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State of India's Livelihoods Report 2011

State of India's Livelihoods Report 2011

First Edition
Critical Acclaim

December 2011 | 172 pages | SAGE India
The State of India's Livelihoods (SOIL) Report is an annual publication that aims to document recent trends and issues in the sphere of livelihoods promotion of the poor. A one-of-its-kind report, it is the only document that aggregates the experiences and challenges of the livelihoods sector, analyzes case studies and reports the progress of both government and privately run programs with respect to the 4Ps—People, Policy, Promoters and Potential.

This volume of the SOIL Report presents the status of livelihoods during 2010–11. It analyzes different trends and various challenges affecting livelihood opportunities. It zooms in on some key debates and conflicts in the sphere of livelihoods arising from the global economic slowdown, the Indian agricultural crisis, food inflation and hunger, the status of health and education, drastic climatic changes, and so on. The report also looks at some of the major livelihood initiatives—such as skilling and employment; market inclusion; decentralization and revival of agri-rural economy—and discusses their implications for the poor as well as for livelihood professionals.

State of India's Livelihoods 2011: A Time of Volatility

Sankar Datta
Livelihoods of the Poor

Radhika Desai
Reflections on Livelihoods Policies

Ashok Kumar Sircar
State as the Largest Livelihoods Promoter

Suryamani Roul
Private Industry and Services-What Is 'India Inc' Delivering in Employment to the Poor?

Orlanda Ruthven
Potential and Possibilities

Madhukar Shukla

Sankar Datta

Sankar Datta is the Dean, Livelihood School, Hyderabad and Director, Indian Grameen Services, Hyderabad. Dr Datta has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from GB Pant Agriculture University, Pantnagar, a postgraduate diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand and a PhD in Economics from the Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. He worked with MP Oilseeds Cooperative Federation, PRADAN and IIM-Ahmedabad, before joining the faculty of Institute of Rural Management, Anand for five years. Dr Datta has been involved in extending professional services for rural development activities, specially... More About Author

Orlanda Ruthven

Vipin Sharma

Vipin Sharma is the CEO, ACCESS Development Services. He is responsible for institutionalization and expansion of the organization as a pan-India resource organization to support livelihoods and microfinance outreach. He has earlier worked in CARE-India as Programme Director, Microfinance, heading CASHE (Credit and Savings for Household Enterprises), CARE’s largest microfinance programme worldwide. Prior to that, he was Executive Director, Rural Non-Farm Development Agency (RUDA), Government of Rajasthan. He holds a BA (Hons) in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and an MA in History from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132107088