Rural industry in India. Policy perspectives, past performance and future options

Examines the potential of rural industries to create gainful employment and decentralized development.


The rural industry continues to play a significant role in the expansion of employment, improvement in productivity and earnings, and poverty reduction in many non-industrialized countries; this is particularly the case in India. The present book brings together all the available evidence on the policy on and working of the rural industrial sector in India, based on published research and primary source material.