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Agriculture and Economic Development in India
Agriculture and Economic Development in India

Agriculture and Economic Development in India


238 Pages, 5.75 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $57.95 (US $57.95) (CA $77.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9788177084801

Rights: US & CA

New Century Publications (Nov 2019)

Price: $57.95


Agriculture is a vital sector and provider of livelihood for two-thirds of India's working population. Some notable developments have occurred since Independence in 1947: large areas that suffered from repeated failures of rainfall have received irrigational facilities, and new crops have come to occupy a significant position in the country's production and trade. Marginal and small farmers have borne the brunt of the adverse circumstances in agriculture. The spate of suicides by farmers in many areas is the most disconcerting manifestation of this distress. Accelerating the rate of growth of agricultural production must be seen as central to a more inclusive growth.

Author Biography

Dr. Md. Ejaz Anwer is presently Senior Research Associate, Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (ICAR-NIAP), New Delhi. He did his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He is a distinguished life member of the Indian Economic Association (IEA), and Indian Political Economy Association (IPEA). Previously, he worked in the capacity of research associate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Roorkee, Uttarakhand and ICAR-NIAP on various Government-sponsored projects under the supervision of eminent agriculture professionals as well as economists of India. He also worked as an Assistant Professor and Convener of Training and Placement Cell in Techwords Engineering and Management Institute, Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Dr. Ejaz is a regular participant in various national seminars and workshops. He has published several research papers and articles in journals of international and national repute. He also co-authored the technical report on Dubaliya (Jharkhand)—A Village Profile under ICAR-ICRISAT collaborating project sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His current areas of research interest include food security, market intelligence, farm income and issues related to diversification of agriculture in favour of horticulture and livestock.