• Moneer Alam
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


For over past 60 years or even more, health has perhaps been among the few issues in India that has received unceasing attention from planners, policy makers, intellectuals and the political leadership. One of the earliest attempts in this direction was initiated years before the country gained independence from British rule in 1947. A committee—Health Survey and Development Committee—was constituted under the chairmanship of Sir Joseph Bhore as far back as 1943 to suggest measures for improvements in delivery of health care to a vast populace in the country, especially in rural areas. The network of primary and community health centres that exists now in most of the rural areas draws its origin from the recommendations of the Bhore Committee (1943–1946).


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  • Moneer Alam
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  1. 1.Institute of Economic GrowthDelhi UniversityDelhiIndia

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