Aditya K S

Aditya K S
Indian Agricultural Research Institute | IARI · Division of Agricultural Economics

M.Sc. (Agri) in Agricultural Economics

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Introduction
I am a Ph.D. Scholar at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and a fellow of Netaji Subhas ICAR- International Fellowship. I am also a Scientist at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. I have a master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. My research interests include the impact assessment of agricultural technologies and natural resource economics.
Education
August 2011 - July 2013
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics

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Publications (57)
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Wheat is an important staple food crop in the world. The fertilizer intensive wheat cultivation, promoted during and post green revolution era has played an important role in increasing the yield levels and assuring food security but is also blamed for the damage it caused to the environment. Considering the concerns of resource sustainability and...
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This paper attempts to identify the determinants of access to the KCC program and empirically evaluate its impact on farmers’ use of agricultural inputs and farm household incomes in eastern India. We have also examined whether the possession of KCC reduces the farmer’s dependence for borrowing on moneylenders. The estimation is based on Coarsened...
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Using comprehensive telephone survey data from 2,599 households, the paper estimates the status of food insecurity using the food insecurity experience scale in rural households in eastern India. The results indicate that households belonging to lower social strata with less land and fewer years of education are more likely to suffer from food inse...
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Climate is changing, and further changes are inevitable. It has been noted by IPCC that the globally averaged combined land and ocean surface temperature, as calculated by a linear trend show a warming of 0.85 [0.65–1.06] °C over the period 1880–2012. The mean temperature in India is projected to increase up to 1.7 °C in kharif (July–October) and u...
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There is a growing concern about the sustainability of agriculture due to the indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers in several parts of the world. In India, the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) is a region where the externalities of excessive use of chemical fertilizers for cereal production manifest in groundwater pollution, air pollution due to emi...
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Fertilizer subsidies are one of the important ways in which the Government of India supports farmers. The introduction of fertilizer subsidies in 1977 proved to be crucial in achieving the target of rising domestic fertilizer consumption by ensuring fertilizer availability to farmers at affordable prices. Subsidies to the farmers were routed throug...
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This research article attempts a bibliometric analysis of global research on biofertilizers carried out from 2000 to 2019. The main purpose of this analysis is in technology foresight; to understand where the research interest lies within the domain of biofertilizer and also to identify the major research networks. The analysis is based on 344 rese...
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In India, traditionally, the relationship between agriculture and energy has been unidirectional, with agriculture using energy as input in crop production. However, of late, the energy sector is also using agricultural by-products as renewable-fuel feedstock. We examine the dual role of agriculture as a producer as well as consumer of energy. The...
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This paper examines the inequity in irrigation distribution in India using a variant of Theil’s entropy measure for the period 1995–2010. The analysis reveals that the level of inequity in irrigation distribution has increased over time. Inequity has declined in canal, tank and well-irrigated systems and increased in the tube well-irrigated system....
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Crop insurance is an important policy instrument to shield farmers from risks in farming and it is even more important in the present context, when the climate change led crop losses are on the rise. Unfortunately, only 28% of the gross cropped area in India is under insurance coverage despite of highly subsidized insurance package under the flagsh...
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The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, a crop insurance scheme that subsidizes the premium and promises to settle claims timely, but are farmers willing to pay? We conducted a contingent valuation study in Punjab, a state where agriculture is irrigated and the risk is estimated to be so low that the government ha...
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Subsidies to fertilizers have played a crucial role in yield improvement in Indian agriculture, yet it is being criticised recently for issues like soil nutrient imbalance, inequity in distribution etc. Several policies are being implemented in India to control scorching fiscal burden due to fertilizer subsidy, control the diversion of subsidised f...
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Agriculture and climate change effects exhibit two-way causation. Agriculture contributes to climate change and is also affected by climate change. Agricultural production systems need to be continuously adjusted, so as to mitigate the climate change as well as to adapt to it to minimise the negative effects of climate change on agricultural produc...
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This paper attempts to identify the determinants of access to the KCC program and empirically evaluate its impact on farmers’ use of agricultural inputs and farm household incomes in Eastern India. We have also examined whether the possession of KCC reduces the farmer’s dependence on borrowing on moneylenders. The estimation is based on Coarsened E...
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Educational institutes across the world have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic jeopardizing the academic calendars. Most educational institutes have shifted to online learning platforms to keep the academic activities going. However, the questions about the preparedness, designing and effectiveness of e-learning is still not clearly understood, p...
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Purpose This paper is an attempt to understand the pattern of credit among agricultural households in Eastern India and to identify the correlates of their access to institutional credit for policy imperatives. Design/methodology/approach The study uses unit-level data from the All-India Debt and Investment Survey of the 59th and 70th rounds of th...
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Comparability of employment estimates from different surveys are mired in controversies. We objectively assessed the comparability of rural non-farm employment estimates from NSSO-EUS, Labour Bureau-EUS and recent NSSO-PLFS survey in India. We compared them based on methodological parameters such as type of data collected, sampling frame, sampling...
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Agricultural researches, development of innovations, their dissemination and Government funding behind the whole process all come to a grinding halt when the ultimate beneficiaries of the process are left to their fate, are left to die. Yes, the most sensitive yet controversial phenomenon of farmer suicide in India is being indicated. In 2015, 12,6...
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This paper aims to analyse the correlates of choice of source of credit and amount of institutional finance from survey of rural households in eastern India. The study uses primary data of 2,641 rural households across Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand. Cragg's Double hurdle model, which accounts for endogeneity between the amount of form...
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The chapter provides details about the Propensity Score Matching method to assess the impact of interventions. Detailed procedure and relevant stata commands are also provided.
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Thaler and Cass R Sunstein (2008) revolutionised economic thinking and drew the attention of both academia and policy makers alike. This book talked of how understanding of different biases and use of simple nudges can induce people to make ideal/optimal choices.
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Increased availability of satellite imageries and rapid development in algorithms to process imagery data has spurred interest amongst economist to use high-frequency imagery data for meaningful economic interpretations. One such application is to use satellite night light data as an indicator of poverty. As poverty statistics in India is released...
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Agriculture is inherently a risky enterprise because of its dependence on rainfall. To mitigate risks, farmers diversify crops and enterprises, maintain stabilization account or resort to the sale of assets. Crop insurance is a complementary institutional mechanism that aids farmers to cope with risks better. Considering the importance of crop insu...
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Dal Lake, Kashmir, is the jewel in the crown of India. The present study addresses the issue of lake sustainability by conducting a two‐round Delphi survey to elicit views and build consensus on the relative importance of the impacts of restoration of Dal Lake and its fisheries. The Friedman and Kendall W tests, along with post hoc Wilcoxon signed‐...
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Collective action is seen as an institutional tool for increasing the access of small and marginal farmers to technologies, inputs and service provisions in agriculture. Though the benefit of such community driven programs is well documented in the literature, sustainability remains an unsolved puzzle; most of the community-based programs are estab...
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Role of e-NAM in Realizing Remunerative Price to Farmers
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In India, of late, micro-irrigation has received considerable policy focus. However, as of 2017, only about 10% of the potential area is under micro-irrigation. The present study analyzes the pattern and equity issues of distribution of micro-irrigation in India and identifies the potential correlates. The regression analysis reveals that the stage...
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Crop insurance is one of the important risk management strategies adopted by farmers. However, one of the biggest challenge Government faces while promoting insurance is in setting optimum premium for crop insurance which can achieve higher participation of farmers in Insurance programme. With premium rate set at 1.5% of sum insured for wheat crop,...
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We used treatment effect models to assess the effect of the women-centric community-based programme on intra-household decision making in agriculture. Using the data collected from an intra-household survey of 815 targeted and non-targeted households of a programme, we assessed the impact of women membership in a Self Help Group on dynamics of 14 f...
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Natural resources are expected to help in spurring growth and development of the country. But, in the exceptional case where natural resources dependence harms the economic progress is popularly termed as 'Resource Curse'. This topic has been extensively studied on various dimensions, starting from economic growth and developmental outcomes to vari...
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Intensive cultivation has contributed immensely to the overall development of Punjab but at the cost of environmental sustainability. Residue generated from rice cultivation is neither used as animal feed nor farmers have enough time to collect it. In order to get rid of the residue farmers burn nearly 12–13 Mt rice straw every year. This generates...
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Natural resources are expected to help in spurring growth and development of the country. But, in the exceptional case where natural resources dependence harms the economic progress is popularly termed as 'Resource Curse'. This topic has been extensively studied on various dimensions, starting from economic growth and developmental outcomes to va...
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Goods and services tax or GST is an important fiscal instrument to ensure efficient, equitable and sustainable economic growth. India switched over to GST in 2017, bringing all economic activities, including those related to agricultural sector, under its ambit. Most agricultural services remain exempted from GST, and tax rates on several inputs an...
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In this article, we have analysed farmers' awareness about Minimum Support Price (MSP) and its impact on diversification of crops grown in India. We used nationally representative data collected by National Sample Survey Office, 70th round data. The data revealed that only 23.72 and 20.04 per cent of farmers in the rural agricultural households in...
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Agriculture being the backbone of Indian economy supports the country to be in international trade domain with a great position. This is observed by looking at the share of food grains and some horticultural produce especially onion in international trade. This paper made an attempt to analyze the international trade potential of Indian onion with...
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Spatial diversity of crop varieties is an indicator of richness of genetic base, and has a bearing on productivity and sustainability of crop production. This paper has analysed the spatial distribution of wheat varieties in five Indian states using three spatial diversity concepts, to measure the richness, inverse dominance and evenness. All the t...
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This preliminary study was undertaken to assess the impact of demonetization on different stakeholders in agricultural sector
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In this paper we have analysed farmer’s awareness about Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops grown by them using a nationally representative data collected by NSSO, (70th round). The data revealed that only 23.72 and 20.04 per cent of rural agricultural households in India are aware of MSP of crops grown by them. Awareness was high for rice and whe...
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Fertilizers play a key role in the performance of the agriculture sector in India. In fact, fertilizers, along with high yielding varieties of crops and better irrigation facilities are credited for the quantum jump achieved in production of foodgrains in India during the late 1960s. Having second largest agricultural land in the world, the promine...
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In this paper, we have tried to identify the correlates of adoption of crop insurance in India.
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Arecanut being the pivotal component of Integrated farming systems in Southern Karnataka determines the fate and fortunes of farmers. It is imperative to assess the magnitude and stability of farm income which has profound influence on livelihood and economic security of farmers. Hazel's decomposition analysis has been employed for cross section da...
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Arecanut, being an important commercial and plantation crop of Karnataka, its influence on state economy is significant and profound. To stabilize the vital arecanut economy in the state, government has to emphasize on both production and market related issues. But the existing government policies are favoring the production related aspects. While...
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Cropping pattern connotes the crop-mix grown in a particular area in an agricultural year. The transitions in cropping pattern are usually brought by complex gamut of factors. The study on these changes is vital in adjusting research priorities accordingly. Time series met a data on area under various field crops in Karnataka state forms the data b...

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