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Agricultural Growth and Rural Poverty Reduction in India

Targeting Investments and Input Subsidies

  • Seema Bathla
  • Pramod Kumar Joshi
  • Anjani Kumar
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Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Seema Bathla, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anjani Kumar
    Pages 1-17
  3. Seema Bathla, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anjani Kumar
    Pages 19-28
  4. Seema Bathla, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anjani Kumar
    Pages 29-56
  5. Seema Bathla, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anjani Kumar
    Pages 79-99
  6. Seema Bathla, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anjani Kumar
    Pages 101-115
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-132

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a blueprint for the allocation of public expenditures “in” and “for” agriculture at the dis-aggregated state level and suggests a reorientation in favour of disadvantaged regions where the marginal returns on additional investments would be higher. It provides insights into the inter-linkages between public expenditures, private investment, rural poverty, and agriculture productivity from a regional perspective to reflect upon spatial differences in the welfare effects of various investments, subsidies, and policies. The book focuses on agricultural growth and rural poverty reduction through public and private investments, non-farm employment, and other pathways to the formulation of appropriate policies at the dis-aggregated state level. It presents new evidence based on advanced econometric tools for analysing and understanding the relationship between public and private investments in agriculture and input subsidies (fertilizer, power, irrigation, and credit) together with their impacts at the dis-aggregated state level. The book also deliberates on  an income based direct support system for farmers as an alternative to the existing input price subsidy regime.  Accordingly, the book offers valuable insights not only for researchers working on poverty alleviation, rural economy, and agricultural growth, but also for policymakers.

Keywords

Agriculture Productivity Rural Poverty Public Investment Private Investment Input Subsidies

Authors and affiliations

  • Seema Bathla
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar Joshi
    • 2
  • Anjani Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Regional DevelopmentJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.South Asia RegionInternational Food Policy Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.South Asia RegionInternational Food Policy Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3584-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-3583-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-3584-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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