This volume examines the transitions in Indian agriculture since the 1980s, and emphasizes upon the role of neoliberal policies and their impact. The essays presented here deal with a range of pertinent and contemporary issues, including global food security, livelihoods of agricultural labourers, and public and private investment. These weave together glimpses of the impasse faced by petty commodity producers (marginal and small farmers) and their subsequent economic distress and social exclusion. Comprehensive in analysis, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of agricultural economics, political economy, political science and public policy.

chapter 1|18 pages


ByParmod Kumar, S. Mohanakumar

part I|159 pages

Farm production, subsidy and investment

chapter 2|61 pages

Global food security

Issues and challenges
ByParmod Kumar

chapter 3|24 pages

Public and private investment in indian agriculture

A study of inducement impact and some policy explorations
BySurendra Meher

chapter 4|30 pages

Growth in fruit and vegetable crops

Emerging trends and patterns
BySrinivasulu Rajendran

chapter 5|25 pages

Total factor productivity growth and its determinants in agriculture

A case of karnataka
ByElumalai Kannan

chapter 6|18 pages

Agricultural input subsidy in haryana

Some critical aspects
BySachin Kumar Sharma

part II|123 pages

Farm labour, livelihood diversification and non-farm employment

chapter 7|25 pages

Determinants of agricultural wages

A panel data analysis
ByPromodita Sathish

chapter 8|30 pages

The state, labour and reproduction of low-wage space

Experience from Kerala
ByS. Mohanakumar

chapter 9|13 pages

Law, income and child labour in South Asia

ByShakti Kumar

chapter 10|24 pages

Diversification in rural livelihood in Uttarakhand

ByRajendra P. Mamgain

chapter 11|30 pages

Agrarian distress and rural non-farm sector employment in India

ByVinoj Abraham

part III|71 pages

Market, trade and institutions

chapter 12|24 pages

Nature and extent of yield gaps in principal crops in India

ByMondira Bhattacharya

chapter 13|26 pages

Performance of participatory irrigation management in Odisha

A study of Pani Panchayats in two irrigation projects
ByBibhu Prasad Nayak, S. Manasi

chapter 14|20 pages

Impact of organized retail channels on revenue of farmers

Models of direct procurement of vegetables in Haryana
ByJitender Singh