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Rural Poverty in Madhya Pradesh

This study examines the incidence of rural poverty in Madhya Pradesh based on a field survey of 2,208 rural households spread over 11 districts. The issues of poverty are examined in a multidimensional perspective with emphasis given to issues related to access to publically provided services like health and education. There is a need for greater and more effective fiscal intervention for poverty reduction and employment generation. The implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act may prove to be an effective intervention in reducing poverty in rural areas of the state.

Household Financing of Health Care

S K Sanyal This article uses the results of three well known surveys on health care expenditure and utilisation to elicit information on patterns of household expenditure on government and private sources of treatment, changes in utilisation patterns and differentials across economic classes. Revenue earnings of hospitals are computed to arrive at plausible macro- level estimates of the additional resources which could be generated from small and large hospitals.

Health Information Systems in India

S K Sanyal The efficiency of any information system depends on a correct assessment of data requirements based on an appraisal of the demands made by individual users and on the methodologies adopted in collection of data, Health is a resultant of a multiplicity of factors and these put great demands on the information system that could be visualised for the health sector ft not only implies a wide base of information with inter-sectoral linkages, but a close monitoring of the progress made in the improvement of the health status. The paper outlines a framework of an information system for assessing and monitoring the level of health.

The People of India

The People of India S K Sanyal Population of India, Country Monograph Series No 10, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations, pp 414.

Agricultural Productivity, Unemployment and Landholdings Structure-Some Tentative Hypotheses

and Landholdings Structure Some Tentative Hypotheses S K Sanyal Apart from the fairly well known inverse relationship between holding size and productivity, little is known about the role of other landholding characteristics like tenancy, landlessness, absentee landlordism, possession of working animals and agricultural implements, ownership of assets, inequalities in distribution of ownership/operational holdings on productivity in agriculture. This facet forms the main focus on this study The paper also seeks to evaluate the importance of various structural ratios with respect to the inequality in the distribution of operational holdings, taken generally as an index of income distribution in the rural areas. Further the impact of landholding characteristics on the employment/unemployment situation in the rural areas is also studied.

Has There Been a Decline in Agricultural Tenancy

Tenancy ? S K Sanyal Was there a decline in agricultural tenancy during the period 1953-54 to 1961-62, coinciding with the two countrywide surveys of landholdings by the National Sample Survey ?

Household Holdings in Punjab-An Analysis

An Analysis S K Sanyal Family farms are very much in existence in India even though it was the less relevant concept of the operational holding that was adopted in the past two agricultural censuses.

Size of Holding and Some Factors Related to Production

Related to Production Even though qualitatively a large holding does not differ much from a small holding, the former is subject to a low intensity of use.

Land-holdings Surveys and Crop Estimation- A Proposal for Integration

India is to participate in the programme of World Agricultural Census 1970, sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Organisation. By and large, the data thrown up by the two earlier large-scale sample surveys on land-holdings are insufficient for a critical examination of the existing tenurial structure, mainly because of the lack of production and input data.
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