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Roof above the head - A qualitative assessment of rural housing in India

The development of rural housing in a manner that results in adequate and quality shelter for the inhabitants of Mahatma Gandhi’s “real India” is a challenge before the nation. What are the issues confronting rural housing development in India? The litany is endless.

Shashanka Bhide, Tarujyoti Buragohain
Feb 2010
India Policy Forum 2009-10

The sixth India Policy Forum (IPF) conference was held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, during July 14-15, 2009. Prof. Guillemaro A. Calvo, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, delivered the sixth annual IPF lecture titled "Lessons from Systemic Financial...

Suman Bery, Barry Bosworth, Arvind Panagariya
Health Care in Rural India in the Context of Decentralization: Perception, Participation, Access and Burden

his study attempts to estimate and analyse the level of health-care expenditure incurred by the state governments and households in the rural sector of major states in India. It studies the interlinkage between public spending and household spending on health care. The utilisation of public and...

Veena S. Kulkarni, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan
Dec 2012
Household Coping Strategies and Welfare: Does Governance Matter?

Rural households in India are often confronted by various types of risks — covariate (e.g. natural disasters, economic or political crisis) and idiosyncratic (e.g. illness or job-los) shocks.

Raghbendra Jha, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan
Dec 2012
Technical, economic and allocative efficiency and its determinants of Indian agricultural farmers using ARIS/REDS panel data

The main objective of this paper is to estimate the technical, economic and allocative efficiency of Indian agricultural farmers in both cross section and panel years of 1982, 1999 and 2007 using the production and cost frontier model.

Madhur Gautam, Hari K. Nagarajan, Kailash Chander Pradhan
Dec 2012
Gramsurajya Issue No. 3

The third issue of Gramsurajya is in three parts. The first section is an opinion piece titled "Participation and Decentralization for Agricultural and Rural Development.”

May 2011
Gramsurajya Issue No. 2

The second issue of Gramsurajya is in three parts. The first section is an opinion piece titled "Impact of Women's Reservation on Panchayati Raj in bringing about Inclusive Growth".

Jun 2010
Gramsurajya Issue No. 1

“Gramsurajya”, is the newsletter of this project and will communicate project-related and other news relating to rural decentralisation and growth issues at regular intervals. In its first issue, it looks at voting and the economic state of rural voters.

Feb 2010
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