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Rural Poverty in India

M. Lakshmi Narasaiah (Author) N. Sree Dhar (Author)
Synopsis Agriculture has been the main occupation for the bulk of its workforce in India. According to the 2001 census, the agricultural sector provides employment to about 65 per cent of the total working population. In the absence of corresponding increase in employment in the urban non-farm sector, there is surplus manpower available in the rural areas. In spite of his rate of agricultural growth, the agricultural sector has failed to generate additional employment opportunities. This has led to widespread unemployment and underemployment, increasing the intensity of poverty and indebtedness.
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About the authors

M. Lakshmi Narasaiah

Dr. M. Lakshmi Narasaiah, has been working as Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University Post-Graduate Centre, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. He is a Post-Graduate in Economics and has secured first rank. He has received Ph.D., Degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, in 1987. He has worked as UGC JRF and UGC SRF. Starting his professional career as an Assistant Professor of Economics in Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, he has been actively engaged in teaching and research for the past twenty years. He was associated with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Planning Department in the center for planning and Development studies projects. He has extensively travelled abroad. He has to his credit 175 research papers published in reputed National and International Journals, a large number of book reviews and seminar papers besides supervising M.Phil., and Ph.D., studies. He is also working on number of research projects. He has frequently participated in national and international conference. He is author of 27 books. Prof. M. Lakshmi Narasaiah is a member of large number of national and international associations and is associated with academic in several universities and professional organization. He has been acting as a member of the "Review Committee" he various international economic journals.

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N. Sree Dhar

Dr. N. Sreedhar has completed M.A.,  Economics course from Sri Krishandevaraya University Post-graduate Centre, Kurnool with first class marks. He has received Ph.D., degree from Sri Krishnadecaraya University, Anantapur in the year 2008. He has to his credit number of research papers published in reputed national and International journals. Now he has been working as teaching Assistant in the department of Economics, S.K. University P.G. Centre, Kurnool.

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Bibliographic information

Title Rural Poverty in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.09.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184112030
length vi+273p., Tables; Figures; Index; 22cm.