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Indian Economy in Transition

Indian Economy in Transition
Essays in Honour of C.T. Kurien

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January 2015 | 386 pages | SAGE India

Although India’s growth experience is well documented, the issues and implications that have emerged both in the general and at the sectoral contexts during and after the transition process remain a major area for policy concern. This volume, published in honour of C.T. Kurien, provides a scholarly assessment of India’s growth performance and its implications over the last decade and a half.

Examining the key features of India’s economic development, the volume addresses critical issues such as food inflation, agricultural performance, labour markets, social infrastructure, climate change, governance, poverty and disparity. It showcases the mutual impacts of economic growth on society and ecosystem. The volume identifies the growing problems of farmers’ suicide, food and labour insecurity, corruption, governance gap, caste discrimination and environmental degradation, among others, as key challenges of Indian democracy, suggesting policy changes and governance reforms both in the national and sectoral contexts.

S Janakarajan, L Venkatachalam and R Maria Saleth
Indian Economy in Transition: Context and Overview of Issues
U Sankar
Globalization and Indian Economy: Issues and Concerns
Abhirup Sarkar
Food Price Inflation and Public Procurement: The Indian Experience
Venkatesh Athreya
Agrarian Change under Reforms: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu, 1980–2005
A Narayanamoorthy
Is Farming Profitable to Farmers in India? Evidence from Cost of Cultivation Survey Data
Brinda Viswanathan and Padmini Desikachar
Measuring Labour Market Insecurity in Rural India: A Gendered Analysis
S Chandrasekhar and M H Suryanarayana
'Education for All’ in India: Issues, Policies and Imperatives
S Irudaya Rajan
The Emerging Ageing Scenario in India, 2001–51
S Janakarajan
Impacts of Increased Urban Demand for Water on Livelihood Resilience in Peri-urban Areas of Chennai
M N Murty
Design of Economic Instruments and Participatory Institutions for Environmental Management in India
K S Kavi Kumar and Brinda Viswanathan
Household Level Pollution in India: Patterns and Projections
L Venkatachalam
Market-based Institutional Reforms for Water Allocation in India: Issues and the Way Forward
Sudipto Mundle
Millennium Development Goals: How Is India Doing?
Barbara Harriss-White and Aseem Prakash
Social Discrimination in India: A Case for Economic Citizenship
John Harriss
‘Rural Poverty: Policy and Play Acting’ Revisited. Why Doesn’t the Indian State Do Better in Regard to Poverty Reduction?

A wide canvas of issues and challenges that have emerged in the process of economic transformation and dominating the development scenario in India…the chapters raise many questions, which give direction for future research.  

Journal for Rural Development, July-September 2015

A wide canvas of issues and challenges that have emerged in the process of economic transformation and dominating the development scenario in India…the chapters raise many questions, which give direction for future research.  

Journal for Rural Development

[This book] is a modest attempt in honour of Professor Christopher Thomas Kurien....An important and valuable contribution…The outcomes of the study are useful to policy makers and relevant stakeholders. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, researchers, industry stakeholders and policy makers with an interest in Indian economy, agrarian economy, social development, and is an essential reading for anyone interested in enhancing their knowledge about the subject.

South Asia Economic Journal,
Vol 17(Issue 1), March 2016

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S. Janakarajan

S. Janakarajan is Professorial Consultant at Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) and Professorial Research Associate, Centre for Water and Development, SOAS, University of London. He was a Visiting Professor at the Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. He specializes in the areas of water, environment and climate change. He has authored/co-authored/edited several books and published many articles in national and international journals. Currently, he is the President of South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), Hyderabad and is an active member of the Global Water Partnership. More About Author

L Venkatachalam

L. Venkatachalam is Associate Professor, MIDS, Chennai. He has been a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras School of Economics (MSE) and Indian Maritime University, Chennai. He works on environmental economics with a focus on non-market valuation, environmental policy and climate change. He has held Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship, Indo-French Scholars’ Exchange Fellowship and Indo-Canadian Faculty Research Fellowship and won the Japanese Award for his outstanding Research on Development. More About Author

Rathinasamy M. Saleth

R. Maria Saleth is Director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), and former Director, MIDS, Chennai. He has earlier worked at the International Water Management Institute, Colombo; Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi; and the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. He works in the areas of water resource management, institutional reform and agricultural development. He has been the editor of Review of Development and Change and an Associate Editor of Water Policy and Water Resources Research. More About Author

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