Inclusive Growth in India: Agriculture, Poverty, and Human Development

Paperback | August 15, 2010

byS. Mahendra Dev

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The volume emphasizes the need for economic reforms with equitable development. It focuses on key inter-related elements of inclusive growth: agriculture, poverty, food security and employment, social sector, and regional disparities; examining the performance, issues and challenges. Arguingfor pro-poor and people-centric policies, it suggests that growth and equity objectives should be pursued simultaneously. It also stresses the importance of women's economic and social empowerment and upliftment of socially disadvantaged sections for realizing the objective of inclusive growth.

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The volume emphasizes the need for economic reforms with equitable development. It focuses on key inter-related elements of inclusive growth: agriculture, poverty, food security and employment, social sector, and regional disparities; examining the performance, issues and challenges. Arguingfor pro-poor and people-centric policies, it ...

Mahendra Dev is Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198069111

ISBN - 13:9780198069119

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Preface and Acknowledgements1. IntroductionPart I: Agricultural Performance and Policies2. Performance of Agriculture in the Post-Reform Period and Status of Farm Household3. Emerging Policy Issues and Needed Reforms in AgriculturePart II: Poverty and Right to Food4. Dimensions and Determinants of Income Poverty and Inequality5. Right to Food6. Social Safety Nets for the PoorPart III: Employment and Social Security7. Employment: Trends, Issues, and Policies8. Social Security for the Unorganised Workers: Growth-Mediated and Support-Led ApproachesPart IV: Human Development and Regional Disparities9. Human Development and Millennium Development Goals10. Regional Disparities in Economic and Social Development11. Conclusions and Policy SuggestionsReferencesIndex