A Amarender Reddy

A Amarender Reddy
Indian Council of Agricultural Research | ICAR · Indian Agricultural Research Institute

PhD (Agricultural Economics) from IARI, New Delhi
Monitoring and Evaluation, agrarian crisis, market reforms, columnist for The Tribune, Financial Express, Businessline

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Introduction
trained in agricultural economics, but worked in wide range of areas like poverty, public policy, microfinance and agricultural economics
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - March 2020
Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, India
Position
  • Principal Investigator
November 2016 - September 2018
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
Position
  • Managing Director
December 2013 - October 2016
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Position
  • Principal Scientist(Agricultural Economics)
Description
  • Principal Investigator for a project on Impact of Policy Reforms on Development of Agriculture
Education
October 2003
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics

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Publications (218)
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Examining the structural transformation in India and its developed states to know whether they have passed the Lewis turning point, this paper finds that there was slow structural change in labour markets at the national level. But states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana are on the verge of the Lewis turning point wi...
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This article reviews the impact and effectiveness in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) at state level as well as at village level with focus on inclusiveness, rural labor markets and agriculture. The paper finds that some states are more effective in implementation then others. The states which e...
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Risks exist anywhere along the food supply chain; however, the vast majority of negative safety outcomes occur during the handling, preparation, storage, retail and vending of food, and disposing of waste. This study examined the food safety standards followed by street-food vendors in two large cities of India, Hyderabad and Delhi in 2017 after th...
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This article assesses the design, process flow, and impact of the Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme in India, which was introduced in 2015. Under this scheme, government mechanisms distribute SHCs to each farmer. The article examines the scheme using a nationally representative sample of farmers in 2017. Awareness of the SHC scheme among the farmers wa...
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The paper examines the time allocation between paid work (wage earning or self-employed work generally termed as employment work) and unpaid (domestic chores/care work generally termed as non-employment work) along with wage rates, imputed earnings, and occupational structure among men and women and according to different social groups to establish...
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This paper explores beneficiary targeting of government programmes in a village in India. The analysis is based on all 228 households of the village and focus group discussions. The results show that there is a large exclusion error in targeted programmes, which have mostly excluded the poor and the needy. Most schemes have a prerequisite of asset...
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Policies for enhancing farmers incomes
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This paper aims to assess the intergenerational mobility of educational and employment status using a nationally representative large dataset collected by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) for the 68th round Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS) in India. To understand the influence of mother's and father's educational status on the...
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Asia is the region most vulnerable to climate change and India is ranked as one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, frequently affected by natural disasters. In this study, we investigated the impact of drought on crop productivity, farmer’s employment and income. The difference-in-difference model (DID) and stepwise multiple lin...
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The Scheduled Castes (SCs) are officially designated groups of people in India. The SCs are sometimes referred to as Dalit. The Scheduled Castes comprise about 16.6 per cent of India’s population (according to the 2011 census). The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 lists 1,108 castes across 28 states in its First Schedule. For much of the...
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Price insurance policy for insuring farmers incomes
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Problem definition: Inspired by India’s challenges in importing pulses, we study the negotiation of government-to-government food importing contracts, with a focus on ad hoc and forward negotiations with multiple suppliers (henceforth referred to as multiple-sourcing negotiations). Academic/practical relevance: We are the first to comprehensively s...
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Farmer distress is a widely recognized problem in India induced by multiple causes ranging from climate variability to price volatility and the low risk-bearing ability of farmers. Tracking farmers’ distress in a localized context is a prerequisite for timely action to provide sustainable livelihood options. Therefore, a field survey was conducted...
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Climate Smart technologies for Sustainable Agriculture
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Agricultural Price Policy in India
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This paper explores the performance of the world’s largest employment guarantee program, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes in India, both nationally and through a sub-national-level comparison based on key performance indicators viz. (i) financial indicators, (ii) physical performance indicators, and (iii) inclusiveness...
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The paper examined the sources of farm families income and examine strategies for increasing their incomes
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The bottom-up planning regaining ground with the increase in political awareness of grassroot people, who are direct beneficiaries of any government schemes. In this context the paper examined the best ways to develop and implement local bottom-up action plans for the lowest administrative unit(village level) in India.
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The article examines the edible oil sector in Indi and policies to promote palm oil
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The paper analyses the scope for export oriented growth of agriculture
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In developing countries in Asia and Africa average size of landholdings are generally less than 2 hectares compared to about 300-400 hectare in developed countries. Small landholding farmers are facing different constraints due to their small size of cultivatable lands. The problems are ranging from lack of economies of scale in field operations, s...
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The paper examined the impact of Minimum Support Price (MSP) in adoption of agricultural technology and increasing production and buffer stocks of cereals, pulses and oilseeds in India. The results indicate that the food policy should balance interest of farmers in enhancing their incomes and consumers by proving nutrition security with reasonable...
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The paper analyses Price Incentives in India agriculture to boost productivity of oilseeds and pulses and optimise production of different crops
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The Indian central government is pursuing state governments to replace free power supply to agriculture with the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). This article examined the free power policy from the perspective of various stakeholders and suggested alternate policies based on a field survey in the state of united Andhra Pradesh (AP), India, in the ye...
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The article analyses agricultural price support policy in India
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The article examined the rising inequalities in the society after COVID pandemic
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Although rapid economic growth in India has led to steady progress in reducing poverty, it is still much higher in rural areas given the low growth potential in rural and agricultural sectors. Governments expend a large portion of amount on welfare schemes because there is a high number of people in poverty. Thus, social safety nets have to be crea...
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The paper examined the various development and social welfare schemes implemented in a village in India and mapping them to the Sustanable Development Goals (SDGs) to see whether these schemes are helping in achieve the SDG goals. This paper examines the actual benefits accrued to the households in a village and how they have utilized the schemes....
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Indian parliament passed new farm laws in 2020. The presentation illustrates historical evolution of liberalisation policies in farm sector and wayforward.
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To support farmers with Minimum Support Price(MSP), rather than procurement, Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS) is cost effective solution
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The paper examines the communication gap between farmers and the government regarding the new farm laws and its consequence farmers agitations.
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Regulation of agricultural markets
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Solutions for price fluctuations of onion
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policy options for ensuring minimum price for farmers produce
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An assessment of the risk incidence on rainfed agriculture and the attitude of farmers towards risks is attempted in this paper using a sample of 244 cotton farmers from Maharashtra. The farmers perceived risk due to variation and scarcity of rainfall as most important, followed by that due to extreme weather conditions. Among biotic factors, risk...
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Overall, India’s Covid strategy should prioritize protective measures for the elderly with diabetic, heart and lung related ailments. On the other hand, it needs to prioritise ensuring employment and income opportunities for families of the 54 crore population who are at risk of loss of livelihoods. In spite of unlocking, we cannot expect the econo...
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The paper examines farmers’ income, indebtedness and suicides. It concludes that income of farmer is low mainly due to low harvest prices, high cost of inputs and small operational holding size. Low incomes coupled with higher consumption needs force small farmers into high-interest debt trap. There is a need to increase public investment in farm i...
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The paper examined the inclusiveness of strategies for increasing farmers' incomes in Telangana from the last two decades by using various government reports and statistical abstracts of the Telangana state. Telangana agricultural sector is in a transition from cereal based cropping systems to commercial crops based cropping systems with larger con...
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Agriculturaldevelopment
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The rebuilding of livelihoods in the involuntary resettlement is commonly based on providing compensation to those who are displaced along with the creation of employment and income opportunities to sustain their livelihoods. Unlike rural resettlement, urban resettlement is very complex as it involves providingbusiness opportunities, urban-based em...
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Lentil has been an important source of protein in many countries where it has been grown for many centuries. In traditional growing regions, lentils are often grown withlittle or no inputs like fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on small farms to supply food for the local people. Production and profitability on these farms contrasts with that o...
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This article examines and compares the status of landrights and their impacts on agricultural productivity, food security and well-being in a set of tribal and non-tribal villages in Telangana. Based on an intensive field survey, the research confirms that tribals without formal land rights remain largely unable to benefit from government support a...
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This report examines the impact of the government of India’s organic agriculture scheme – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY). Since the2015-16, the Government of India is promoting organic agriculture under PKVY scheme through the promotion of Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) certified organic clusters. Under PKVY, clusters will be support...
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The Samba Mahsuri rice variety, though popular among farmers, millers and consumers, faces the threat of bacterial leaf blight in certain conditions. Based on feedback from farmers and others, this article assesses the Improved Samba Mahsuri variety in comparison, focusing on its capacity to cope with BLB, adoption of the improved variety by farmer...
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The report assesses the impact of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme in India which was introduced in year 2015. Under this scheme, government machinery has to distribute the SHCs to each farmer. The paper examined the implementation capability of the state and its impact on farmers’ incomes by using nationally represented sample of farmers. In Indi...
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The Mission on Organic Value Chain Development for North-Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) central scheme, a sub-mission under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), launched is a by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for implementation in North-Eastern States. The scheme aims at development of certified organic production in a v...
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This report examines the impact of the government of India’s organic agriculture scheme – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY). Since the2015-16, the Government of India is promoting organic agriculture under PKVY scheme through the promotion of Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) certified organic clusters. Under PKVY, clusters will be support...
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This article examines and compares the status of land rights and their impacts on agricultural productivity, food security and well-being in a set of tribal and non-tribal villages in Telangana. Based on an intensive field survey, the research confirms that tribals without formal land rights remain largely unable to benefit from government support...
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An integrated farming system (IFS) aims to sustain agricultural production, maintain farm incomes, safeguard the environment and respond to climate change impacts. Experiments in a tribal farmer's fields during 2016–2018 with two IFS models (pulse and cotton) were conducted in the Telangana region, India. An on‐farm reservoir (OFR) is designed for...
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bank nationalization in india a retrospective
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There are about 585 Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets which were linked to Electronic National Agricultural Market (eNAM) in 14 states in India by 2018. There was a slow but definite increase in the adoption of eNAM by the stakeholders. There has been no detailed study so far on the impact of eNAM on prices received by farmers an...
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The article analyzed the macro-economic policies and budgetary allocation to natural resource management related schemes in India. The drylands are neglected in investments and policy issues for long. Special emphasis needs to be given to dryland areas and crops in budget especially in the ongoing schemes like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana,...
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A problem-driven iterative Adaption (PDIA) approach to institutional reform involves (i) solving defined performance problems through (ii) creating an environment amenable to experimentation, (iii) creating tight feedback loops, and (iv) engaging a broad set of actors. This document is a practical training manual for undertaking PDIA approach for i...
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Many state governments are promising to provide free electricity to agricultural sector, resulted in not only excessive use of electricity and shifting of cropping pattern to more water intensive crops, but also huge loss to exchequer. Aim & Objectives This paper try to examine the policies of energy use in agriculture and its impacts on the use of...
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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a gigantic task given its 17 goals and 169 targets cutting across many areas. These have to be achieved in synergistic manner by central, state and local governments. Although, state and central level departments work in silos, their actual implementation at village level needs to be integrated to e...
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The paper examined different welfare schemes implemented by central, state and local governments in a village in Telangana, India. The entire households in the village were surveyed on census basis. The benefits accrued to the villagers were assessed and policy suggestions were made to improve the schemes. The Kunkudupamula village was taken as cas...
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The Model Agricultural Produce Marketing Act (APMC Act), 2003, and recent improvements to it through Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitating) Act (APLM), 2017, provide some hope in increasing efficiency in agricultural markets in India. The Model APLM Act advocates increased competition in the marketplace by a...
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Due to the perishable nature of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), price fluctuates based on supply and demand. It is necessary to forecast harvest period tomato prices, so growers can make informed production decisions. This study includes seasonal variation in forecasting price, which is lacking in other models. Forecasting tomato prices was done...
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Farmers in the rainfed regions of India have to routinely deal with risks from biotic and abiotic sources, that varies with the region and crop cultivated. An assessment of the risk sources and adaptation strategies is attempted in this paper using a total of 500 farmers combinedly from Maharashtra and Telangana. Data collected using a questionnair...
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National economy of India has been growing rapidly in the last two decades; however, growth on employment level has not been commensurate with growth in the national economy. While faster growth of economy is beneficial to various stakeholders, employment growth is more important to reduce poverty in the economy. The experience of welfare programme...
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The rebuilding of livelihoods in the involuntary resettlement is commonly based on providing compensation to those who are displaced along with the creation of employment and income opportunities to sustain their livelihoods. Unlike rural resettlement, urban resettlement is very complex as it involves providing business opportunities, urban-based e...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the market structure and value chain of pearl millet grain and fodder in India. There is a decline in demand for human consumption, with an increase in demand for non-food uses like cattle and poultry feed, raw material for starch and breweries industry. This paper explores alternative channels, uses...
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This report examines the impact of the government of India’s organic agriculture scheme – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY). Since the2015-16, the Government of India is promoting organic agriculture under PKVY scheme through the promotion of Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) certified organic clusters. Under PKVY, clusters will be support...
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The paper assesses the impact of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme in India which was introduced in year 2015. Under this scheme, government machinery has to distribute the SHCs to each farmer. The paper examined the implementation capability of the state and its impact on farmers’ incomes by using nationally represented sample of farmers. In India...
Book
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The Mission on Organic Value Chain Development for North-Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) central scheme, a sub-mission under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), launched is a by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for implementation in North-Eastern States. The scheme aims at development of certified organic production in a v...