Call for Papers : National Seminar on "Human Resource Development : Emerging Challenges in Rural Areas"

Broad themes

i) Occupational structure of human resources in rural areas

ii) Growth of youth and women resources in rural areas

iii) Impact of social indicators on the development of human resources

iv) Measurement of Human Development Index at the state and district levels

v) Inter-state and intra-state comparison of social indicators

vi) HRD challenges in the implementation of rural development policies


a) Trends in the global position of India based on Human Development Index

b) Improvements in Human Poverty Index across the states in India

c) Inter-regional analysis of poverty alleviation programmes

d) Inter-state comparison of gender inequality indices

e) Progress and performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

f) Any other issue related to Rural Development with a focus on human resources

Call for Papers

Abstract of the paper not exceeding 500 words may be submitted in both soft and hard copies on or before 25 January, 2016 and full papers not exceeding 15 pages (A4 size in MS Word 12 Font) may be submitted on or before 8th February 2016 to the Seminar Director, Department of Rural Development, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur – 522 510, Andhra Pradesh. One author of the selected papers for presentation at the seminar will be paid sleeper class train charges.

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