About the Book
Poverty can be defined as a social phenomenon in which a section of the society is unable to fulfill even its basic necessities of life. Poverty has many causes, some of them very basic. Some experts suggest, for instance, that the world has too many people, too few jobs, and not enough food. But such basic causes are quite intractable and not easily eradicated. Unemployment occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work. During periods of recession, an economy usually experiences a relatively high unemployment rate. Rural employment means employment opportunity in rural areas. The present book highlights, considers and discusses various contemporary issues of development. It is hoped that the present edition of this book will be beneficial to all concerned of the society, in general and students, lawyers, advocates, academicians, human rights institutions, researchers and NGOs working in developmental studies/economics field, in particular.
Contents of the book are Poverty, Unemployment, Sustainable development, Microfinance, Rural-Urban Migration, Rural Development, Social Welfare Programme, Self-Help Group, Non-Government Organization, Urban Development, Women Empowerment, Cottage Industries, Tribal Welfare, Urban Slum, Foreign Direct Investment, Population Exploitation, Industrialisation, Economic Sectors: Overview, Foreign Direct Investment, Balance of Payment, Foreign Aid, and Illegal Trade.
About the Authors
Dr. Pallab Kanti Ghoshal (M.Com. MBA, Ph.D) is an Associate Professor in Commerce working in Bir Bikram Memorial College, Government of Tripura. He was graduated and did his Masters in Commerce from University of Calcutta and did his Masters in Business Administration in Finance Area from Madurai Kamraj University. He has done a valuable research on Traditional Brick Industry and awarded the Ph.D Degree from Tripura (Central) University. He has in his credit many articles and research publications in different fields of Finance & Management. He is also the author of ‘The Prospects and Problems of Brick Industry.’
Dr. Sukanta Sarkar (MA, PhD) is working as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Management Studies, ICFAI University, Agartala Tripura. He did bachelor, master degree and doctorate in Economics. He qualified UGC-NET Exam in December/2006. He presented many research papers in various seminars, conferences and symposiums. Various research papers have been published in foreign and national journals. He also previously worked as visiting lecturer in National Institute of Technology, Agartala and Tripura University. He has research interest in various topics like agricultural crisis, rural development, women empowerment, sustainable development and social problems. He has edited and reference books relating to Corruption, Human trafficking, Orphan children, Rubber plantation, Corporate social responsibility, Handicraft workers, Deforestation, Environmental pollution, Agrarian economics, Illegal trafficking, Environmental Science, Autonomous District Council & Tribal Welfare, Monetary economics, Economics of Labour and Industry, Women rights, Women politics, Minority rights and Social security.