Overview for Flood Devastation and Agricultural Development in Eastern India (In 2 Volumes)
The Eastern Region of India has been a playground of floods causing great losses almost every year particularly in agrarian/rural setting of the constituent states of this region. A National Seminar on Flood Devastation and Development in Eastern India was organized during 28-29 November 1997 by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. It was decided in this Convention that "The best of 25 years" research output should be identified in such a way that the selected search output covers emerging issues of development process in agriculture. Vol. 1 provides the background material and Vol. 2 contains the Proceedings of the National Seminar on Flood Devastation and Development in Eastern India and the selected best research papers presented at the Seminar in full length.
Binoy N. Verma (Editor)
Binoy Nath Verma (b. 1946) having uniformly a brilliant academic career with three gold medals to his credit has been a successful teacher and researcher. He has been known for his contributions in contemporary analysis of rural/agricultural problems particularly related to the eastern region agriculture. In his post-doctoral research at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi and at the University of Wisconsin USA, (under Ford Foundation Scheme) he worked on regional and institutional dimensions of Indian Agriculture respectively. Dr. Vermaâ€™s valuable research papers have been published both in national and international reputed journals. There are several books to his credit including a series of three books on â€œAgrarian Relation in Transition in the Eastern regionâ€. Dr. Verma was awarded UGC Research Scientistship (Professor level) to undertake five yearsâ€™ research on â€œThe Process of Institution Technology Interaction in Agrarian Settings of Eastern Indiaâ€. Presently he is University Professor and Chairman in the Department of Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar, Hon. Director of Comprehensive Cost of Cultivation Scheme, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and also as Member-Secretary â€œAgroclimatic Regional Planning Projectâ€ of Planning Commission in Rajendra Agricultural University, he is doing Commendable Research.