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Agricultural Statistics in India

P C Bansil (Author)
Synopsis The fourth edition of the book, which deals with major issues relating to the intricate aspects of agricultural statistical system in India, presents completely revised and updated material, encompassing the recent developments in the field. The book discusses in detail the nature, scope, development and availability of agricultural statistics in India. A number of new chapters covering latest aspects of the subject have been added to enhance the usage of the book, both as a text and a reference. In a developing country like India, where agriculture plays an important role, the need for knowledge about agricultural statistics and limitations from which they suffer has grown for the vast research community. This is the only publication available in India which serves as a comprehensive text for the students and as a valuable guide to all those interested in studying the agricultural statistics and using the knowledge in their individual professions. The text will be of immense help and interest to the students of agricultural statistics and those focusing on economic problems of Indian agriculture. It will serve as a useful guide, handy reference and a rich source of information to the researchers, policy and decision makers, administrators, planners, executives of banks and financial institutions, and educated farmers.
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About the author

P C Bansil

P.C. Bansil heads the Techno Economic Research Institute, New Delhi, founded by him in 1984. He belongs to the first batch of Indian Economic Service and has worked with the FAO for about 15 years in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Rome, Zambia and Libya. He has authored 28 books, besides a large number of reports and papers prepared for various governments. He has published over 400 papers in specialized technical journals. His work experience relates to the formulation, implementation, evaluation and regional plans for agriculture, statistics, marketing, livestock, irrigation, fisheries, forestry, wildlife, national parks, tourism, agro-industries and social sectors like demography, health, education and housing, as well as project identification, formulation and evaluation in these fields. Dr. Bansil was recently appointed by the Planning Commission as Chairman of the Tenth Plan Working Group on Animal Husbandry Economics and Statistics. He has just completed the study “Livestock in India 2000-2030” sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. During his FAO assignments in Sri Lanka, Zambia and Libya as Senior Planning Advisor, he undertook micro level studies on issues relating to water.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agricultural Statistics in India
Author P C Bansil
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8123907931
length xix+786p.