Rural Development: Administration and Planning AKTU PDF Notes EBook Download for BTech 4th Year KHU701 & KHU801

This comprehensive E-Book is designed to help you excel in the Rural Development: Administration and Planning course (KHU701 / KHU801) for B.Tech (3rd Year) at Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU).

Key Features:

  • Covers all five units of the latest AKTU syllabus.
  • Presents complex concepts in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner.
  • Includes crucial definitions and terminology.
  • Provides access to previous years’ question papers and important exam questions.

Syllabus Breakdown:

UnitTopics (Number of Lectures)
IRural Planning & Development (8)
IIPanchayati Raj & Rural Administration (8)
IIIRural Development Programmes (8)
IVHuman Resource Development in Rural Sector (8)
VRural Industrialization and Entrepreneurship (8)

Detailed Unit Descriptions:

Unit I: Rural Planning & Development (8 Lectures)

  • Concepts of Rural Development
  • Basic Elements of Rural Development
  • Importance of Rural Development for Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Overview of Policies and Programmes for Rural Development
    • Programs in the Agricultural Sector
    • Programs in Social Security
    • Programs in the Social Sector

Unit II: Panchayati Raj & Rural Administration (8 Lectures)

  • Administrative Structure: Bureaucracy and Administrative Structure
  • Emergence and Growth of Panchayati Raj Institutions in India
  • People and Panchayati Raj
  • Financial Organizations in Panchayati Raj Institutions
    • Structure of Rural Finance
    • Government & Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) / Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
    • Concept of Self-Help Groups

Unit III: Rural Development Programmes (8 Lectures)

  • Historical Experiments in Rural Development
    • Sriniketan Experiment
    • Gurgaon Experiment
    • Martandam Experiment
    • Baroda Experiment
    • Firkha Development Scheme
    • Etawah Pilot Project
    • Nilokheri Experiment
  • Approaches to Rural Community Development by Thinkers like Tagore and Gandhi

Unit IV: Human Resource Development in Rural Sector (8 Lectures)

  • Need for Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Elements of HRD in Rural Sector
  • Dimensions of HRD for Rural Development
    • Health
    • Education
    • Energy
    • Skill Development & Training
    • Nutritional Status and Access to Basic Amenities
    • Population Composition

Unit V: Rural Industrialization and Entrepreneurship (8 Lectures)

  • Concept of Rural Industrialization
  • Gandhian Approach to Rural Industrialization
  • Appropriate Technology for Rural Industries
  • Entrepreneurship and Rural Industrialization
    • Problems and Diagnosis of Rural Entrepreneurship in India, with a Special Focus on Women Entrepreneurship
  • Development of Small Entrepreneurs in India
  • Need for and Scope of Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas

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