ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Small Farmers and Organised Retail Chains in India

This study compares farmers selling vegetables to Mother Dairy, an organised retail chain, with those selling to the local mandi in Haryana to find out the drivers and constraints determining their participation in these two types of marketing chains, particularly for the small farmers. The findings suggest the significance of farm size in determining farmers’ participation in organised retail chains. Using Heckman selection–correction model, the study found that though the income of participating farmers increases, the increase depends on farm size, while the Ginni coefficient shows that the inequality in income distribution is more among the participants than the non-participating farmers.

Farmer Suicides in India's Breadbasket

Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India by Lakhwinder Singh, Kesar Singh Bhangooand Rakesh Sharma; New Delhi: Routledge India;pp 229, ₹895.

Maharashtra : Land Reforms: Turning the Clock Back

As part of the implementation of the Private Forests (Acquisition) Act, the state government has been acquiring land distributed to tenants and the landless, threatening to evict large numbers of tribal cultivators, all in the name of environmental protection. The livelihood resources of the poor are increasingly being diverted into capital for the private sector.
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