About the Book :
This book gives a critical account of various official and unofficial measures undertaken in the past in the direction of agrarian reforms and institutional changes in India. The special features of the book is that perhaps for the first time an attempt has been made to analyse the constraints to agrarian reforms and institutional changes in a detailed inter-regional perspective, taking various social, economic, legal and administrative factors into account, Besides, it provides up-to-date information on the nature and extent of changes in the agrarian structure of various regions. The topics covered in the book include : evolution of agrarian reforms policy; abolition of intermediaries; security for tenants-at-well ; regulation of rent; ceiling on land holdings; development of small and marginal farmers and agricultural labourers; changes in the agrarian structure; progress of agricultural research and extension; institutional arrangements for credit, marketing, irrigation and efficient use of land and other resources. The book should be of great interest and use not only to the teachers, research scholars and students of economic and other social sciences, but also to the policy makers, planners, administrators and the general public concerned with agrarian reforms and institutional changes. It may also serve as a text book of land economic and rural economics for the post-graduate students of various universities.
About Author :
T. Haque, Distinguish Professor at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi and Chairman, Special Cell on Land Policies, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India is a well known Agricultural Economist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Patna University (India) and Post-doctoral training from Iowa State University, Ames, U.S.A. Prior to joining the Council for Social Development, Dr. Haque served as Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Government of India, ICAR National Fellow at the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi; Director, Council for Social Development, New Delhi and Director, Centre for Agrarian Studies, NIRD, Hyderabad. He also served as consultant to several International organizations, including FAO, ILO and The World Bank. Dr. Haque is author of six books and about 100 research papers and reports. His areas of specialization are land reform, food security and sustainable agriculture and rural development.
A.S. Sirohi obtained his Bachelor degree in Agriculture and Master degree in Economics from Agra University. After working as Lecturer in a Degree Collage in Agra University, he went to the USA for his Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and his Ph.D. degree at Kansas State University. After returning to India in 1962, he worked as Agricultural Economist at the National Council of Applied Economics Research for about one year and then joined as senior Research Officer in Planning Commission for one year in 1963. In August 1964, he joined as Economist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and in 1967, he became Professor of Agricultural Economics. In 1974 he became head of the Division of Agricultural Economics at the India Agricultural Research Institute. He has served on several reputed academic bodies. He Presided over the annual Conference of the Indian Social Science Congress at Aligarh Muslim University and the Annual Conference of the India Society of Agricultural Economics at Orissa Agricultural University, Bhubaneshwar. He has more than 100 Publications to his credit in national and international journals of repute.