This book is a felicitation volume in honour of P. Dayal, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Patna University, Patna and former ViceChancellor of Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, India. The book comprises of two on volumes. Volume one consists of regional resources and Volume two development patterns. Both these volumes reflect the interest of Professor Dayal.
Volume one contains topics like resource concept, resource development, agriculture and green revolution, mineral resources as a source of planning for economic development, development of mineral resources in South East Resource Region, coal resources, human resources and transport resources. This volume elaborates distribution, development, problems of resource use and conservation of renewable and nonrenewable resources, and synthesizes dimensions of development including geopolitics, rural household incomes, urban, industrial and transport development and culminates to integrated watershed management.
Volume two comprises of missing social conscience in development resources, geopolitics, resources and development, techniques for regional delimitation, rural household incomes, iron and cotton textile industry, regional structure of industries, transport and economic development, rural service centres, metropolitan Hyderabad, typology of market centres, dynamics of development, Standard Urban Area, backwardness of a region and integrated watershed management. It emphasizes varieties of resource processes as basics of development.
Both the volumes are interrelated as two sides of the same coin: the one is the spatial process and the other is the spatial patterns.
About Author :
Professor L.N. Ram is the former Head of the Department of Geography, and was also Principal of Patna College. He is former ProVice Chancellor and ViceChancellor of Patna University, Patna, India.
Prof. Baleshwar Thakur is the former Head of the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and former ViceChancellor of Lalit Narain Mithila University, Darbhanga, India.