in agriculture/Souvik Ghosh. 16. Protecting the girl child: challenges before society/Vir Bala Aggarwal. 17. Women in development/J. Bhagyalakshmi. 18. Women and corporate leadership/L.P. Singh. 19. Status of women in India: a critique/S.C. Mital. 20. Status of women/Sawalia Bihari Verma. 21. Empowering women/Sakuntala Narasimhan. 22. Women's role in the Gram Sabha/Sakuntala Narasimhan. 23. Women's education: Harbinger of rural prosperity/B.L. Uniyal. 24. Women and entrepreneurship/Biplab Moitra. 25. Empowerment of women through literacy: an innovative experiment/C. Krishna Mohan Rao and B.V.V. Bala Krishna. 26. Empowerment of women through rural industrialisation--an Indian experience/G.K. Agrawal. 27. Child labour in India: a critique/S.B. Verma and Kamaleshwar Singh. 28. Child labour-the challenges ahead/Jayantilal Bhandari. 29. Child labour/Shantha Sinha. 30. Practical solutions to the child labour problem/Pramila H. Bhargava. 31. Child labour: issues and solutions/P. Anandharajakumar. 32. Panchayats and child labour/D.K. Giri. 33. Rural women entrepreneurship: constraints and strategies/G.T. Govindappa. 34. Panchayats and women/Nirmala Buch. 35. Self-help groups empower rural women/T.R. Gurumoorthy. 36. National social assistance programme/Sawalia Bihari Verma. 37. Towards sustainable development/S.P. Mittal. 38. Electronic media for agricultural and rural development/Shantanu Kumar, Uma Sah and Ajay Kumar Sah. 39. E-commerce: an overview in the Indian context/Subhashis Datta. 40. The internet/Vijay Mukhi and K. Pandyan. 41. Internet in India: an overview/Satyanarayana Patnaik and A. Saravanan. 42. Role of internet in strengthening democracy/J.V. Vilanilam. 43. Internet and rural development/Don Richardson. 44. Decentralisation: new agenda of the world bank/Anand Mathew. 45. Expenditure pattern and its impact on social development/K. Srinivasa Rao. 46. Role of education and social change/C. Jayanthi. 47. Literacy and social change/Navin Chandra Joshi. 48. Technology and banking: challenges ahead/Girija Upadhyaya. 49. The labouring child/Sawalia Bihari Verma. 50. Gender equality/Sawalia Bihari Verma and Shiv Kumar Singh. 51. Media coverage of violence against women/Sujata Madhok.
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