ABSTRACT

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

Introduction

ByPARMOD KUMAR, S. MOHANAKUMAR

part |2 pages

Part I Farm production, subsidy and investment

part |2 pages

Part II Farm labour, livelihood diversification and non-farm employment

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 |2 pages

Part III Market, trade and institutions