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Socio-Economic Conditions of Agricultural Labourers: A Study in Assam

Kanak Kanti Bagchi (Author) Tiken Chandra Das (Author)
Synopsis The present volume deals with the income, consumption and indebtedness of agricultural labourers in Assam, India with special reference to Barpeta District. This is an empirical study based on a field survey of agricultural labourers of 12 villages of Barpeta District in Assam. It depicts the socio-economic condition of agricultural labourers in respect of their income, consumption and indebtedness. The study finds that although the average levels of living of labourers has improved a little in recent years due to the efforts of different agencies and associations, their overall standard of living is below that of a decent standard. The study has made a number of pertinent prescriptions for improving the lot of the agricultural labourers in Assam, in particular and in India in general.
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About the author

Kanak Kanti Bagchi

Dr. Kanak Kanti Bagchi (b. 1985) is currently Reader and Head, Department of Economics, North Bengal University, Darjeeling. He got his Masters degree (1980) and Ph. D. degree (1992) in Economics from North Bengal University. He has a wide teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. He is also supervising research works of students for the award of M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees. His main fields of interest are Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics and Labour Economics. He has written several articles for books, journals, weeklies and dailies. He has written a textbook (with co-author) on Development Economics and Statistics for undergraduate students. He has also presented a number of articles at University, State and National level Workshops, Seminars and Conferences.

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Title Socio-Economic Conditions of Agricultural Labourers: A Study in Assam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189886387
length xii+204p., Tables.