ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Diasporic Resources, Community Interventions and Development

Reflections from a Village in Indian Punjab

Diasporic leadership was as important as diasporic resources in effecting the transformation of Chakar village in Punjab, now recognised as a model for rural development. Credibility, trust and constant mentoring by emigrants from the village inspired community participation, conflict-resolution, the creation of new institutions and the sustainability of development works.   

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Fourth Conference of the India Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence-Building Systems on “Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the History of India and Hopes for the Future” at Colorado College, US in June 2016.

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Updated On : 3rd Apr, 2017
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