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Volume 3, Issue 12

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Volume 3, Issue 12

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1) An Assessment of Ministry Of Lands, Survey and Town Planning As an Agency for Government Revenue Generation in Jos Metropolis.
Author’s Details:(1) Ali, Andesikuteb Yakubu,(1) Vivan Ezra Lekwot,(2) Danjuma, Andembutop Kwesaba, (1) Sohotden, Christopher Daniel And (3) Mudi, Anayib 
(1) Dept of Geography and Planning University Of Jos, Nigeria-(2) Department Of Geography Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria-(3) Federal College of Forestry, Jos

Abstract:The study was carried out to assess the revenue generation activities of Plateau State Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Jos, it utilized and reviewed 2008-2013 budgets of Plateau State Government. The results show that Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning is among the top three (3) key ministries with great capacity to generate revenue for the state government after the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service. The research has also revealed that ongoing reforms in the ministry are capable of putting it in position to overcome the bottlenecks that had persistently crippled the revenue generation capacity of the ministry in the years that past. It recommends among other things that delays in the implementation of the reforms which were thought to be responsible for the dip in revenues in some years should be eliminated to make the ministry achieve her objectives and become the most profitable in Plateau state.
Keywords: Revenue Generation, Land Resources, Town Planning, Land survey, Budgets
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2) Policy Options In Vietnam’s Current Context.
Author’s Details: Bui Trinh[1] and Nguyen Tri Dzung[2] [1] National Account Department of Vietnam,[2] Department of Economic Affairs,Vietnam Office of the National Assembly

Abstract:Recently, there have been ideas of experts and specialised agencies that Vietnam’s aggregate demand management policy should be further promoted, and that there should be measures to increase the aggregate demand. In reality, the level of impacts of demand in short term depends on the supplying capacity of the economy. If the capacity is low, the aggregate demand stimulation may lead to the increase in commodity prices and trade deficit, and the actual output may not change much. Conversely, if Vietnam’s potential growth rate is improved, it will be possible that the final aggregate demand stimulation will actually augment the output, as mentioned in Keynes’ theory. This research quantifed the influence of domestic final demand side factors on output, import, value added based on 2 Vietnam’s input output tables (I/O table). A specific calculation of impacts of factors of demand on output, outcome, and import carried out for a clearer picture of pervasiveness of final aggregate demand toward production can be considered an important base for our policy recommendation.
Keywords: Policy; economic, Input – output table; Final demand; Income; Impact.
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3) Quality circle technique in tertiary health care system: A Sustainability model.
Author’s Details: (1)Thakre SB, (2)Thakre SS, (3)Niswade A
1Deputy superintendent and associate professor in Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, India 2 Associate professor in Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India 3Dean, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India Corresponding Author: Dr Subhash B Thakre, Pot No. 9 Swami Swarupanand Society, Narendra Nagar, Nagpur, India.

Objectives: To find out important administrative/human resource problems, barrier may exist and role of quality circle in improvement of quality of sanitation at tertiary health care system.Study design: Observational descriptive case study Study setting: In August 2014, a study was initiated to establish quality circles in a 1407-bed tertiary care hospital in Central India. After the administrative process and a pilot study, experimental units began implementing the quality circle program in September 2014. After exploring many problems related to patient care it was decided to address poor hospital sanitation as it was felt an important issue. Study participants: All full time permanent workers willing to participate in the study as a group member and one of the member was elected as group leader.  

Main outcome: Effective functioning of quality circle, tremendous improvement in ambiance in terms of floor, side walls, toilet and hospital waste management assessed by qualitative means- observations and feedback.Results: Majority 98.5% of the hospital problems were of C and D category.  Predominant problem was poor sanitation, poor hospital waste management and robotic work pattern.   It was decided to form quality circles for well-defined problem so that with the help of facilitator and group leaders were able to solve problem with full participation.  At this juncture there is “no foul smell no filth”.  Waste is properly collected and disposed of. Focus group discussion with different circle reveals work satisfaction.   Discussion with other staff said that “tremendous improvement in all aspect of hospital environment”.  However; it was a converse situation in non-quality circle areas.
Key words: Quality circle, hospital, management, sanitation
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4) The Life and Educational Works of Mary S. Marot from 1900-1920
Author’s Details: Jeroen Staring1, Jerry Aldridge2, Ed Bouchard3
Dr Jeroen Staring teaches mathematics at secondary schools in The Netherlands. His 2005 Medical Sciences dissertation describes the life, work and technique of F. Matthias Alexander. In 2013 he successfully defended a second dissertation, on the early history of the NYC Bureau of Educational Experiments. 2Dr Jerry Aldridge is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a former representative to the United Nations for the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP). He has published extensively on progressive education and women’s issues. Before returning to Birmingham, Alabama recently, he lived in Jakarta, Indonesia and New York City.

3Ed Bouchard M-AmSAT is a teacher the Alexander Technique since 1979, is co-author of Kinesthetic Ventures: Informed by the work of FM Alexander, Stanislavski, Peirce & Freud. He contributed to the 2000 US Government National Reading Panel report on the scientific evidence supporting cognitive strategy instruction and is currently writing a biography of Benjamin Drake Wright.
While much of what has been written about the life and works of Helen Marot involved her work as Secretary of the New York City branch of the Women’s Trade Union League, little has been written about Mary S. Marot, Helen’s oldest sister, founding mother of the New York City Visiting Teacher program and initiator of the School Records programs. Even less is known about the influence of Mary Marot on educational renewal and progressive education. Yet, throughout the first two decades of the 20th century, Mary Marot was involved in political, social, as well as educational endeavors. The purpose of this case study is to describe the life and educational works of Mary Marot during this period, which have been underreported in the literature.
Key words:
Alice Barrows Fernandez (1878-1954), Harriet Merrill Johnson (1867-1934), Helen Marot (1866-1940), Mary S. Marot (1861-1938), Elizabeth Roemer (c. 1870-1961), Elsa Ueland (1888-1980), Bureau of Educational Experiments, Carson College for Orphan Girls, Public Education Association of the City of New York, Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike, Visiting Teachers, Women’s Trade Union League.
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5) Impact Of Lamingo Dam On The Socio-Economic Activities Of The People In Jos Area Of Plateau State, Nigeria.
Author’s Details: *Vivan Ezra Lekwot¹, Umuze Anita¹, Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu¹, Antipas Gabriel Ryeshak² And Danjuma Andembutop Kwesaba³.
¹Department Of Geography And Planning, University Of Jos, Nigeria.²Department Of Geology And Mining,University Of Jos, Nigeria.³Department Of Geography,Benue State University, Makurdi,  Nigeria. *Corresponding Author:

This study examines the socio-economic impact of Lamingo dam on the residents of Jos area close to the dam. Primary data was collected from households residing in the area. 102 copies of well-structured questionnaires were administered to the households. Questions were related to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents and benefits or otherwise they derive from the presence of the dam. Questions regarding the type of socio-economic activities that have sprang up as result of the presence of the dam. Data collected were analyzed using tables. The study result revealed that the presence of the dam in the study area impacted negatively on some of the socio-economic parameters such as health and land value, thus making the inhabitants of the area blame the dam for some water borne related diseases within the study area. The positive impact of the dam on the study area is the increase in income generating ventures,commercial activities, domestic and industrial water supply. These have contributed to better livelihood for many of the inhabitants of the area. Suggestions were made towards improving the socio-economic conditions of residents.
Keywords: Socio-economic activities, Lamingo Dam, Residents, Farming, Fishing, Impact
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6) Factors that Influence the Adoption of Online Banking Services in Sukkur
Author’s Details: (1)Munwwar Ali Kartio-Student (2) Ambreen Khaskheley (3)Faiz Muhammad Shaikh (4)Abdul Sattar Shah- (1) PhD, Deptt:of Economics University of Sindh jamshoro (2)  Assistant Professor Deptt:of Economics University of Sindh jamshoro(3)Assistant Professor-SZABAC-Dokri -Larkana-Sindh-Pakistan(4)Assistant Professor IBA-University of Sindh-Jamshoro

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 7) Socio-Economic Effects of Deadly Disease Hepatitis: Case Study of Village Naseer Khan Madwani, Tando Allahyar.
Author’s Details:(1)Mehwish Bhutto- (2)Erum Khushnood Zahid Shaikh (3)Pervez Ahmed Pathan (4)Rizwan Ahmed
(1)Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan –(2)Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. , (3)Dean Faculty of social Science, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan. – (4)Student of Anthropology Quaid-e-azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

This study is about hepatitis disease and its curing system through different methods such as cure by ethno medicines and by bio medical. The topic of research is directly related with the public health but on the other side it is an integral part of medical anthropology. In which we see different aspects of heath, disease and their treatment methods through perspective of cultures or from their own context. Study also explores that how people perceived or treats that particular disease in their local cultural context rather than biomedical treatment. Some districts of lower Sindh are highly affected by the hepatitis disease like Badin, Tando Allahyar, Thatta. So researchers select a small village Nasser Khan district Badin. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques are used to carry out this research. Study found that for any society there are different methods of treatment which are preferred from particular patients of the area. Traditional method of treatment is preferred as compared to bio-medical methods of treatment but there are some ambiguities in traditional treatment of hepatitis disease for instance about side effects and in case of hepatitis at which stage the disease is laying during treatment from hakims. The main reason behind people’s behaviors to the traditional treatment was mentioned in research that traditional method is of low cost than bio medical and another reason is that proper preservation of vaccine (i.e. bio medical).
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 8) Minimum Wage and Socio-Economic Status of Domestic Workers in Urban Hyderabad
Author’s Details:(1)Erum Khushnood Zahid Shaikh-(2)Mehwish Bhutto (1)Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. (2)Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Socio-economic characteristics reflect the living standard of the peoples and education has significant impact on the development of peoples’ socio-economic status in a society. In Pakistan illiterate or less educated human recourse (i.e. below secondary stage) actively contributing into various formal and informal sectors of economy but due to lack of education they are not able to work at better employment positions and their socio-economic status seems to be unsatisfactory. Domestic servants (who are working as helping hands in home maintaining activities) are working long hours but they are receiving lower wage (i.e. less than minimum wage) and remain poor. At policy level Government of Pakistan took initiatives to upgrade the socio-economic status of lower working class but often they remain unaware about their basic rights. On other side, to ensure payment of minimum wage, health arrangements and access to social security Government of Pakistan has not took proper initiative with special focus on domestic workers, who employed in private households. Hyderabad is the second most urbanized city of Sindh province of Pakistan. In this province thousands of workers provide their services as domestic workers. The objective this research paper is to empirically analyze the trend of minimum wage is Pakistan and to investigate extend at which domestic servants in urban Hyderabad are aware about their basic rights. The paper also examines the level at which lack of education effects socio-economic status of lower working class in Pakistan.
Key Words: Minimum Wage, Socio-Economic Status, Education, Domestic Labor
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9) Child labor and its Impact on the Attitude of Child: A Case Study of Sindh.
Author’s Details: (1)Ambreen Khaskheley (2) Munwwar Ali Kartio (3) Abdul Sattar Shah (4)Faiz Muhammad Shaikh (1) Assistant Professor Deptt:of Economics University of Sindh jamshoro (2)Student of PhD, Deptt:of Economics University of Sindh jamshoro (3)Assistant Professor IBA-University of Sindh-Jamshoro (4)Assistant Professor-SZABAC-Dokri-Larkana-Sindh-Pakistan

Abstract:The current research investigates the Child labor and its Impact on the Attitude of Child: A Case Study of Sindh.  Data were collected from 100 respondents from Hyderababad and their viscinity.  Stuructural questionnaire was developed for the reliability and valiidity of data.  It was revealed that Child labour has negative impact on the attitude of the child.  Most of the cases we found that they wont have any interest in labor job but due to poor economic conditions of their families they are forced to do job.
Key Words
: Minimum Wage, Socio-Economic Status, Education, Domestic Labor
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10) Econometric Analysis of Price Shock and Consumption Demand of Sugar in Pakistan.
Author’s Details:(1)Faiz M.Shaikh, (2)Dr.Anwar Ali Shah G.Syed (3)Abdul Sattar Shah (3)Zahid Hussain Kazi (1) Assistant Professor SZABAC-Dokri larkan-Sindh-Pakistan (2) PVC-Sindh University Campus Daddu (3) Assistant Professor IBA-University of Sindh-Jamshoro(3)  Assistant Professor IBA-University of Sindh-Jamshoro

Abstract:The main objective this research study to estimate the price elasticity, price shock and consumption demand of sugar in Pakistan.  Time series data from 1990-2013 were taken from various secondary sources, the data series is stationary if its mean (Exi) and variance (Xt) are constant over the time of the covariance. The small way to estimates testing of order integration is to performed the Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) tests for unit root  Data were analyzed by using E-Views-7. The regression Model was used Consumption  of Sugar as a dependent variables includes price and shocks.  Explanatory variable price changes and shocks and price substitute. It was revealed that Political involvement and government irregularities were responsible for the huge price shocks.  It was further revealed that sugar industry prices were not stable always-increasing trend.  Sugar industry has monopoly in Pakistan.
Key Words:
Econometric, Price Shocks, Consumption, Sugar.
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11) Studies On Energy Recovery From Municipal Solid Waste; A Case Study At Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Author’s Details: (1)B. L. Chavan, Department of Environmental Science,School of Earth Science, Solapur University, Solapur. 413 255. (INDIA) (2)N.S. Zambare* Department of Environmental Science, Dr. B.A.M. University, Aurangabad. – 431004 *Working at,  Assistant Professor, St. Gonsalo Garcia College, Vasai (W). – 401201.

Abstract:The generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is expected to rise tremendously in the coming decade due to the rapid urbanization and growth in population. On average, 75%–85% of the weight of MSW is converted into RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel). The RDF values in the MSW range from 4800 – 6800 Btu/lab along with the other benefits like its higher heating value, more homogeneous compositions, lower pollutant emissions, reduced excess air requirement during combustion, easier storage, handling, and transportation.

In present investigation, the efforts were made to identify different compositions of organic solid wastes which have remained neglected as an alternative source of energy. These waste samples from Solapur city were collected, segregated, dried, crushed and pellets were prepared which were further tested for their energy contents. The results reveal that, in market waste the calorific value was 1754 Kcal/Kg, in paper waste 543 Kcal/Kg, in household waste it was 927 Kcal/Kg and in municipal solid waste after separating digestible leaf litter was 1940 Kal/Kg. It is concluded that the municipal organic waste based fuel pellets are good supplementary fuel energy source for small scale energy needs.
Keywords: Biomass energy, Calorific Value, Energy recovery, Municipal Solid Waste, fuel Pellets, Solid waste management.
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12) Non-Performing loan and their Effect on the Economy
Author’s Details:(1)Syed Abdul Sattar Shah, Asst. Prof. IBA University of Sindh, Jamshoro,(2)Tania Mushtaque-PhD Student Department of Environmental,Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC) Roskilde University, 1, 4000 Denmark.(3)Mushtaque Jareeko-Student of PhD-Institute for Learning & Philosophy / Department of Learning and Philosophy Aalborg Universitet København / Aalborg University Copenhagen AC Meyers Vænge 15,3.sal 2450 København SV(4)Faiz Muhammad Shaikh-Assistant Professor-SZABAC-Dokri -Muhammad Shaoiab Operation Manager-UBL-Jacobabad

Abstract:This research paper deals with the basic concept of loans and non-performing loans (NPLS). The causes and consequences of non-performing loans, how these loans affect the economy of country and how these loans affect the liquidity of institutes? As we know that Pakistan witnessed the bankruptcies in past, institutes like IDBP, NDFC, PICIC went bankrupt. Furthermore, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) maintains a comprehensive databank on ‘Financial Soundness Indicators’ of all banks under its jurisdiction. In 2008, non-performing loans to loans stood at 10.5 percent. By September 2011, the same had increased to 16.7 percent. Over the same period, non-performing loans have gone up from Rs359 billion to a colossal Rs613 billion, an increase of over 70 percent in three years (Saleem F, 2012). Therefore, this research paper addresses the solutions and remedies for the institute that how to overcome the problem of NPLS.
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13) Statistical Correlation between Global Issues in Textile Industry of Pakistan
Author’s Details:(1) Abdul Sattar Shah-Assistant Professor-IBA-University of Sindh-Jamshoro(2)Dr.Annwar Ali Shah G.Syed-PVC-Sindh University Campus Dadu (3)Faiz Muhammad Shaikh-Assistant Professor-SZABAC-Dokri (4)Mushtaque Ali Jariko– PhD student-Department of Learning and Philosophy Aalborg Universitet København / Aalborg University Copenhagen AC Meyers Vænge 15,3.sal 2450 København SV

This research investigates the Statistical Correlation between Global Issues in Textile Industry of Pakistan. Data were collected from Primary as well as secondary sources It is a statistical research technique in decision making that is used for the selection of a limited number of tasks that produce significant overall effect. It separates the few major problems from the many possible problems. It is named after Vilfredo Pareto, a 19th-century Italian economist. It can summarize all types of data. It can be applied to almost anything
It was revealed that
Global issues from 22 to 16. In this way the total issue that were initially 62 are reduced to about 45 by performing pareto analysis as presented in table 6-13. Furthermore, the explored issues of textile industry of Pakistan before Pareto analysis are presented in figure 6-13 and the reduced Issues of Textile Industry of Pakistan after Pareto analysis are presented in figure 6-18
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