Agrarian Crisis in India

Paperback | August 15, 2010

EditorNarasimha Reddy, Srijit Mishra

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This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the macro- and micro-level issues associated with agrarian distress. It analyses structural, institutional, and policy changes, highlighting the failure of public support systems in agriculture. The crisis manifests itself in the form ofdeceleration in growth and distress of farmers. The case studies from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Punjab bring out the diversity of conditions prevalent in the states.

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This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the macro- and micro-level issues associated with agrarian distress. It analyses structural, institutional, and policy changes, highlighting the failure of public support systems in agriculture. The crisis manifests itself in the form ofdeceleration in growth and distress of farmers. The...

D. Narasimha Reddy is Retired Professor of Economics at the University of Hyderabad, and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development. Srijit Mishra is Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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R. Radhakrishna: ForewordPrefaceTableFiguresAnnexureAbbreviationsI. Macro Dimension of Agrarian Crisis1. D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra: Agriculture in the Reforms Regime2. Ramesh Chand: Capital Formation in Indian Agriculture: National and State Level Analysis3. S.L. Shetty: Agricultural Credit and Indebtedness: Ground Realities and Policy Perspectives4. Suresh Pal: Managing Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture: Implications for Research and DevelopmentII. Farmers' Distress: A Few States in Focus5. V. M. Rao: Framers' Distress in a Modernizing Agriculture-The Tragedy of the Upwardly Mobile: An Overview6. Srijit Mishra: Agrarian Distress and Farmers' Suicides in Maharashtra7. S. Galab, E. Revathi, and P. Prudhvikar Reddy: Farmers' Suicides and Unfolding Agrarian Crisis in Andhra Pradesh8. R.S. Deshpande: Agrarian Transition and Farmers' Distress in Karnataka9. K.N. Nair and Vineetha Menon: Distress, Debt, and Suicides among Farmer Households: Findings from Village Studies in Kerala10. Karam Singh: Agrarian Crisis in Punjab: High Indebtedness, Low Returns, and Farmers' SuicidesNotes on Contributors