'The book captures the existing inequalities among farm households in Indian Punjab and proposes viable policy solutions to address them in the rural landscape. These households predominantly belonged to upper caste, have an average family size of 5.49 members and primarily engaged in wheat and paddy cultivation. By shedding light on the economic hardship faced by a marginalized subset of agricultural households even in the 21st century, we hope that the book will serve as a valuable resource for both, practitioners as well as aspiring scholars, who seek to gain a comprehensive understanding of the rural economy.'
Preface v 1. Introduction 1 1.1 Need of income inequality study: why to estimate inequality within sub-groups 1 1.2 Importance of agriculture sector in Indian economy 2 1.3 Challenges in estimating income of agricultural households 2 1.4 Income distribution in Punjab since green revolution 3 1.5 Farm-size and productivity relationship in Punjab 4 1.6 Major challenges in front of Indian economy 5 1.7 Scope and objectives of the book 6 2. Income and Inequality Among Rural Households in India and Punjab: A Review 9 2.1 Income sources and income inequality among rural household in India 9 2.2 Income sources and income inequality in among rural household in Punjab 14 3. Farm-size and Productivity Relationship in India and Punjab: A Review 19 3.1 Farm-size and productivity debate in India 19 3.2 Farm-size and productivity debate in Punjab 27 4. Concepts and Methodology 31 4.1 Locale ofRead more
Dr. Rohit Saini is a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics currently working as Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India. His research interests include status of income of the agricultural households with special reference to landless, marginal and small farmers. His special interests include addressing the income stress in rural economy and analysing the potentials of creating decent opportunities in the vicinity of the rural households. Dr. Manjeet Kaur is Principal Agricultural Economist at Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. Her area of interest includes farmers' income, indebtedness, stress faced by agricultural households. She has extensively worked to address the problems faced by agricultural labourers in Punjab and currently working on the rural distress and cause of suicides amongRead more