Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CfPs: National Seminar on Agrarian Crisis in India: The Way Out; NIRD Hyderabad; 5-7 Nov

National Seminar on "Agrarian Crisis in India: The Way Out"

5-7 November 2012

Organized by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad

The Objectives of the Seminar are:
To discuss and deliberate the macro scenario and problems faced in agriculture
To bring out the root causes of agrarian crisis and their impact;
To create a platform for discussing various issues of social, economic and technological in nature;
To suggest suitable policy changes and programmes to tide over the crisis; and
To evolve a roadmap and suggest long term strategies for agriculture development.

The Themes of the Seminar are as follows:
Structural and Institutional Dimensions (Changes in Landholding Structure; Unfinished Agenda of Land Reforms : Tenancy and Landlessness;
Resource Constraints (Land Degradation; Problems of Dryland Agriculture; Changing Contours and Crisis in Irrigation Development)
Technological Dimensions (Green Revolution Technologies - pros and cons; Risks and Vulnerabilities in Agriculture; Sustainable Agriculture - Policy and Programmes)
Changes in Costs and Returns in Agriculture (Trends in Cost of Production in Agriculture; Farm and Non-Farm Sources of Income)
Agricultural Credit and Indebtedness (Trends in Institutional and non-Institutional Sources; Packages of Agricultural Debt Relief)
Agricultural Distress and Regional Dimensions
Economic Reforms and Agriculture (Public Investment in Agriculture; Trends in Agricultural Impact Supply and Subsidies; Agricultural Price Policy; Reforms in Agricultural Marketing; State of Agricultural Extension; Impact of WTO and Agreement on Agriculture)

Interested persons are invited to send their Research papers on any of the themes indicated above to Dr K. Suman Chandra, Professor & Head (CAS&DM) and Seminar Co-ordinator by e-mail to sumanchandranird@gmail.com or sum@nird.gov.in.

  • Abstract of the paper must be sent on or before 15th September 2012.
  • Full paper must be sent on or before 15th October 2012.

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