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Common Property Resources and Rural Poor in Dry Regions of India

Common property resources (CPRs)t though neglected by policy makers and planners, play a significant role in the life of the rural poor. This paper, part of a larger study on the role of CPRs in farming systems of dry areas of India, attempts to quantify the extent to which the rural poor benefit from CPRs. Based on data from over 80 villages in 21 districts in dry regions of seven states, the study reveals significant contribution of CPRs towards the employment and income generation for the rural poor, i e, labour and small farm households. The per household per year income derived from CPRs ranged between Rs 530 and Rs 830 in different areas. This is higher than the income generated by a number of anti-poverty programmes in some areas. The dependence of richer households on CPRs is much less.

Peasant Stratification vs Polarisation

Peasant Stratification vs Polarisation N S Jodha Asian Village Economy at the Cross-Roads: An Economic Approach to Institutional Change by Yujiro Hayami and Masao Kikuchi; University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, 1981, pp xx + 275, Yen, 4000, approx Rs 195.

Measuring Success of Dry Farming Technology

Measuring Success of Dry Farming Technology N S Jodha Development of Drought Prone Areas by N K jarswal and N V Kolte; National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad 1981;

Pulses Production in Semi-Arid Regions of India-Constraints and Opportunities

Pulse production in India is characterised by diversity of crops and their regional specificity based on adaptation to preventing agroclimatic conditions.

Agricultural Tenancy Fresh Evidence from Dryland Areas in India

Dryland Areas in India N S Jodha Farm-level data on agricultural tenancy in three agro-climatic zones of India confirm earlier findings. These are that the agricultural landmarket in India is largely a tenancy market.

Role of Credit in Farmers Adjustment against Risk in Arid and Semi-Arid Tropical Areas of India

against Risk in Arid and Semi-Arid Tropical Areas of India N S Jodha Weather-induced instability of farming is the principal source of risk in agriculture in arid and semi-arid tropical areas of India. The problem presents itself in its most magnified form during drought years. During such occasions, which are quite frequent, farming fails to ensure even the minimum subsistence requirement of humans and livestock.

Complex of Concealed Tenancy

January 31, 1981 reserve base for deposit and credit creation. The factors governing H and changes in H are largely policy- induced, whereas the factors governing m (money multiplier) and changes in m are largely dependent on the behavioural changes of the public and banks. The author also offers a critical evaluation of the Reserve Bank's house doctrine of money supply based on an ex post accounting identity.

The Processes of Desertification and the Choice of Interventions

Desert-like conditions in the arid zone of western Rajasthan are becoming more accentuated, It is clear that progressive desertification is the consequence of unscientific land use.

Unsuccessful Transplant

Unsuccessful Transplant N S Jodha Report of the Review Committee on Agricultural Universities, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, June 1978; pp 319 + A-100, THE state of the Agricultural University Movement (AUM), started in India about two decades ago on the pattern of the American Land Grant College System, once again demonstrates the limits of cross-country transferability of institutional technology.

Effectiveness of Farmers Adjustments to Risk

N S Jodha This paper attempts to examine the effectiveness of the adjustment mechanisms adopted by farmers faced with drought situations. An understanding of the extent to which these adjustment mechanisms are able to minimise risk or its impact has significant implications for a number of issues relating to agriculture in drought-prone areas.

Famine and Famine Policies Some Empirical Evidence

Famine and Famine Policies: Some Empirical Evidence N S Jodha The famine relief policies of the government have been criticised for. being too liberal, wasteful and devoid of economic rationality.

A Case of the Process of Tractorisation

N S Jodha The causes and consequences of farm mechanisation have been discussed largely in the context of well-watered areas which have had substantial improvements in productivity.


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