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Agricultural Households and Institutional Finance

R. Rama Krishna (Author)
Synopsis Landless among the agricultural labour households are the poorest of the poor. The problem of this group has been discussed primarily from the angle of employment, minimum wages and distribution of surplus lands, house sites, etc. the book studies the problems of indebtedness in the context of programme like Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and consumption finance to weaker sections. The major objectives of the book are to bring together all the available evidences on the magnitude of indebtedness, among agricultural labour households, purposes for which loans are borrowed, sources of finance and interest rates associated with loans extended to these households has increased over a period of time. Non-institutional agencies are the dominant source from which nearly one-half of the indebted households borrow at exhorbitant rate of interest.
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About the author

R. Rama Krishna

Dr. R. Rama Krishna (b. 1955) is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Cooperation and Applied Economics, Andhra University, Waltair. He was awarded Ph.D. by the Andhra University, for the thesis entitled "Indebtedness among Landless Agricultural Labour Households and the Role of Institutional Finance-A Case Study of Nakkapalli Block of Visakhapatnam district, AndhraPradesh". He was associated with eight research projects conducted by the Centre for Planning and Development Studies, Agro-Economic Research Centre, Department of Andhra Pradesh, ICRISAT and NABARD. He has published 10 research papers in various academic journals. At present he is working for his post-doctoral research on "Interlinked Loan Transactions and Non-monetary Costs: An Analysis of Village Survey Data in Andhra Pradesh".

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Title Agricultural Households and Institutional Finance
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1989
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170185564
length vii+180p., Tables; Maps; Figures; Notes; References; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.