ISBN: 8175413220 Publisher:Shipra Publications Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 238 pages Year of Publication: 2006
The book develops a new insight into the evolution of economic planning, and water and power policy in India during the period immediately preceding independence. It brings to light lesser known facts about the Central Government's Water and Power Policy and highlights the fact that the Post-War Reconstruction Plan of 1942-47 led to the initiation of economic planning in India. Similarly, the new water and power policy initiated as a part of Post-War Reconstruction Plan led to some basic decisions related to the planned development of water and power resources in the country. The book analyzes Dr. Ambedkar's views on economic development and planning and relates how he left the stamp of his profound scholarship, scientific and humanistic approach on India's Post-War Economic Plan, and Water and Power Policy. Given the ongoing discussion on the question of inter-state water disputes and alternative ways of harnessing water resources in the country, the book will be of use to students of economic history, policy makers and to those interested in the study of Dr. Ambedkar.
Sukhadeo Thorat Sukhadeo Thorat is a Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, he is the Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. He has written extensively on the problem of Dali8ts, caste discrimination, Ambedkarís economic thinking, human right issues, agricultural development, rural poverty, rural labour and child labour, problem of slums. He has published seven books and about forty articles in national and international journals.