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Rural Transformation: A Socio -Economic Perspective of Indian Context

L L Somani (Author) Y.V.R. Reddy (Author) Shaik Haffis (Author) Y.S. Ramakrishna (Author)
Synopsis After surpassing the twin stages of agriculture sector. Viz., food security-based agriculture till the advent of green revolution and self-sufficiency in food crops after the Green revolution, India’s Modern agriculture is at present specialized agriculture to some extent poised towards commercial entrepreneurial agriculture besides facing multiple concerns and challenges. This is necessary, but not a sufficient condition in achieving rapid rural transformation in the country. It calls for an urgent need for new initiatives to revive and rejuvenate Indian agriculture from subsistence to commercial farming and also to transform the life of vulnerable section of the rural people from mere poverty to near prosperity through adoption of innovative thinking and yield augmented technologies with cost-effective approach. The present book provides comprehensive study of agricultural strategies technologies being adopted in India and abroad and their impact on rural economy including problems and prospects to evince rural transformation. Success stories have been incorporated which serve as an imperative for the planners and policy-makers to make effective policies and programmes in future to being out economic growth of the entire nation in general and rapid rural transformation in particular.
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About the authors

L L Somani

Dr. L L Somani (b. 1945) did his graduation and Ph.D. from the University of Udaipur, Udaipur. He had all through a brilliant academic career and also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. He was awarded Post-Doctoral Commonwealth Fellowship (1975-77) to undertake research at Waite Agricultural Research Institute, Adelaide (Australia). He has also served the Gujarat Agricultural University. He is currently working as Professor at S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner. He has been honoured by the 'Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award' (1984) for agricultural Science by the Fertilizer Association of India. He has published over 200 papers and articles in national and international journals of repute. He is associated with several academic societies. Besides being the editor,  compiler of monumental Dictionary of Agricultural and Allied Sciences Series, Dr. Somani has published many other outstanding books.

Y.V.R. Reddy

Dr. Y.V.R. Reddy graduated in B.Sc. (Ag) in 1968 from APAU; M.Sc. (Dairy Economics) in 1970 from NDRI; DBM (PG) in 1976 from Banglore university. Ph.D. in 1977 from Agra University and LLB from Osmania university. He joined as dairy economist at Dudhsagar Dairy, Mehsana (Gujarat) on 17.9.1971, then joined at SRS of NDRI on 3.8.1972 and he joined at AICRPDA.CRIDA on 3.4.1979. He published about 300 papers in different journals/seminars/workshops/conferences. He guided 4 M.Sc. (Ag/dairy) and 10 Ph.D. students. He has contributed 10 chapters to different books. He published 4 Bulletins and 6 books to his credit. Now he is Principal Scientist (Agrl. Eco), Head section of design & Analysis and Officer-in-Charge, Krishi Vighyan Officer-in-charge, Krishi Vighyan Kendra, CRIDA (ICAR), Hyderabad.

Shaik Haffis

Dr. Shaik Haffis is a senior Technical Officer (Agricultural Economics) with experience of 29 years in the field of Dryland farming research at central research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. He has over 100 research articles/papers of different themes in national and international journals of repute.

Y.S. Ramakrishna

Dr. Y.S. Ramakrishna, Director, CRIDA, Hyderabad has a doctorate degree in agricultural meteorology. Earlier he worked as project Coordinator of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro-meteorologyu. He is recipient of ICAR Gold medal and several publications in national and international journals. He has visited several countries during his professional career and immensely contributed in the field of agro-meteorology and dryland agriculture. He is actively involved in pioneering public-private partnerships in development and transfer of dryland technologies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Rural Transformation: A Socio -Economic Perspective of Indian Context
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210694
length vi+168p.