Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of BT Cotton in India

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  • Author :T. Haque, Mondira Bhattacharya, Ankita Goyal
  • Year of Publication :2015
  • ISBN: :9789351251132
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: VIII, 146
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Economics, Sociology

About the Book :

The book titled ‘Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of BT Cotton in India’ is based on a comprehensive study of the impact of Bt cotton in nine major cotton producing states of India. Both secondary and primary data were used to arrive at the conclusions. The yield of cotton has substantially increased in India in the past one decade due to the adoption of Bt cotton as well as improved irrigation and favourable output prices. However, concerns have been raised about its ecological sustainability and economic advantage for small farmers in the long run. The book analyses both positive and negative aspects of the cultivation of Bt cotton in India.

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.

Mondira Bhattacharya is an Associate Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. She completed her PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her research interests cover issues in agricultural geography and the impact of related economic policies on the concerned farmer segment. She has several research publications to her credit. Before joining NCAER she had worked at the Confederation of Indian Industry, Council for Social Development and the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, in various capacities.

Ankita Goyal is working as an Associate Fellow at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi. She is completing her PhD from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has authored a number of research papers in the field of Agriculture Economics. Her area of specialization is agriculture, food security and sustainable farming.