Dec 22, 2014
The book discusses how the law and order issues are linked with the development problems faced by the marginalised social groups in Naxal areas.
Countering Naxalism with Development
Editor: Santosh Mehrotra
Publisher: SAGE Publications
New Delhi: The book presents an authentic assessment and presentation of the human development and security challenges faced by districts of the country that have a high concentration of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Countering Naxalism with Development is contributed by a group of profoundly knowledgeable and experienced persons commonly known as the Expert Group.
The various chapters of the book discuss how the law and order issues of the situation are inextricably intertwined with the development problems faced by the marginalised social groups of some 200 districts in the country affected by Naxalism.
Dr Santosh Mehrotra is currently Professor of Economics, Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to this, he was the Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi, the only research institute of the Planning Commission, Government of India. He was first Head of Rural Development Division, and then Head, Development Policy Division, Planning Commission, from 2006 to 2009. He was one of the authors of India’s 11th Five-Year Plan (2007–12) and of the 12th Plan, and also led the team on the India Human Development Report 2011