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Procurement and Marketing of Minor Forest Produce in Tribal Areas

G. Parthasarathy (Author) K. Uma Shankar Patnaik (Author)
Synopsis Tribals constitute the poorest among the poor. The Production and sale of Minor Forest Produce provides sustenance for them. Formerly they were subjected to exploitation by the village merchant and moneylender. The Corporations were set-up by State Governments to help the tribals to get a better price for their produce. The GCC in Andhra Pradesh and TDCC in Orissa are entrusted with the task. It is known that the tribals in Orissa are much poorer than the tribals in Andhra Pradesh. This study seeks to evaluate the outcomes of the efforts of GCC in Andhra Pradesh and TDCC in Orissa. Both these organizations undertake the tasks of improving credit performance, supplying domestic requirements of tribals at reasonable prices and enhancing value addition of the MFP by processing. This is a comparative study of GCC and TDCC. The stsudy is based on secondary data drawn from the documents of TDCC and GCC, and field studies of eight tribal villages in GCC area and four in TDCC area. Th
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About the authors

G. Parthasarathy

Prof. G. Parthsarathy, Formerly the Director, Institute of Development and Planning Studies, Visakhapatnam, had been the Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Economics, Andhra University, from 1956 to 1988. He was a Consultant to F.A.O. and played a key role in preparing documents for the World Conference on Agrarian Reforms and Rural Development. His publications include implementation of Land Reforms in Andhra Pradesh, Small Farmers in Agricultural Development, Delimmas of Marketable Surplus, and several articles published in reputed Journals.

K. Uma Shankar Patnaik

K. Uma Shankar Patnaik has been awarded the first Ph.D. from Department of Economics, School of Social Science, University of Hyderabad in 1986. He was associated with the institutions like Administrative Staff College of India, Andhra Pradesh Education Services, Institute of Development and Planning Studies and Pondicherry Central University prior to joining University of Hyderabad as Reader in Economics. He has published so far three books and forty articles in reputed Indian and International Journals and presented a number of papers at national and international level conferences / seminars. He has completed six research projects funded by various Government Organisations and UGC. And one ongoing project is being financed by ICSSR. His specializations are in the areas of Agricultural Economics, Growth and Development Theories and Applied Econometrics.

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Title Procurement and Marketing of Minor Forest Produce in Tribal Areas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126902175
length xviii+202p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.