Synopses & Reviews
Under the National Democratic Alliance rule—led by the charismatic Chief Minister Nitish Kumar—Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, has seen a spectacular turnaround since 2006. Analyzing this recent resurgence in Bihar and demonstrating that policy options in the medium term are highly limited, this book outlines the concept of Navodaya Shahars—or new age rural-urban habitats—based on a new agenda to converge ownership of assets by poor households, find feasible solutions for services, and lay a solid foundation for identity and livelihood with dignity.
About the Author
Harsh Singh has served in the Indian Economic Service for a decade, and is a former program advisor for the United Nations Development Program India. He is the author of Creating Vibrant Public-Private-Panchayat Partnership for Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Governance.