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Laxmi Joshi


Laxmi Joshi is a Fellow at NCAER with research interests in agriculture and rural development. She has worked on issues related to the Agricultural Outlook Situation Analysis, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, economic benefits of weather and marine services, air pollution issues in agriculture, India’s cotton revolution, dairy development, convergence and agricultural intervention in Maharashtra, farm mechanization, the National Policy for Farmers and fisheries sector. Also worked in Cement and Refinery and Petrochemicals. Before NCAER, she worked at the National Commission on Farmers and the National Institute for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NAIP). At NAIP worked  on various innovative research areas namely; ‘Radar Approach’ to measure sustainability; ‘ Meta- Analysis’ to assess impact of watershed, ‘Total Factor Productivity’ to measure the technological change; Congruence approach for priority setting in Uttaranchal agriculture; Diversification of agriculture in India and in South Asian countries and Resource Allocation in Agricultural Research.


  • April 2018-Present: Fellow, NCAER
  • July 2006-March 2018: Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • December 2004-June 2006: Research Officer at National Commission on Farmers
  • July 1999-December 2004: Senior Research Associate at National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research.



  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, G. B. Pant University of Agricultural and Technology, Pantnagar, 1999
  • MSc in Rural Banking and Agricultural Economics, G. B. Pant University of Agricultural and Technology, Pantnagar.1996
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Rural Development