This book undertakes to analyse briefly the idea underlying development and present empirical contributions that have effectively ameliorated the lot of the people of underdeveloped region. The essays have been contributed by scholars belonging to natural sciences, social sciences, agricultural scientists and ecologists etc. the empirical studies have demonstrated the fruitful ways of stimulating development. It has also demonstrated that now one-sided development of a limited nature has created problems for the other co-existing facets of community life of the region as a whole. The overall contribution of this book is expected to create a better awareness about the various inter-related facets of development and about the connected illeffect of concentrating on a limited goal of development.