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Indigenous Markets in India: A Study in Tribal Areas

 
K. Mohan Reddy (Author)
Synopsis This book primarily utilizes empirical data to enunciate and reexamine a number of hypotheses formulated in earlier studies on various aspects pertaining to the functioning of indigenous markets in tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh. It throws new light on hitherto less researched areas, especially those related to interlinkages among commodity and credit markets in the tribal economy. This work embodies ten chapters. This book is primarily based on the functioning of tribal economy, an experience gained by the author during his earlier sojourn as a research scholar working on a project on indebtedness among tribal farmers. His interest grew further to examine diverse hypotheses that have been advanced on the interlinkages among various markets in tribal areas. Empirical evidence had been utilized in this study to explore the validity of the earlier hypotheses in respect of tribal and analysis had been undertaken to ascertain the determinants of marketable surplus and marketed surplus as they constitute the parameters for the growth of tribal economy. Micro level finding of marketing pattern in tribal areas and some case studies to bring into prominence the intricacies of marketing of tribal products through a marketing channel like Girijan Co-operative Corporation forms another component of this books. The suggestions offered by the respondents for bringing about an improvement in the functioning of tribal markets have been incorporated. The study indicates the policies to be pursued for non-market access to critical livelihood resources such as land and forest and it recommends a new combination of private and public decision making for enabling market based decentralization, the manner of the design leading to protect the interests of the tribals.
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About the author

K. Mohan Reddy

Dr. K. Mohan Reddy is a faculty member in the Department of Economics, Kakatiya University, Warangal fort he past 16 years. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Economics in 1996 from the Kakatiya University. He was awarded “ Gold Medal” for his first rank at M.A level and also bagged” Gold Meda;” for his first rank at M. Phil level in the faculty of Social Sciences. At M.A. level his specialised subjects were Agricultural Economics and Econometrics which still continue to be his specializations and at M. Phil Level his specialized subject was Development Studies. He cultivated an interest in “ Tribal Studies” during his research work.


The author has 19 years of teaching experience, which include 12 years of P.G teaching, He is a resource person for various courses offered by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University and school of  Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Kakatiya. He is a research supervisor for scholars pursuing M. Phil & Ph.D In Economics at Kakatiya University, Warangal. His research experience spans over 21 years. He has published 30 papers in various reputed journals and he has been associated in the preparation of reports for various projects. He has presented papers at different National and  State level seminars and conferences. He attended UGC sponsored workshops on Quantitative Economics. He has been teaching Macro Economics, Economics of growth and Development, Quantitative Methods, Econometrics and Managerial Economics for the P.G. students. Further, the author is a member of various professional associations and institutions. He had been a course writer for the books published in Economics by B.R. Ambedkar Open University and Scholl of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Kakatiya University. He is a Paper setter and examiner for P.G. Course offered by various Universities.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indigenous Markets in India: A Study in Tribal Areas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183873116
length xvi+398p., Tables; Notes; Bibliography; 23cm.