West Bengal Today: A Fresh Look
West Bengal Today: A Fresh Look covers the prevalent social, economic and demographic features of the State. Such diverse issue as population growth and its components with special reference to both internal and international migration, agricultural progress and rural development, and reforms, industrialization and urbanisation have been discussed in this volume. Attention has also been focussed on small-scale industries, economic problems of Sunderbans, tourism in West Bengal and the prospects of extensive generation of electricity in the state in order to meet its industrial requirements. Inclusion of topics on scheduled castes population and tribals enriches the scope and variety of the subjects. It also provides an excellent overview of such issues as transport sector with an emphasis on road transport system. The progmatic policy of the State Government has resulted in significant expansion of education, particularly primary and non-formal education. Poverty alleviation, resource mobilisation and budgeting are inter alia, included in the scope of the book. No doubt, the present volume will be found useful equally by policy planners, the economists, the administrators and research scholars.
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