Rangachar Govinda, Poornima M.
November 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 420 Pages - 39 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367341800 - CAT# K441001
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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 marginalization 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 SDGs as well as examine the character and contours of social development in the country.
Comprehensive and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of development studies, political studies, sociology and development economics as also to policymakers and practitioners.
Foreword by Yoginder. K. Alagh
List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Part I. Introduction
1. Social Sector Development in India: An Overview
Part II. SDG: Process and Outcome
2. Reflections on Sustainable Development Goals from the Perspective of Developing Countries: Transformative Change or Business as Usual?
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 Education
N. V. Varghese
5. Challenges Beyond Schooling: Skilling Youth to Realise the Goal of Vocational Education and Training in India
Santosh 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 Incoherence
T. Sundararaman and Alok Ranjan
7. Public Health Policies: Generating Revenues or Relief?
8. Macro-Masking of Micro Realities: Access to Food and Nutrition among Tribals
Nitin Tagade and R. S. Deshpande
9. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in India
Mondira Bhattacharya and Ankita Goyal
Part V. Gender Equality
10. Gender and Sustainable Development Goals
11. Women’s Work Participation and Maternity Protection Conundrum in India: Call for High-Priority Interventions
Part VI. Poverty, Employment and Inequality
12. Are We Really Concerned About Employment: Some Reflections on India’s Current Macroeconomic Policy Regime
13. Exploring the Relationship between Economic Growth, Employment and Education in Indian States
14. Elite Dominance and Rising Inequality in India
15. Thinking Samata at the SDG Moment
Part VII. Conclusion
16. Making India’s Development Inclusive: Centrality of Education and Health