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Agriculture, Food Security, Poverty, and Environment

 
C.H. Hanumantha Rao (Author)
Synopsis In this collection, eminent economist C.H. Hanumantha Rao explores the growth and equity consequences of India’s economic reforms. In the context of the agricultural sector and the rural economy, he identifies investment in infrastructure, the expanding of institutional credit and the removal of restrictions on domestic trade as key factors for increasing agricultural growth in order to sustain reforms. Insightful and wide spanning, the collection will be useful for students and researchers of agricultural and development economics, environment, and international trade. It will interest policymakers, agriculture and trade analysts, and activists.
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C.H. Hanumantha Rao

Professor Chennamaneni Hanumantha Rao is currently Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi and Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. He is also Member, National Adivsory council, Government of India. Born in 1929 in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, he did his graduation from Nizam College, Hyderabad. As an activist of the All Jyderabad Students Union, he participated actively in the freedom struggle. He did his M.A. in Economics from Osmania University, Jyderabad (1957) and his Ph.D. from University of Delhi (1962). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago during 1966-67. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi (1961-92) and also its Director (1976-80). In addition to a distinguished academic career, Professor Rao has been at the forefront of several high-level policy making bodies under Government of India. He was Member, Planning Commission (1982-86); Member, Seventh and Eighth Finance Commissions; Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (1983-85); Chairman, ational Commission on Rural Labuor (1990-91); Chairman, Technical Adivsory Committee on DPA and DDP, Ministry of Rural Development (1993-97); Chairman, HIgh Powered Fertilisers Pricing Policy Review Committee (1997-98); and Member, Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India (1994-2000). His publications include "Technological change and Distribution of Gains in Indian Agriculture" (Macmillan, 1975); "Agricultural Growth, Rural Poverty and Environmental Degradation in India" (OUP, 1994); "Andhra Pradesh Development: Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead" (edited with S. Mahendra Dev, CESS, 2003) and over 100 research papers in academic journals. Professor Rao has received many awards during his illustrious career. The awards/honours include Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial prize (1974-75), Sri Kambhampati Satyanarayana (Senior) Memorial Award (1998), K.H. Batheja Award (1994), Financial Express Award (1955), Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Philosophy from Srikrishna Devaraya University, anathapur (1991) and the Kakatiya University, Warangal (1998), in Andhra Pradehs; and Sri Ravi Narayan Reddy Memorial Award (1994), and Telgu Atma Gaurava Puraskaram (2000). He has been awarded 'Padma Bhushan' by the President of India in 2004.

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Title Agriculture, Food Security, Poverty, and Environment
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 019568396X
length xvii+334p., Tables; Appendices; References; Index; 22cm.