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Impact Evaluation of the Maharashtra CAIM Programme

The Vidarbha region in Maharashtra since long been facing an acute agrarian crisis, causing distress to a large part of the local population whose primary occupation is agriculture. The crisis has been shaped by a number of factors, including fragmentation of land leading to tiny landholdings,...

Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Laxmi Joshi, Prabir Kumar Chaudhuri, Tarujyoti Buragohain, Animesh Sharma
Dec 2019
The US-China Trade War Impact on India and its Policy Choices

The five-year period 2012-13 to 2016-17 witnessed a decline in Indian merchandise exports at an average rate of 4.5 percent per annum. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry initiated a discussion in August 2018 on designing a strategy for doubling India’s exports by 2025. This growth from US$ 504...

Rajesh Chadha, Sanjib Pohit, Devender Pratap
Nov 2019
 
Study on Agricultural Diagnostics for the State of Bihar in India

Fully 70 percent of its Bihar's rural work force is employed in agriculture, which contributes over a quarter of the state GDP. Hence, rapid agricultural development remains important for Bihar. Recognizing this, the State government started implementing what it called Agricultural Road Maps in...

Sanjib Pohit, Elumalai Kannan, R.K.P. Singh, Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Avisha Alawadhi, Lavanya Sayal
Nov 2019
Identifying Binding Constraints to Agricultural Growth in Bihar

Given fund shortages, government can at best address one/two most important constraints for agricultural growth. Applying Hausmann growth diagonostic framework, we have attempted to identify binding constraints to agricultural growth in Bihar. We find that the poor functioning of agricultural...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
 
Sources of Crop Output Growth in Bihar: Implications for Policy Interventions

Bihar has a geographical area of 9.4 million hectares and fertile agricultural land spread across the Indo-Gangetic plains. The net cultivated area in the state accounted for about 57 per cent of the total reported geographical area during 2012-14. Over 70 per cent of rural workers depend on...

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
Growth and Structural Transformation of Agriculture in Bihar

The economy of Bihar is dominated by agriculture, which contributes over a quarter of the state’s income and accounts for employment of about 70 per cent of the rural workforce. Hence, robust growth of the agriculture sector holds the key to the economic and social development of the state....

Elumalai Kannan, Sanjib Pohit
Nov 2019
 
Subsidies, Merit Goods and the Fiscal Space for Reviving Growth: An Aspect of Public Expenditure in India

Budget subsidies have been defined as the unrecovered cost of economic and social services. The incidence of these implicit and explicit budget subsidies provided by the central and state governments has declined from about 12.9 % of GDP in 1987-88 to 10.3 % at present. The bulk of these subsidies...

Sudipto Mundle, Satadru Sikdar
Nov 2019
Enrolment of girl children in secondary schools in Rajasthan- A district level analysis

In comparison to the rest of India, Rajasthan continues to suffer from disturbingly low female literacy rate, poor enrolment and retention rates of girls in schools mostly the in rural areas, but also in the small urban towns. This research informs the design of a cash transfer policy intended to...

Anushree Sinha, Astha Sen, Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal
May 2019
 
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