Dr. Megha Phansalkar
Genre: Non-Fiction; Pages 80; Paperback: Rs 175
‘Change to Change’ is an exhortation to change oneself in order to bring about change in life. This book narrates the journey which the people of Mahalunge undertook to transform their backward, unhygienic and poor village into a hygienic, modern & progressive one. It’s a live example of how a government scheme when lapped up by the right people in the right spirit achieves exactly what it is designed for. A true account of how they did things differently and successfully. Exactly what India needs to replicate in every corner to become a developed country! It is a tribute to all such community efforts being made across the State of Maharashtra, to share their experiences, a documentation of the practices adopted by its people towards its own betterment. It serves as an example where all modern management techniques like initiative, leadership, teamwork, profit sharing, SWOT analysis, resource deployment, benchmarking, knowledge sharing etc were put into practice by barely literate villagers who were driven by only one agenda `sustainable development.’ More importantly, the villagers didn’t stop after realizing their dream, but they kept on improving their own performance. The book aims to give an insight to the policy makers, implementation agencies and other stakeholders involved in the process of community development through community participation. It hopes to bring about the required change in the approach and mindset of people in order to change the present.