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Revitalizing Indian Agriculture and Boosting Farmer Incomes

Editors: Gulati, Ashok, Roy, Ranjana, Saini, Shweta (Eds.)

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  • Presents detailed state level analysis of agricultural performance, farmers’ income and policy recommendations to strengthen the agricultural sector
  • Presents rigorous analysis of the linkage between agriculture, poverty and under-nutrition, drawing upon state level performances and the way forward
  • Investigates the promises of the government in reshaping Indian agriculture, agricultural performance till date, key policy choices, and what more needs to be done to address falling profitability of farming and worsening economic status of the farmers
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This open access book provides an evidence-based roadmap for revitalising Indian agriculture while ensuring that the growth process is efficient, inclusive, and sustainable, and results in sustained growth of farmers’ incomes. The book, instead of looking for global best practices and evaluating them to assess the possibility of replicating these domestically, looks inward at the best practices and experiences within Indian states, to answer questions such as -- how the agricultural growth process can be speeded up and made more inclusive, and financially viable; are there any best practices that can be studied and replicated to bring about faster growth in agriculture; does the prior hypothesis that rapid agricultural growth can alleviate poverty faster, reduce malnutrition, and augment farmers’ incomes stand? To answer these questions, the book follows four broad threads -- i) Linkage between agricultural performance, poverty and malnutrition; ii) Analysing the historical growth performance of agricultural sector in selected Indian states; iii) Will higher agricultural GDP necessarily result in higher incomes for farmers; iv) Analysing the current agricultural policy environment to evaluate its efficiency and efficacy, and consolidate all analysis to create a roadmap. These are discussed in 12 chapters, which provide a building block for the concluding chapter that presents a roadmap for revitalising Indian agriculture while ensuring growth in farmers’ incomes.

About the authors

Ashok Gulati is the Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP), Government of India. He also served as the Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years. He is currently on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX). He has 15 books and several research papers on Indian and Asian agriculture to his credit. He is a prolific writer in the media on agricultural policies, He was honoured with the “Padma Shri” award in 2015 for his contributions to the field.

Ranjana Roy is working as an external consultant at ICRIER. She holds a doctorate degree from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her areas of research are agricultural economics, poverty, nutrition and development economics. She has published papers in reputed national journals and media articles in widely circulated daily newspapers.

Shweta Saini is an agricultural trade and policy researcher and working as a senior external consultant with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). With close to 15 years of experience in industry chambers, academics and business, she has authored and co-authored several research studies on various topics on Indian agriculture like international agricultural trade, agricultural policy and food security. Her research has been published in various international and national books and as working papers and reports. She is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.​   


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-8

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  • Synthesis Chapter

    Pages 9-36

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  • Linkage Between Agriculture, Poverty and Malnutrition in India

    Pages 39-74

    Gulati, Ashok (et al.)

  • Performance of Agriculture in Punjab

    Pages 77-112

    Gulati, Ashok (et al.)

  • Performance of Agriculture in Gujarat

    Pages 113-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revitalizing Indian Agriculture and Boosting Farmer Incomes
Editors
  • Ashok Gulati
  • Ranjana Roy
  • Shweta Saini
Series Title
India Studies in Business and Economics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9335-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9335-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-9334-5
Series ISSN
2198-0012
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 372
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 226 illustrations in colour
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