Agrarian Distress in India: Problems and Remedies

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  • Author :B.C. Barah, Smita Sirohi
  • Year of Publication :2011
  • ISBN: :9788180697654
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XII, 284
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Economics

About the Book :

This book is written on the basis of field study undertaken in two districts of Orissa namely Koraput and Rayagada. Both the districts come under schedule V and predominantly populated by scheduled tribes. Land problem have always influenced the livelihood of these tribes. Inspite of several protective legislations, the issues and problems relating to land still persist. Government intervention to ameliorate the socio-economic conditions arising out of these problems has been inadequate. Tribals have been subjected to persistent exploitation in different ways and land alienation is a principal factor. The rules, regulations and statutory control mechanisms have had little effect in the day-to-day lives of the people. The study in the nature of pilot intervention covered various methods. Based on the study, a set of recommendations have been formulated for reformatory action.

About Author :

B.C. Barah is principal scientist (Economics) at National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP). Experience of working in various institutions of repute including the Assam Agricultural University, International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid & Topics (ICRISAT), Central University of Hyderabad, NABARD, Cornell University, Duke University, (USA), IRRI, (Manila), Asian Productivity Organisation (Tokyo), NIPFP, NAIP and NFSM is asset to him. Dr. Barah has a high class Ph.D. degree in the applied econometrics and environment economics. Dr. Barah published more than eighty research papers in local, national and international journals, twenty technical reports/bulletins, six books, policy brief and policy papers. He participated widely as member of several policy forums, high powered committees both at the Government and the CSO level. He is awarded the prestigious NABARD Chair Professorship. He supervised number of research students leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degree.

Smita Sirohi is Principal Scientist, in the discipline of Agricultural Economics, at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal (Haryana). She has been actively engaged in research and teaching in the area of dairy economics. She had a brief period of serving at National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi. She has guided a number of Masters and Ph.D. students, authored many research papers, book chapters, popular articles, review papers and has also written two books.