- India and the World Economy, 1757–1947
- Battles Half Won: Political Economy of India's Growth and Economic Policy Since Independence
- Estimating Rural Poverty: Distributional Outcomes, Evaluations, and Policy Responses
- Microfinance: The Shg-Linkage Program
- Microinsurance: A Case Study of the Indian Rainfall Index Insurance Market
- Caste and Upward Mobility
- Performance of Indian Manufacturing in the Postreform Period
- Informal Sector and the Developing World: Relating Theory and Evidence to India
- Structural Transformation and Jobless Growth in the Indian Economy
- Development, Displacement, and Food Security: Land Acquisition in India
- Reforming Primary and Secondary Schooling
- Higher Education Reforms in India
- Health and Health Care Policy in India: The Case for Quality of Care
- Population Dynamics in India and Implications for Economic Growth
- The Dynamics and Status of India's Economic Reforms
- Political Economy of Infrastructure Spending in India
- Aspects of Bureaucratic Corruption
- Distributive Conflicts and Indian Economic Policy: Some Notes On Political Economy
- Economic Growth and Ecological Sustainability in India
- Fiscal Rules in India: are they Effective?
- Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy Transmission in India
- Monetary Policy, Capital Flows, and the Exchange Rate
- India's Trade and Exchange-Rate Policies: Understanding the Bop Crisis and the Reforms Thereafter
- Domestic Financial Sector Reforms
- The Convergence Debate and Econometric Approaches: Evidence from India
- The Globalization Debate and India
- India at the WTO: From Uruguay to Doha and Beyond
- An Estimated DSGE Model of the Indian Economy
- Development Patterns in China and India: Perspective with A Ces Production Function
- What More do we want to know about the Indian Economy?
Abstract and Keywords
Much of the theorizing and policy making for rural poverty alleviation in India lacks empirical appreciation of issues and challenges. Therefore, it is important to examine how valid the different interpretations of the Indian evidence justifying alternative policy imperatives are. This article illustrates one such issue with reference to the strategy for agricultural growth since the mid-1960s until now, and its impact evaluation in terms of inequality and poverty and the current enigma on hunger and deprivation. It deals with policy imperatives of development for eradicating poverty and deprivation. The article then examines the Indian evidence on its agricultural growth strategy and a policy outcome evaluation with reference to rural poverty in India during different phases of the Indian agricultural development strategy. It mainly examines the missing links in research methodology of these studies and their implications. Some evidence in terms of final estimates of consumption are provided.
M. H. Suryanarayana (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India)
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