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Rural Industrialisation in Asia

Rural Industrialisation in Asia Rakesh Basant Rural Industrialisation and Employment in Asia edited by Rizwanul Islam; International Labour Office, Asian Employment Programme (ARTEP), New Delhi, 1987; pp x + 327, $ 8 (soft cover).

Agricultural Technology and Employment in India-A Survey of Recent Research

in India A Survey of Recent Research Rakesh Basant This paper presents a survey of recent literature on the impact of various components of technology on employment in Indian agriculture. The effect of HYV technology (HYV seeds, chemical fertiliser, irrigation) and mechanisation (tractors, combine harvesters, etc) on employment is reviewed separately for crop production over the year and for individual crops. An attempt is made to identify the impact of technology on employment of labour according to size of holding, composition of labour (family/hired, male/female) and seasonality. Labour absorption in allied agricultural and non-agricultural activities is also explored. This is followed by an attempt to analyse the links between the growth of agricultural output and employment.

Agricultural Technology and Employment in India-A Survey of Recent Research

This paper presents a survey of recent literature on the impact of various components of technology on employment in Indian agriculture. The effect of HYV technology (HYV seeds, chemical fertiliser, irrigation) and mechanisation (tractors, combine harvesters, etc) on employment is reviewed separately for crop production over the year and for individual crops. An attempt is made to identify the impact of technology on employment of labour according to size of holding, composition of labour (family/hired, male/female) and seasonality Labour absorption in allied agricultural and non-agricultural activities is also explored. This is followed by an attempt to analyse the links between the growth of agricultural output and employment.

Attached and Casual Labour Wage Rates

Rakesh Basant The literature on hired labour in Indian agriculture distinguishes between two categories of labour: casual and attached. A satisfactory frame work for studying the rural labour market must at least recognise the basic distinction between attached and casual labour and of the interactions between them. Such a framework is essential for a better understanding of the processes of the rural labour market leading to determination of wage rates and intensities of employment.

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