Rural development practices in SAARC countries
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Rural development practices in SAARC countries some innovative cases by Rama Bashyal

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Published by Richa Bashyal in Kathmandu .
Written in English


  • Rural development projects -- South Asia -- Case studies

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Case studies of the some of the rural development programs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 90).

StatementRama Bashyal.
GenreCase studies
LC ClassificationsHN655.2.A-ZC6 (H8)+
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. ;
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23208991M
ISBN 109789937208970
LC Control Number2009341536

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Agriculture & Rural Development have received maximum attention from SAARC as it is the backbone of South Asian economy. Seminars and training courses covering practically all aspects of rural development including regional planning, poverty focused development, rural energy, design of agricultural projects, local level planning, inter-country comparisons, appropriate technology, disaster management, rural child development, rural sociology, peoples participation, rural water supply. The Relevance SAARC accounts for a quarter of the global population (roughly bn) Agriculture is the Source of Livelihood for 51% of the South Asians 42% of South Asia’s landmass is under agricultural operation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 2. Details of cooperation focusing on rural development is here SAARC Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting. SAARC Agriculture/ Food Ministers are meeting time to time to guide the cooperation process under the TCARD and other mechanisms related to Agriculture, Rural Development and Food Security matters.   In agricultural and rural development SAARC has attained much as it focuses on agricultural development so as to provide food security to all. The development in the areas of economic and trade is noticeable. They even lay much emphasis on the common platform for science and technology co-operation.

The efforts of the countries of South Asia, were successful, when the South Asian association for regional cooperation was formally launched in December with the specific aim of promoting regional economic cooperation among the seven member States— India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. SAARC was founded by seven countries in It is a geopolitical and economic organization founded with the objective of achieving self-reliance and promoting greater collaboration in different fields among South Asian nations. Download PDF. For UPSC , follow BYJU'S.   Rural development continues to be a high priority in both developed and developing countries. Inadequate living standards in rural areas can threaten a nation’s food supply. Rural residents are often the caretakers of a nation’s natural resources and lack of development can lead to the destruction of those resources. 5. Economic development through connectivity and culture: Promotion of SAARC cultural and religious tourism. Develop a concept to promote heritage friendly tourism in the region; Connect the capitals and heritage cities by air/road; Inter-linking of cities of cultural importance among the SAARC countries (Eg.

A team comprising of Dr. Mian Sayeed Hassan (Director, SAC), and Dr. Younis Ali (Senior Technical Officer and Project Coordinator) visited the SDF (SAARC Development Fund) funded project on 25 October at Kapasia, Gazipur to follow up and monitoring the activities implemented by Rural Development Academy (RDA). development, spelling out, at the same time, the problems faced by SAARC. One has to recognize the political forces contributing to wide provision of social services that took different forms at different times in member countries.   Aiming to provide a comprehensive single volume that addresses salient issues and practices in rural development, the book covers themes ranging from sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, strategic environmental assessment, renewable energy, rural financial resources, assessment of protected areas to statistics for rural development policy. SAARC countries, in general, need assistance in all these fields owing mainly to their weaker economies. Observers, having closer relationship with SAARC members, may be instrumental in meeting these challenges. - Eds. ] In the past 26 years, owing to joint efforts of member countries, SAARC has made some progress, and a commendable achievement.