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Reforming Indian Agriculture
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Reforming Indian Agriculture
Towards Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction Essays in Honour of G K Chadha

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Agricultural Economics

August 2008 | 588 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This compilation includes original essays that examine past and current status of the agricultural sector in India and delineate the challenges it faces in the era of economic reforms. It highlights the issues that are beginning to raise serious policy discussions in India in view of continuing agrarian crisis and the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007–2012). Apart from providing macro level analyses, the collection also features studies which are based on micro (field) data that reflect the realities of the Indian agrarian economy.

In addition, Reforming Indian Agriculture: Towards Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction focuses on the issues of employment, poverty, food and nutrition, and reviews other aspects of development policy like fostering inter-state cooperation for optimum utilization of resources, privatization policy to mobilize funds for social sector development and pattern of adoption of improved technologies by small scale industries in the country. The book will be invaluable for students, researchers and academicians working in the fields of Development Economics, Rural and Agricultural Economics, and Development Policy Analysis.

Sankar Kumar Bhaumik
Introduction
 
I: INDIAN AGRICULTURE IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC REFORMS
Rajesh Mehta and Manmohan Agarwal
India: The State of Its Economy
A Venkateswarlu
Agricultural Development in India: Policies and Performance
Ramesh Chand
Domestic Policy Measures and Challenges in Indian Agriculture
G S Bhalla
Income, Consumption and Expenditure of Farmers: Stunted Capitalist Development in Indian Agriculture
Surinder S Jodhka
The Decline of Agriculture
 
II: POLICY INTERVENTIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
R S Deshpande
Price Policy and Minimum Support Prices in a Changing Agricultural Economy
Surjit Singh
Agricultural Risks and Public Policy: Cross-Country Experiences
Sukhpal Singh
Contract Farming for Agricultural Development: Review of Theory and Practice with Special Reference to India
Deepak Kumar Mishra
Structural Inequalities and Interlinked Transactions in Agrarian Markets: Results of a Field Survey
H R Sharma
Functioning and Impact of Microfinance: Evidence from Himachal Pradesh
Sucha Singh Gill
When Rural Development Succeeds? Experience from the Two Punjabs and West Bengal
S Hirashima
Crucial Role of Agriculture in Indian Development: A Japanese Perspective
 
III: EMPLOYMENT, POVERTY AND FOOD ACCESS
Pradipta Chaudhury
Unemployment in a Traditional Agrarian Economy: Theory and Evidence
T S Papola
Employment in India's Development Strategy
Sankar Kumar Bhaumik
Rural Non-farm Employment, Poverty and Inequality in West Bengal
Firdousi Naher
Combating Poverty and Malnutrition in Bangladesh
S.K Thorat and Joel Lee
Dalits and the Right to Food: Discrimination and Exclusion in Food-related Government Programmes
 
IV OTHER ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Gopal Krishan
Imperative of Cooperation among Indian States
Madhu Bala
Privatization of State-owned Enterprises in India
Partha Pratim Sahu
Technological Constraints of Small-Scale Industries in India: Some Evidence from a Field Survey
 
Appendix
 
Index

The essays are all scholarly and authoritative in nature. This book is a timely contribution, when there is widespread awareness of the need to revitalize our agricultural and rural economy, and build a sustainable National Food Security System…. This is an exceedingly well-researched and written publication dealing with the issues ranging from the fatigue of the green revolution to pervasive malnutrition and poverty.

Current Science

This book is a collection of essays contributed by colleagues, friends and students of Professor G.K. Chadha to honour him for his remarkable contribution in the field of agricultural and development economics for a period spanning over four decades, and motivating serious policy-oriented research in India, specifically focusing on issues concerning the well-being of the poorer sections. Chapterisation of the book and sequencing of the articles is very apt….This book will be invaluable for students, researchers and academicians working in the fields of Development Economics, Rural and Agricultural Economics and Development Policy Analysis.

Journal of Rural Development

Scanning agrarian reforms, this collection examines today’s policies and what needs to be done….The sheer weight of research that forms the backbone of each essay makes this book ideal reference material for academicians and students in related fields.

Tehelka

This compilation includes original essays that examine past and current status of agricultural sector in India and delineate the challenges it faces in the era of economic reforms.

Free Press Journal

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