About the Book :
Agriculture forms the backbone of India econmy and its domination position in the national economy can be judged from the fact theat it contributes a major share of national income and provides livelihood to over seventy per cent of the population. This sector fulfils the food requirement of rapidly growing population and supplies manpower and raw material to India's leading indusrties. 'Dynamics of Agricultural Development covers all the major aspects of agriculture.
Volume-I of the work highghts the impact of institutional changes on agricultural development in terms of various land reforms initiated by the Indian government after independence. Suggestions for the proper implemention of the reforms in various states of the country have been made.
Volume-II emphasises on sustainability of agricultural development, farm sector sustainsbility of agricultural development farm sector reoganisation for agricultural growth and its optimal productivity etc.
Volume-III deals with the important issues relating to agricultural policy and planning adopted by the Indian government since independence. It also deals with the importance of liberalisation and recently GATT (WTO) agreement on Indian agriculture.
Apart from economists inersested in agricultural development in third world countries, the publicaiotn caters to the recently prepared revised syllabus of agricultural economics for post-graudate classes. The book would be immense use to the students, teachers, researchers and policy makers in India as well as abroad.
About Author :
K.S. Dhindsa is a Professor of Economics at the Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (India). Dr. Dhindsa has a brilliant career, who after graduating from Punjab University, completed the post-graduate diploma in Economic Development from Glasgow University. Thereafter, he obtained his Master Degree from Leeds University (England). Then he went to London University where he successfully completed his Ph.D. He has authored two books entitled India's Export Performance Some Policy Implications and Indian Immigrants in United Kingdom : A Socio-Economic Analysis. He is also co-editor of a book entitled Dynamics of Agricultural Development (3 volumes). He has published a large number of research papers in national and international journals. For his post-doctorate he went to the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London during 1989-91. He was the editor of Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics, a journal of international development, during 1994-96. He was the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business during 1992-93 and was Chairman of Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, during 1994-1996.
Anju Sharma is a lecturer in the Post Graduate Department of Economics, Khalsa College, Amritsar (Punjab). She obtained her M.Phil and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has carried out a variety of research in the field of economics. She has authored a book entitled Dynamics of Cropping Pattern: A Regional Study of Punjab. She is also co-editor of a book Dynamics of Agricultural Development (published in 3 volumes). A dozen of her research papers have already been published in reputed journals.