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BOOK A 27-volume survey tells you all about rural India

timely documentOn rural IndiaPHOTO: AFP
timely documentOn rural IndiaPHOTO: AFP

With over 72 per cent of the Indian population living in 638,588 villages, nobody can undermine the importance of rural India. But rural India is also a space of constant flux, and is often ignored by mainstream media. All these make the Survey of Rural India by Gyan Publication a timely document. It compiles information under 175 rubrics about each Community Development Block in the country. Administration, literacy, sources of irrigation, age-wise data, languages, disabled population are only a few of these rubrics.

The complete set costs Rs. 90,000. The sheer heft of the survey reflects the size and significance of rural India. The survey has been authored by N. Seshagiri, a doctorate in computers and telecom from the Indian Institute of Science in 1964. He founded the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in 1975 and was its director-general till 2000. For details, visit: http://www.gyanbooks.com

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