Development is a human centred process. It is multidimensional, value laden concept, total, qualitative, quantitative in nature that entails social, economic, political, material, legal, administrative, psychological, cultural values on which the full development of human in the society depends.
Development is a human centred process. It is multidimensional, value laden concept, total, and both qualitative and quantitative in nature that entails social, economic, political, material, legal, administrative, psychological and cultural values on which the full development of human behaviour and self-respect of man in the society depends. Anjali Kurane (2005) says "development means increase in material wealth through productivity, increase in social well-being through education, health, improvement in social content of the human life, community feeling, music, art, safety, freedom, opportunity, sense of participation in local, regional and national affairs, depending on the individual interest and preferences". In (2009) she says "Development means growth of human capabilities and freedom and meaningful participation in each and every aspect of life". Edelman and Haugerud (2005) Development is an urgent global challenge and a vibrant theoretical field; the development questions lie at the discipline's theoretical and ethnographic core. India is harbours multiple tribal groups, constitute about eight per cent of the country's population. Social exclusion has caused the backwardness among the communities. Constitution of India has enshrined several protective measures for development of the tribes and has attempted to foster their social and economic development. But the expected level of development has not reached and failed to narrow the gap between the tribal and the rest of the population. Tribal development poses a challenge to the policy makers, administrators, social workers. There must be something wrong either with the direction of achieving development, functioning of development programs, or with the tribal people themselves. This panel will explore these different perspectives.