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Irrigation and Rural Development-A Sceptical View

A Sceptical View M V Nadkarni A study of the impact of irrigation in terms of a comparison of output and income from irrigated and dry plots within a holding, or irrigated and dry holdings within a village, is likely to give an exaggerated picture of its role. The approach here instead is through a comparison across villages, because irrigation should be expected to have an impact on the development of the village as a whole including its weaker sections.

Grower on Weak Wicket

Grower on Weak Wicket M V Nadkarni Groundnut Marketing : A Study of Co-operative and Private Trade Channels by C G Ranade, K H Rao and D C Sah; Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahme- dabad, 1982; pp viii + 87.

Rural Underdevelopment and the Cluster Approach-A Review of Tumkur Studies

Approach A Review of Tumkur Studies M V Nadkarni This article reviews the studies of rural development carried out in Tumkur district, using the 'cluster approach to rural development.

Commercialisation of Agriculture-A Reply

is one reason, among others, why there exist 'overnourished' persons even in the lowest expenditure group (see VKR V Rao, EPW, July 11-18). Let me repeat once again that heterogeneity in mean requirement

Political Economy of Rural Poverty

Political Economy of Rural Poverty M V Nadkarni Profiles of Rural Poverty, ILO; pp 50, price 7.50 Swiss Francs. Overcoming Rural Underdevelopment (ed) Dharam Ghai, Eddy Lee, Justin Maeda and Samir Radwan; ILO, 1979; pp vi + 98, price 1150 Swiss Francs.

Marketable Surplus and Market Dependence- A Millet Region of Maharashtra

A Millet Region of Maharashtra M V Nadkarni A study of the behaviour of marketable surplus of foodgrains can help in designing a system of procurement and public distribution. The present study, thus intended, is based on a cross-section analysis of farm management data of a millet-dominated region, in which interestingly enough wheat assumes the role of a cash crop.

Overpopulation and the Rural Poor-A Rejoinder

 Overpopulation' and the Rural Poor A Rejoinder M V Nadkarni IN their comment on my article,1 Michael Vlassoff and Carol Vlassoff- argue that the evidence submitted by me does not substantiate my arguments, and even if it did, they are not cogent. Though in the process they have twisted my arguments and tried to put things in my mouth which I have not said, they have not tried to understand the perspective and the message of the article.

Fresh Look at Underemployment

Fresh Look at Underemployment M V Nadkarni Disguised Unemployment in Underdeveloped Countries (with Special Reference to India) by B N Ghosh; Heritage Publishers, New Delhi, 1977; pp xiii + 152; Rs 20.

Tenants from the Dominant Class A-Developing Contradiction in Land Reforms

One of the assumptions of land reforms legislation initial tenants as a class belong to the exploited and the weaker sections, needing protection from landlords of the dominant class. There seems to be enough evidence in recent years to suggest that the picture is not so simple. While a large number of really weak tenants have lost whatever security they had, the dominant class is extending its operational control on land through leasing in. Even if concentration in ownership declines, concentration in operational holdings need not. In fact, the latter concentration is tending to be larger than the former.

Overpopulation and the Rural Poor

M V Nadkarni Is the poverty of the poor due to 'overpopulation'? This study, based on a socio-economic survey of six villages in the command area of the Jayakwadi Irrigation Project in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, examines the workforce in six villages to test the popular hypothesis that rural households, particularly the poor ones, are burdened with excessive population. The evidence does not support the hypothesis. The poor households find their manpower an asset

Demand for Roads in Maharashtra-A Cross-Section Study

A Cross-Section Study M V Nadkarni A B Deogirikar In this paper, an attempt is made to estimate the demandeconomic factors such as density of population and productionfor this purpose of all the districts in Maharashtra through aof the parameters governing economic factors, one can estimatein roads, and know the magnitude of the deficiency.

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