Irrigation Impacts on Rural Poverty in India: Macro and Micro Evidences
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About the Book :
Irrigation facility impacts significantly on land use intensity, cropping pattern and cropping intensity before increasing productivity and production of crops. These direct benefits of irrigation have been well documented by various studies carried out in different countries including India. Irrigation also helps to reduce rural poverty in a sustained manner by increasing employment opportunities and wage rate for agricultural labourers where the incidence of poverty is reportedly very high. However, until recent years, the role of irrigation development in reducing rural poverty has not been analysed by treating it as an important explanatory variable in the analysis on rural poverty. In this study, keeping this in view, the impact of irrigation development on rural poverty has been analysed in detail using both macro and micro-level (primary) data. The uniqueness of this study is that it has analysed the source-wise impact of irrigation on rural poverty, which is seldom seen in the existing literature on irrigation and poverty nexus.
About Author :
Susanto Kumar Beero is currently working as Junior Consultant at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi. He has completed M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics. His research interest includes agricultural economics, irrigation water, poverty, rural economics and education.
Dr. Beero has published good number of papers in both national and international peer reviewed journals. He also teaches micro-economics and macro-economics occasionally to the Bachelor of Commerce students under NCWEB (Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board) at Delhi University, Delhi. He also received the best teacher award for his contribution in teaching and training at NCWEB during 2016-17.
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A. Narayanamoorthy is presently working as Professor and Head, Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu, India. Narayanamoorthy has published nine books, three mimeographs and over 200 research papers in well recognised national and international journals. He has completed over 30 research projects sponsored by the national and international agencies. He is a recipient of the prestigious Professor Ramesh Chandra Agrawal Award of Excellence, which is awarded for the outstanding contribution in the field of agricultural economics by the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai, has also awarded the coveted NABARD Chair Professor position to him, which is one among the five chairs established at the all-India level. He also worked as the members of the policy committees constituted by the Government of India, New Delhi.