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India's Tryst With Bt Cotton: Learning from the First Decade

N. Lalitha (Editor) P.K. Viswanathan (Editor)

This volume is quite unique and timely in terms of consolidating some of the most recent theroetical, R&D as well as empirical analyses of the performance outcomes and farm level responses. It is also timely as it unfolds the debate on the wider adoption of Bt. technology, which addresses some of the apprehensions that prevail over the GM crop varieties. The volume provides a holistic perspective on the state of Bt cotton technology in India, in terms of presenting the instiutional, R&D, policy regimes and regulatory environments, that are seemingly inadequate to address the technology and its legitimacy and social relevance in rendering future of cotton farming more sustainable and inclusive. To the best of our understanding, this volume is perhaps the first of its kind that engages with the critical aspects of Bt cotton adoption in India since its introducation in 2003.

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About the authors

N. Lalitha

Dr. N. Lalitha holds M.A. degrees in Economics, Women’s studies and Gandhian thought, M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph.D. in Economics. She won Medal for securing first rank in M.A. (Women’s studies) at Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal. Presently, Reader in the Faculty of Rural Development, Gandhigram rural Institute (D.U.) Gandhigram, she has presented papers in several International, National and Regional seminars and workshops. A seasoned teacher having nearly one and half decade of professional standing, she is the author of many research papers, articles, monographs and books on a variety of issues relating to empowerment of women, self help groups, micro credit, rural women and Rural Development. She has been involved in development projects with emphasis on alternate credit delivery systems and women’s empowerment. She has undertaken projects on women self help groups, women co-operatives and women in poverty alleviation programmes. She has been guiding scholars working for M.Phil and Ph.D. degree. She is in the network of Non Governmental SHG Federations. She has been involved in developmental projects with emphasis on alternate credit delivery systems. Currently, she is running an Action research project on Self Help Groups and Self Help promoting Institutions funded by CAPART and a research project on Micro credit Intervention and Women Empowerment funded by ICSSR.

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P.K. Viswanathan

P.K. Viswanathan is Associate Professor at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad. His research interests broadly cover areas, such as Natural Resources Economics; Rural transformation; Sustainable rural livelihoods; working of technology, instiutions; Working of technology, institutions, policies and governance in dynamic contexts; Economics of climate change and conservation of natural resources, etc.

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Title India's Tryst With Bt Cotton: Learning from the First Decade
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.02.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 935125108X, 9789351251088
length xxiv+294p., Illustrations; 23cm.