Essays on Inclusive Growth and Some Reminiscences

Essays on Inclusive Growth and Some Reminiscences

By: C. H. Hanumantha Rao (author)Hardback

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India's Twelfth Five Year Plan seeks to achieve inclusive and sustainable development through an appropriate growth process by reducing regional disparities in development, raising the growth rates of agriculture and manufacturing, and by giving high priority to health and education. Against this backdrop, the essays on inclusive growth in this book focus on regional disparities in development, technology fatigue, marketing constraints and sustainable use of water in respect of agriculture; ensuring accountability in performance; and the growth performance in Andhra Pradesh where the rising discontent against regional disparities in development led to the recent decision of the Union Government to form a separate state of Telangana. The book also includes some reminiscences of the author from his student days to his interactions on economic policy issues concerning equitable development since the 1980s, with individuals ranging from veteran freedom fighters to the eminent scholars and public figures, including some Prime Ministers of India.

About Author

C.H. Hanumantha Rao is Chancellor of University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad Central University); Chancellor, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed to be University), Hyderabad; and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, as well as at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), University of Delhi. He served as a Member of several expert bodies, including, Seventh and Eighth Finance Commissions; Planning Commission, 1982-1986; Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, 1983-1985; Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 1981-82 and 1995-1997; Central Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India, 1994-2000; and the National Advisory Council, 2004-2008. He also served as Chairman, Steering Committee on Agriculture and Allied Sectors for Formulation of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012), Planning Commission, 2007; High Powered Fertilisers Pricing Policy Review Committee, GoI, 1997-98; Expert Committee on Rehabilitation and Environmental Aspects of Tehri Hydro-Electric Project, GoI, 1996-97; Advisory Committee, National Accounts Statis-tics, GoI, 1992-1995; Technical Committee on Drought Prone Area Programme and Desert Development Programme (DPAP & DDP), Ministry of Rural Development, GoI, 1993-94; National Commission on Rural Labour, GoI, 1990-91; Expert Committee for Review of Methodology of Cost of Production of Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, 1990; and Advisory Council on the Implementation of the 20-Point Programme, GoI, 1987-1989. Prof Rao was awarded Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize for 1974-75, by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Agricultural Economics; he is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi; received a K.H. Batheja Award for one of the best books published in Economics in India during 1993-94; received the Financial Express Award for Lifetime Work in Economics, in 1995; and was awarded `Padma Bhushan' by the President of India in 2004 in the field of Literature and Education.

Contents

Introduction Growth and Inclusiveness 1. Inclusive Growth: An Overview of Performance and the Challenges Ahead 2. Economic Reforms with Human Face 3. Rural Transformation in China and India: Comparative Experience in the Post-Reform Period 4. Role of Sociopolitical Factors in Achieving Inclusive Growth: Comparative Experience of India and China 5. Globalisation and Inequality 6. Approach to the Eleventh Five Year Plan: A Comment 7. National Rural Employment Guarantee: Tasks Ahead 8. Growing Regional Disparities in Development in India: Post-Reform Experience and Challenges Ahead IIAgriculture: Growth and Sustainability 9. Crisis in Indian Agriculture 10. Suicides by the Farmers: Causes and Remedies 11. What Constrains Agricultural Growth in India? 12. Agriculture and the Union Budget 13. Biotechnology for Indian Agriculture: Potential, Performance and Concerns 14. Patterns of Agricultural Growth and Links with Nutrition 15. Agricultural Pricing in India 16. Dual Pricing for Food Grains 17. Organised Retailing: Impact on India's Farm Economy 18. Strategy for Soil and Moisture Conservation through Watershed Development 19. Sustainable Use of Water for Irrigation IIIAndhra Pradesh 20. Andhra Pradesh: Fifty Years of Development and Challenges Ahead 21. Andhra Pradesh: Fastest Improver in Economic Freedom and Growth? 22. Agribusiness Potential of Andhra Pradesh 23. Land Reforms in Andhra Pradesh: Major Issues IV Telangana 24. Srikrishna Committee Report on Telangana 25. Hundred Years of Telangana 26. Political Empowerment of Telangana 27. The Promise of Telangana 28. The State of Telangana: A Perspective for Inclusive and Sustainable Development V Some Reminiscences 29. National Integration, Poverty and Environment: Relevance of Indira Gandhi 30. Rajiv Gandhi: A Pioneer in Economic Reforms 31. Economic Reforms with Human Face: A Tribute to P.V. Narasimha Rao 32. J. Chokka Rao: Grassroots Leader and Policy Ideologue 33. N.T. Rama Rao: From Film Hero to Mass Leader 34. Abid Hussain: Reform-Oriented and Warm-Hearted 35. Mani Shankar Aiyar: Empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions 36. B.P.R. Vithal: Grip on State Finances and Founding of the CESS 37. Y.V. Krishna Rao: A Rare Peasant Leader with Scholarship 38. Dr Raj Bahadur Gour: A Veteran Trade Union Leader 39. Professor K. Jayashankar: A Leading Telangana Ideologue 40. Baddam Yella Reddy: A Crusader against Feudalism 41. Hyderabad Today: Our Tasks - A Comment 42. My Nizam College Days (1953-1955) 43. All India Students' Federation Conference, 1996 44. Professor V.K.R.V. Rao: Institution Builder Par Excellence 45. Professor Sukhamoy Chakravarty: An Erudite Scholar and Outstanding Planner 46. Professor P.C. Mahalanobis and Sixth National Statistics Day 47. From PhD Student to Board Chairman: Experience at IEG 48. Padma Bhushan Award Felicitation: My Response 49. Continuity and Change: Response to the Felicitation at the C.R. Foundation

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  • ISBN13: 9789332700895
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9789332700895
  • ISBN10: 9332700893

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