Laxmi Joshi

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.

Making India A Global Power House in the Farm Machinery Industry
Bornali Bhandari, Laxmi Joshi, Ajaya Kumar Sahu, Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Vaishali Jain, Devender Pratap, Palash Baruah, Nishika Pal and Poonam Dhawan
February 2023

Study to Assess the Availability of Resources for Creating the Assets and Initiatives taken for Generating Various Own Sources of Revenue
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay,  Anushree Sinha, Soumi Roy Chowdhury,  Laxmi Joshi,  Rajesh Jaiswal, Gautam Kumar Das,  Gargi Pal,  Vaishali Jain,

An Evaluation of India’s Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay,  Anushree Sinha,  Laxmi Joshi,  Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal,  Sanjukta Das, Gautam Kumar Das, Soumi Roy Chowdhury, Sanskriti Bahl,  Vaishali Jain,  Falak Naz,

Economic Impact of the Proposed Ratnagiri Refinery in Maharashtra
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay,  Laxmi Joshi,  Devender Pratap,  Shashanka Bhide,  Tarujyoti Buragohain,  Ajaya Kumar Sahu

Analysing Socio-Economic Impact of the NDP-I
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay,  Laxmi Joshi,  Shashanka Bhide,  Devender Pratap,  Prabir Kumar Chaudhuri,  Gurucharan Manna,  Tarujyoti Buragohain,  K Subbaraje Urs,  Gargi Pal,  Mohit Pandey, Sameer Kumar Mondal

Impact Evaluation of the Maharashtra CAIM Programme
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay,  Laxmi Joshi,  Prabir Kumar Chaudhuri, Tarujyoti Buragohain, Animesh Sharma

JOURNAL| Indian Journal of Environmental Protection
Existing Legislation on Air Pollution and Punjab Government Policy on Agriculture Waste Burning
P Kumar and L Joshi

Study on Evaluating Performance of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
A Sharma, L Joshi and A Sahu

JOURNAL | Agricultural Economic Research Review
Diversification and Its Impact on Smallholders: Evidence from a Study on Vegetable Production
P K Joshi, L Joshi and P S Birthal
July-December 2006

JOURNAL | Comprehensive Assessment Secretariat
Meta-Analysis to Assess Impact of Watershed Program and People’s Participation
P K Joshi, A K Jha, S P Wani, L Joshi and R L Shiyani

BOOK CHAPTER | Haworth Press Inc.
Agricultural Diversification in South Asia: Patterns, Determinants and Policy Implication | Economic Reforms and Food Security:  The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia
P K Joshi, A Gulati, P S Birthal and L Joshi   |  S C Babu and A Gulati (eds.)

JOURNAL | Irrigation and Drainage Systems
Impact of Subsurface Drainage on Improvement of Crop Production and Farm Income in North- West India
K K Datta, P K Joshi and L Joshi

WORKING PAPER | International Food Policy Research Institute
Agriculture Diversification in South Asia: Patterns, Determinants and Policy Implications
P K Joshi, A Gulati and P S Birthal

BOOK CHAPTER |    National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Impact of Watershed Program and Peoples’ Participation |  Institutional Change in Indian Agriculture
P K Joshi, A K Jha, L Joshi and R L Shiyani |  S P Mruthyunjaya, P K Joshi and R Saxena (eds.)

BOOK CHAPTER | Rawat Publications
Measuring Sustainability of Rice-Wheat Based Cropping System  | Sustainable Agriculture, Poverty and Food Security
P K Joshi, B C Roy and L Joshi  |  S S Acharya, S Singh and V Sagar (eds.)

BOOK CHAPTER | UP Council of Agricultural Research
Agricultural diversification in Uttar Pradesh- nature, constraints and opportunities | Strategies for Agricultural Production and Marketing in the State of Uttar Pradesh in Context of WTO
P K Joshi and L Joshi  |  G B Singh, S Chandra, I N Mukherjee and J P Jaiswal (eds.)

JOURNAL | Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Nature and Extent of Groundwater Resource Scenario due to Technological Change in Uttar Pradesh
A K Singh and L Joshi
July-September 1997

BOOK| Advance Publishing Concept and Agricultural Economics Research Association
Livestock in Different Farming System
P S Birthal, A Kumar and L Joshi (eds.)

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
Farmers deserve better tools 
Bornali Bhandari and Laxmi Joshi
March 8, 2023

OPINION I The Pioneer
Gandhian philosophy inspires rural development
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay, Anupma Mehta & Laxmi Joshi
June 9, 2022 | NCAER

Agriculture and Food in India: A Half Century Review from Independence to Globalization
Laxmi Joshi


  • 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

Work Experience

  • 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.