Agricultural Growth, Farm Size, and Rural Poverty Alleviation in India: Selected Papers

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Academic Foundation, 2005 - Social Science - 398 pages
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One of India’s most distinguished economists, C.H. Hanumantha Rao has contributed immensely to a better understanding of India’s economy, and his meticulously prepared research papers and analytical writings are appreciated by students, senior researchers, and policymakers alike.
 

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Contents

Introduction
13
CONTD
18
Agricultural Performance
27
General Comments
91
An Analysis
109
Fluctuations in Foodgrains Output
123
Lessons from Current Drought 198788
133
Some Issues for Consideration
141
Agriculture and Rural Development
217
Farm Size and Tenure
225
Farm Size and the Economies of Scale
227
Alternative Explanations of the Inverse Relationship between Farm Size and Output Per Acre in India
237
Uncertainty Entrepreneurship and Sharecropping in India
251
A Comment
273
Farm Size and Credit Policy
277
A Comment
291

Increasing Disparities
151
On Indian Agrarian Scene
157
Some Empirical Results
175
Reply
183
A Comparison
195
Reforming Agriculture in the New Context
205
Economic Reforms
215
Small and Marginal Farmers
297
Amartya Sen and the Empowerment of the Poor
341
Role of NGOs in Rural Development
347
Job Reservations for Backward Classes
365
Index
371
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