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India's social sector and SDGs : problems and prospects

Author: R Govinda; Poornima M
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. ©2020
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This book explores the intersectional perspective of sustainable social development in key sectors, such as education and skill development, health and nutrition, gender concerns, and food security and agriculture in India. It delves into contemporary concerns of poverty, employment and inclusive growth, and social marginalisation and inequality. The volume brings together the contributions of various stakeholders  Read more...
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India's social sector and SDGs
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
(DLC) 2019019687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Govinda; Poornima M
ISBN: 0367341824 9781000487626 1000487628 9781000492491 1000492494 9781000497366 1000497364 9780367341824
OCLC Number: 1099541777
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 334 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Yoginder. K. Alagh Preface List of Figures and Tables List of AbbreviationsContributors Part I. Introduction 1. Social Sector Development in India: An OverviewRangachar Govinda Part II. SDG: Process and Outcome 2. Reflections on Sustainable Development Goals from the Perspective of Developing Countries: Transformative Change or Business as Usual?Mitu Sengupta Part III. Education and Skill Development 3. School Education in India and SDGs: Issues and Challenges Preet Rustagi, Swati Dutta and Deeksha Tayal 4. Knowledge, Skills and Sustainable Development: Role of Higher EducationN. V. Varghese 5. Challenges Beyond Schooling: Skilling Youth to Realise the Goal of Vocational Education and Training in IndiaSantosh Mehrotra and Vinay Swarup Mehrotra Part IV. Health, Nutrition and Food Security 6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 in the Indian Context: The Policy-Action IncoherenceT. Sundararaman and Alok Ranjan 7. Public Health Policies: Generating Revenues or Relief?Imrana Qadeer 8. Macro-Masking of Micro Realities: Access to Food and Nutrition among TribalsNitin Tagade and R. S. Deshpande9. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in IndiaMondira Bhattacharya and Ankita Goyal Part V. Gender Equality 10. Gender and Sustainable Development Goals Suneeta Dhar 11. Women's Work Participation and Maternity Protection Conundrum in India: Call for High-Priority InterventionsLakshmi Lingam Part VI. Poverty, Employment and Inequality 12. Are We Really Concerned About Employment: Some Reflections on India's Current Macroeconomic Policy RegimePraveen Jha 13. Exploring the Relationship between Economic Growth, Employment and Education in Indian States Mona Khare 14. Elite Dominance and Rising Inequality in IndiaZoya Hasan 15. Thinking Samata at the SDG MomentManoranjan Mohanty Part VII. Conclusion 16. Making India's Development Inclusive: Centrality of Education and HealthMuchkund Dubey Index
Responsibility: edited by Rangachar Govinda and Poornima M.

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This book explores the intersectional perspective of sustainable social development in key sectors, such as education and skill development, health and nutrition, gender concerns, and food security and agriculture in India. It delves into contemporary concerns of poverty, employment and inclusive growth, and social marginalisation and inequality. The volume brings together the contributions of various stakeholders from academia, research organisations, NGOs and policymakers to address social-sector issues and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Indian context. It reflects on policies, strategies and performance in the context of Constitutional goals and the commitment to global SDGsand examines the character and contours of social development in the country. Comprehensive and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners of development studies, political studies, sociology and development economics.

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