The authors have tried to analyse the basic constraints in implementation of programmes designed for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the deprived sections of our population. The broad definition of backward classes covers Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, denotified tribes and other backward classes.
This book brings together articles written for different professional and academic journals, and is organized in three sections. In the first, the authors have analysed the causes of backwardness and have examined the policies and programmes which are being implemented for the welfare of the backward classes. The next part contains field studies of backward class housing and hostels. The last section deals with conceptualization of social welfare organizations and management processes for their effective management. The authors have also attempted an analysis of M.B.O. strategy in relation to its applicability in the management of welfare organizations.