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Agrarian Crisis in India

D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra


This book contains chapters that deal with the agricultural crisis in India. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic and micro-level issues associated with the crisis, as well as the underlying historical forces. It examines the factors contributing to the crisis, including environmental degradation, the decrease in landholding size, plateauing of crop yields from the present farm technology, and withdrawal of state support. The book shows that rapid growth of India's gross domestic product has not created enough opportunities for rural labour force to make the transition fro ... More

Keywords: India, agriculture, agrarian crisis, farmers' suicides, rural labour force, agricultural development crisis, public investment, agricultural infrastructure, environmental degradation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198069096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Narasimha Reddy, editor
Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

Srijit Mishra, editor
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development and Research, Mumbai