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Social Economy of an Affluent Village

S.P. Saraswat (Author) B.K. Sikka (Author)
Synopsis "Social Economy of an Affluent Village" is an addition to the series of" Village Studies" conducted by Agro-Economic Research Centre, Shimla. The decision to undertake the survey of village Kiari in tehsil Kotkhai was influenced by the continuous inferaction and work in the field of horticulture by the researchers. Due to higher profitability from fruit cultivation the inhabitants of the village have moved to higher echelons of the economic life as compared with the other parts of the State. The results of this detailed socio economic study can be replicated to other similarj parts of the state. The book highlights many distinctions which the village has to its credit in various fields. In the present study social and demographic structure, resource structure including land, labour and capital, marketing system of agricultural produce, household economy and people's participation indifferent activities etc, are discussed in detail. The factors and causes which have resulted in the affluence have also been indentified and analysed.
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About the authors

S.P. Saraswat

S.P. Saraswat (b. 1954) did his M.Sc. Agriculture Economics from R.B.S. College, Agrg in 1975. He was associasted with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi for about one year. Afterwards he joined Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University , as Research Investigator. He has to his credit a number of research articles and reports . Currently he is actively engaged in the study for his doctoral degree of the Deptt. of Economics, H.P. University, shimla.

B.K. Sikka

B.K. Sikka (b. 1951) obtained his post-graduate and Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He started his professional career as Senior Economist career as Senior economist in the Project, during 1975-1981 when he chose to join as Research Officer at Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, shimla. In 1988 he rose to the position of Officer Incharge/Hon. Director (CCS) of the same organization which he is holding at present. He has also been acting as member Secretary (Western Himalayan Region) of Agro-Climate Zonal Planning Team of Planning Commission, Govt, of India. In addition to his nomination in various committees / groups etc. at State and National level he is also the Vice Chairman of working Group of horticultural Economics in Developing Countries of International Society for Horticulture Science, since 1990. During this brief period he has to his credit a large number of research repots, papers and articles published in national and international journals of repute. He has already authored four books.

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Title Social Economy of an Affluent Village
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1993
Edition 1sr ed.
Language: English
isbn 817099411X
length 125p., Tables; Annexures; Index; 22cm.