The State of Andhra had a number of firsts to its credit. It was alphabetically the first. It was recommended by the JVP (Jawaharlal, Vallabhai, Pattabhi) Committee, but rejected by a Cabinet headed by Jawaharlal, where Vallabhai was the Home Minister. It was conceded due to the first Fast Unto Death that really resulted in death!

This report starts with a description of the methodology followed in the Wastewater Agriculture and Sanitation for Poverty Alleviation (WASPA) in Asia Project, including the overall project approach and some key concepts applied.

The Ministry of Rural Development in association with states/UTs conducts the BPL Census generally in the beginning of a Five Year Plan. The objective of the BPL Census is to identify the rural households living Below the Poverty Line who could be provided assistance under various programmes of the Ministry.

The development of water resources in A&N Islands requires an approach that is regional in scale and holistic in scope. Planning and management of water resources at a regional scale will increasingly demand an integrated overview of different types of hydrological data gathered from different sources.

Despite an accentuation of consumption inequality in recent years in Kerala, development in the social sector has been more or less equitable across districts. Kerala

This comprehensive Guidebook on Sustainable Economic Development in Conflict affected Environments synthesises that work and contributes to the current international efforts, in particular of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), to improve economic development approaches in these difficult conditions.

This study assesses the Five-Year Plans (FYPs) and relevant government policies adopted to garner India's climate change goals and priorities. It attempts to highlight key climate change concerns from a brief sector- specific analysis: examining it's impact on trade.

In order to decentralise the planning process, Article 243ZD of the Constitution of India directs states to constitute District Planning Committees which are responsible for formulating draft district plans by consolidating the plans of the panchayats and municipal bodies. This provision of the Constitution however, does not cover certain parts of the country.

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the painstaking task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning.

This briefing highlights the key issues facing the Indian forestry system. It identifies major priorities and actions to help the Indian forestry system develop sustainably and meet future national needs.