Handbook of Agriculture in India

Paperback | May 1, 2009

EditorShovan Ray

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This volume provides an overview of Indian Agriculture comprehensively covering the diverse issues ranging from environment to culture and dealing with contemporary issues on poverty and subsidies. The contributors evaluate the state of Indian agriculture in relation with: state and centraleconomic policies and their impact on the economic and societal environment.It discusses the green revolution and its limited impact on productivity and environment which was restricted to certain agro-climatic zones. The volume discusses in detail the challenging tasks ahead for Indian agriculture to achieve food security at the individual level and not only at nationallevel. Contributors argue the growth needs to increase for which focus needs to be shifted to all regions and crops in the context of globalization. The benefits need to be more fairly distributed.

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This volume provides an overview of Indian Agriculture comprehensively covering the diverse issues ranging from environment to culture and dealing with contemporary issues on poverty and subsidies. The contributors evaluate the state of Indian agriculture in relation with: state and centraleconomic policies and their impact on the econ...

Shovan Ray is Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.01 inPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198062516

ISBN - 13:9780198062516

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Table of Contents

1. Overview2. Economic and Agriculture Policy in India3. Part-I Agriculture and EnvironmentPart-II: Zero-tillage for reducing negative environmental impacts of agriculture4. Role of Agriculture in the Poverty Reduction Process in India5. Food Security and Agriculture6. Rural Urban Migration: Agriculture and Crisis Management7. Changing Agrarian System and Rural Urban Linkages in India in the Context of Social Viability8. The Vanishing Village: Culture and Agriculture in Rural North IndiaReferences