Journal of Rural Development

Our Mission

To examine and analyse the factors contributing to the improvement of economic and social well-being of people in rural areas on a sustainable basis with focus on the rural poor and the other disadvantaged groups through research, action research and consultancy efforts.

To facilitate the rural development efforts with particular emphasis and focus on the rural poor by improving the knowledge,skills and attitudes of rural development officials and non-officials through organising training, workshops and seminars.

Information dissemination is an integral part of training and research activities. NIRD&PR is actively engaged in publishing and disseminating information on rural development. So far, NIRD&PR has published over 200 books and reports research monographs and occasional papers on various aspects of rural development.

Chief Editor : Dr. W.R. Reddy, IAS, Director General, NIRD&PR
ISSN : 0970-3357
Frequency : Quarterly
“Journal of Rural Development”

Journal of Rural Development (JRD) is published quarterly in March, June, September and December by the National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030

The Journal aims at promoting study and research in rural development. It seeks to uncover links between the social sciences and rural development and to forge and strengthen them where necessary.
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Volume 35, Issue 3, July-September 2016

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Table of Contents


Microfinance through Self-Help Groups and Financial Inclusion
D. Nagayya, Balla Appa Rao 341-375
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Health in Rural India:Towards a Comprehensive Health Index
Shilpa Chaudary 377-395
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Occupational Structure in Rural Uttar Pradesh:What Changes the Recent NSSO Show?
Nomita P. Kumar 397-420
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Socio-Economic Background and Use of Latrine in Rural India:An In-Depth Analysis
Mukesh, Kamal Pandey 421-434
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Tenancy and Agricultural Productivity in Southern India:Nature, Extent, Trends and Determinants
Uttam Deb, Soumitra Pramanik, Patan Elias Khan, Cynthia Bantilan 435-464
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Analysing Agriculture Extension Services for Media Mixes for Transfer of Technology
Sunita Raina, Hardeep Chahal, S. K. Kher 465-481
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Impact of Mobile Phone on Livelihood of Rural People
Balwant Singh Mehta 483-505
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Determinants of Sustainability of Microfinance Sector in India
Moususmi Singha Mahapatra, Swati Dutta 507-522
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