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Farmers Indebtedness in India: an Economic Analysis
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Kumar, K N Ravi and K Sandhya
xiii+105.,figs.,tabls., 25 cm
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Weight :  398 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2013
 

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ISBN: 9788170358374
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 550.00  

India is an agrarian economy with around 60 per cent of its population directly or indirectly depend upon agriculture and allied activities. But, this sector is often attributed as gambling and natural calamities as monsoon. The failure of these monsoons leading to a series of droughts, lack of better prices, exploitation by middlemen, all of which have led to
severe indebtedness of the farming community. In the recent era, the increase in cost of production outweighed the output prices and this led the farmers to enter into debt trap. To overcome this phenomenon, the Government of India announced a relief package for farmers, called the
Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, which included the complete waiver of loans given to small and marginal farmers. This package served nearly 30 million small and marginal farmers and the burden amount of nearly 500 billion rupees was waived. However, the implementation of this Scheme showed adverse influence on the repayment pattern of even genuine farmers after 2008. With this
background, this study was attempted to analyze the causal factors for farmers’ indebtedness, implications of the Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme and rendered useful suggestion to overcome farmers’
indebtedness. This book is a useful information tool to the policy makers working for the betterment of our farmers.

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Author's Note xi
1. Introduction 1
2. Agro-Economic Features 13
3. Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Sample Farmers 28
4. Indebtedness Among Farmers 47
5. Impact of Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme on Farmers Indebtedness 74
6. Policy Suggestions 87
Literature Cited 97
Index 103

Ms. K. Sandhya is presently working as an Agricultural Extension Officer in the
Department of Agriculture of Government of Andhra Pradesh. She has completed
her M.Sc (Ag.) in the Department of Agricultural Economics in Agricultural College,
Bapatla of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University. She is having two research
articles to her credit. Her interested areas include Agricultural Marketing, Price
analysis of agricultural commodities and International trade of Indian agriculture.
Dr. K. Nirmal Ravi Kumar is presently working as an Associate Professor and
Head (Agricultural Economics) in Agricultural College, Mahanandi in Acharya N.G.
Ranga Agricultural University. He had a brilliant academic career and he specialized
in ‘Agricultural Marketing’ both in his post-graduate and doctoral programmes. He
is actively involved both in agricultural research and teaching activities during the
past nine years in the University. He published 40 articles in popular agricultural
journals. He also contributed two technical bulletins on economic aspects of irrigation
water management highlighting the research priorities in major irrigation commands
of Andhra Pradesh and need based technological interventions to address the same
during his active stint in “Andhra Pradesh Water Management Project”, an
international project funded by The Royal Netherlands Embassy. His interested areas
include International trade of Indian agriculture, Farming systems approach, Irrigation
water management etc. The following are the other major contributions (books) by the
same author (1) Microeconomic analysis in Agriculture in 2 Vols; (2) Objective Agricultural
Economics; (3) World Trade Agreement and Indian Agriculture: Implementation Experience
and (4) Indian Agriculture in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities.

   

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