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Indian Economy
Issues in Development & Planning and Sectoral Aspects
 
Uma Kapila
 
Paper Back Book ;  Pages : 490
5th Edition 2007 ; ISBN - 81-7188-611-6
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About The Book :

Designed for use in undergradguate courses in Indian Economy, the book covers the entire course content of B.A.(Pass), B.Com. (Pass) and Honours (Subsidiary) courses of University of Delhi. The first part of the book discusses issues in ' Development and Planning' with reference to India, covering Colonialism and Underdevelopment, Factors in Development, Capital Formation, Demographic Factors, Problems of Planning and Developments, Industrial Policy, Relative Roles of Public and Private Sector, Saving and Investment, Mobilisation of Resources for the plans, and a broad review of Planning upto the Ninth Five Year Plan.
In the Second part of the book, the discussion is on sectoral aspect of the Indian Economy viz, Agriculture : Problems of Productivity, Technology, Green Revolution, Land Reforms, Rural Credit, Marketing, and India's Food Security System; Industry : Growth and Diversification in Indian Industry, Relative Roles of Cottage, Small and Large Industries, Role of Foreign Capital and Multinationals, and Industrial Finance; External Sector : Changing Structure of India's Foreign Trade in the Post-Independence Period, and Trends in Balance of Payments.
The Subject of Inflation with reference to India has also been exhaustively discussed and analysed.

 

CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

Part -I 
Issues In Development & Planning
 
1. Economic Growth and Economic Development
2. Underdevelopment and the Nature of the Indian Economy
3. Colonialism and Underdevelopment in India
4. The Factors in Development
5. Capital Formation
6. Population and Economic Development
7. Problem of Unemployment in India
8. Economic Planning in India : Objectives and Strategy
9. Financing the Plans : Mobilisation of Resources
10. Saving and Investment in Indian Economy
11. A Broad Review of Planning in India.
12. Poverty in India
13. Industrial Policy
14. Public Sector in the Indian Economy
15. Economic Reforms : Macro Economic Stabilisation and Structural Reforms
 
Part - II 
Sectoral Analysis of Indian Economy
 
16. Agriculture : The Problem of Productivity
17. Land Reforms
18. New Technology in Indian Agriculture and the Green Revolution
19. Farm Mechanisation and Choice of Appropriate Technology
20. Agricultural Finance in India
21. Agricultural Marketing in India
22. Agricultural Labour in India
23. India’s Food Security System
24. Industrial Growth in India
25. Small Scale and Cottage Industries
26. Foreign Capital and Multinational Corporations
27. Industrial Finance.
28. Foreign Trade
29. Balance of Payments
30. Price Behaviour and Price Policies in India
         

THE AUTHOR :

Uma Kapila

Uma Kapila, author/editor of several other books, has taught Indian Economy to undergraduate students for forty two years. She recently retired as Reader from the Department of Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi. Presently she is Senior Editor, Academic Foundation.
As a teacher-fellow at the center for advanced studies, Delhi School of Economics (1976-79), Mrs. Kapila completed her Ph.D. on " Oilseeds Economy of India. " she has also served on the Planning Commission Study Group on " Agricultural Strategies in the Eastern Region of India for the seventh Five Year Plan" (Perspective planning Division). 
Dr. (Mrs.) Uma Kapila is the author of the book "Oilseeds Economy of India" (1982) published by the Institute of Economic Growth under their series " Studies in Economic Development and Planning". She is the editor of the widely read book entitled "Indian Economy Since Independence", currently into its eleventh edition. She also edited five volume on Indian Economy entitled Recent Development in India Economy with special reference to Structural Reforms. She is, presently, Co-edited with Mr. Raj Kapila, book series on economic developments and on banking and financial sectors developments.

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