Welfare Effects of Investments and Input Subsidies

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


This chapter measures the effects of various types of public expenditure on welfare at the disaggregate state level, in terms of agricultural productivity and rural poverty.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seema Bathla
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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

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