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Empowering Rural Labour in India: Market, State and Mobilisation

Alakh N. Sharma (Editor) R. Radhakrishna (Editor)
Synopsis This volume, containing twenty one articles from experts and activists, provides an indepth insight into the recent developments and processes at work in the rural labour markets in India and evaluates how far the attempts towards their empowerment have been successful. In this context, this volume examines in detail, both at micro and macro levels, the role of operations of the market forces, state interventions and mobilisation by trade unions, political parties and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). The volume will be useful for academicians, policy makers, social activists and all those interested in the study of rural poor in general and rural labour in particular.
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About the authors

Alakh N. Sharma

Alakh N. Sharma is the Director of the Institute for Human Development, and the Editor of The Indian Journal of Labour Economics. Earlier, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi; Adviser (Research), V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA; Professor, Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations, New Delhi; and a faculty member, A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna. He has made significant contributions to research in areas such as poverty, migration, employment and labour markets.

R. Radhakrishna

R. Radhakrishna is Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai since March 2001. From April 1998 to March 2001, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University. After his doctorate from Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune, Prof. Radhakrishna had about three decades of career in research, teaching and administration of academic institutions. He was the Member Secretary, ICSSR and was the Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. He was the recipient of VKRV Rao Price in social Science Research for his significant contribution in the field of Economics. He was President of the Agricultural Marketing Society and of the Indian society of Labour Economics for the Year 2001. He was a consultant to international organisations like ABD, FAO, The world Bank and UNDP and UNESCO. He was a member of several Government Committees including the Expert Group on Estimation of Proportion and Number of Poor (Lakdawala Committee), Planning Commission, Government of India (1989-93) and High Power Committee for Long term Grain Policy (Abhijit Sen Committee), Government of India, 2000-02.

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Title Empowering Rural Labour in India: Market, State and Mobilisation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190094807
length xv+440p., Figs.; Maps.