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Professor, Agriculture Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC)

Area of Specialisation
  • Agriculture and Allied Activities;

  • Agro Processing;

  • Rural Development

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Academic Qualification
  • Post-Doctorate in Economics – Sir Rattan Tata Fellow, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, 2004-06. Title: Contract Farming in India: Options and Implications for Small and Large Farmers.

  • Ph.D. in Economics from Centre for the Studies of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi, 1997. Title of Thesis: Farm Size and Marketing Efficiency in Agriculture: An Analysis of Selected Markets and Crops in Haryana.

  • M.Phil. in Economics from Centre for the Studies of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi, 1992. Title of Dissertation: New Technology and Income Distribution in Agriculture: A Case Study of Two Villages in Haryana.

  • Masters in Economics from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana (First Class), 1989.

Selected Publications

Books

  1. 'Assessment of Supply - Demand Balances of Foodgrains and Other Food Items over the Medium Term Future', (Forthcoming), Macmillan, New Delhi. (Parmod Kumar).

  2. 'Economic Reforms and Small Farmers: Implication for Production, Marketing and Employment', (Forthcoming), Academic Foundation, New Delhi. (Parmod Kumar and Sandip Sarkar).

  3. 'Performance and Inefficiency of Public Distribution System in India', Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2010. (Parmod Kumar).

  4. 'Farm Size and Marketing Efficiency in Agriculture during Pre and Post Liberalisation: A Case of Haryana', Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi. 2007. (Parmod Kumar).

  5. 'The Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Impact, Weaknesses and Further Reforms', NCAER, Dec.2004. (Jointly with Anil Sharma, Shashi Bramakar, Santosh Kumar, Ajay Sahu and Tajinder Singh).

  6. 'A Policy Model for Open Market Operations of Wheat', (Jointly with Anil Sharma and Nilabja Ghosh), NCAER, July 2001.

  7. 'Glimpses of Indian Agriculture-II' Edited Book publication under process along with Sharma, Gosh, Tuteja and Grover.

  8. 'Changing Face of Indian Agriculture' Edited Book publication under process along with Mohan Kumar.

Research Papers Published/Under Process in Journals

International

  1. ‘Functioning of the Public Distribution System in India: An Empirical Evaluation” Outlook on Agriculture, Vol 39 (3), September 2010, (Parmod Kumar).

  2. ‘Inter Commodity Price Linkages in India: A Case of Foodgrains, Oilseeds and Edible Oils’, ‘Journal of International and Area Studies’ Vol. 13(1), June 2006, (Parmod Kumar).

  3. ‘Farmland Prices in a Developing Economy: Some Stylised Facts and Determinants’, ‘Journal of International and Area Studies’, Vol. 12(2), December, 2005, (Parmod Kumar, B.K. Pradhan and A. Subramanian).

  4. Estimation of Demand Model for India: An Almost Ideal Demand System’, Paper Communicated for publication to Asian Economic Journal, (Parmod Kumar).

  5. ‘Valuing the Health Effect of Air Pollution from Agricultural Residue Burning’, Paper Communicated for publication to Environmental and Resource Economics, (Parmod Kumar and Surender Kumar).

  6. ‘Allocative Efficiency of Contract versus Non Contract Farmers in Indian Punjab: A Profit Function Approach’ Paper Communicated for publication to Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, (Parmod Kumar).

  7. ‘Opening to World Markets: A Study of Indian Rice Market Integration’, Paper Communicated for publication to Agricultural Economic, (Sisira S. Jayasuriya, J.H. Kim and Parmod Kumar).

  8. Existing Legislation on Air Pollution and Punjab Government Policy on ‘Agriculture Waste Burning” Paper communicated for publication in International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

  9. ‘Crop and Employment Diversification Alternatives: A Study of Selected Households

National

  1. ‘Consumption Smoothing and Insurance Against the Income Risks: A Case of India’ Forthcoming, Indian Economic Review (Parmod Kumar and S. K. Singh).

  2. ‘Market Structure, Conduct and Performance: Empirical Findings from Six States in India’ Key Note Paper, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol 24, No 3, September-December 2010, (Parmod Kumar).

  3. ‘Structure of Markets and Prices in Agriculture: Empirical Findings from Punjab and Bihar (Parmod Kumar); Margin-The Journal of Applied Economic Research, Vol 5, Number 2, 2011, (Parmod Kumar).

  4. ‘Food Security: The Challenges for Agriculture in India (Parmod Kumar), Agricultural Situation in India, Vol LXVII, Number 9, December 2010.

  5. ‘Contract Farming through Agri Business Firms and State Corporation: A Case Study in Punjab', ‘Economic and Political Weekly’, Vol. XLI, No. 52, December 30, 2006, (Parmod Kumar).

  6. ‘Price Variability and its Determinants: An Analysis of Major Foodgrains in India’, Indian Economic Review, Vol 41(2), 2006, (Parmod Kumar and Anil Sharma).

  7. ‘Employment and Earning Patterns in Farming and Non-farming Activities: Empirical Evidences from Punjab and Bihar’, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 49, No 4, Oct-Dec. 2006, (Parmod Kumar)

  8. ‘Perennial Crop Supply Response Functions: Case of Indian Rubber, Tea and Coffee’, ‘Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics’ Vol. 61, No. 4, Oct-Dec, 2006, (Parmod Kumar and Anil Sharma).

  9. ‘Determinants of Capital Formation and Agricultural Growth: Some New Explorations; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, No. 52, December 25-31, 2004, (Ramesh Chand and Parmod Kumar)

  10. ‘Production, Exports and Pattern of Value Addition of Livestock and Poultry Products in India’, Indian Jorunal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 18(3), Oct.- Dec. 2004 (Parmod Kumar).

  11. ‘Spatial Price Integration and Pricing Efficiency at the Farm Level: A Study of Paddy in Haryana’, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 58(2), April- June 2003 (Parmod Kumar and R.K.Sharma)

  12. ‘Market Integration and Marketing Efficiency of Wheat in Haryana’, Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 15(1), Jan-Jun 2000 (Parmod Kumar and R.K.Sharma)

  13. ‘Marketed Surplus of Different Crops Across Farm Size: A Study in Haryana’, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 54(4), Oct-Dec 1999 (Parmod Kumar).

  14. ‘Price Differentials Across Farm Size: A Case of Haryana’, Anvesak, Vol. 28(2), July-Dec.1998 (Parmod Kumar).

  15. ‘Agricultural Diversification in Eastern India: Status, Options and Determinants’ Paper communicated for publication in the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, (Anjani Kumar and Parmod Kumar).

  16. ‘Demand and Supply Projections of Foodgrains and Edible Oils in India by 2020’, Paper Communicated for publication to ‘Economic and Political Weekly’, (Parmod Kumar).

Research Papers in Edited Books/Seminar/Conference Proceedings

  1. Chapter 4, ‘Agriculture and Allied Activities’ for the Economic Survey of Karnataka 2010-11 (Parmod Kumar), Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangaluru, February 2011.

  2. Redefining the Role of Government in the Context of Improving Agri-Marketing Efficiency – Major Recommendation by the Chairman and the Rapporteur, 24th National Conference on Agricultural Marketing of ISAM held on 23-25 November, 2010, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol 24, No 3, September-December 2010, (Parmod Kumar and Narendra Singh).

  3. Resource Provision, Productivity and Contract Farming: A Case Study of Punjab’ (Parmod Kumar); in Gulati, Ashok, P.K. Joshi and Maurice Landes, 2009 (ed), ‘Contract Farming in India: A Resource Book’, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ICAR and USDA website:
    http://www.ncap.res.in/contract_%20farming/index.htm

  4. ‘Economic Reforms and Rural Livelihood: Empirical Findings from Punjab and Bihar’ (Parmod Kumar); in Elumalai Kannan and G.B. Lokesh, 2010 (ed), ‘Inclusive Agricultural Growth: Regional Perspective’, Proceedings of National Workshop under NAIP, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

  5. ‘Public Distribution System: Performance and Inefficiencies’ (Parmod Kumar); in Sridevi,(ed) Forthcoming, Food Security in the Context of Globalisation, Sage New Delhi.

  6. ‘Supply and Demand Projections of Foodgrains and Oilseeds Based on State Trends’ (Parmod Kumar); in Sridevi,(ed) Forthcoming, Food Security in the Context of Globalisation, Sage New Delhi.

  7. ‘Diversification through Contract Farming: A Case Study of Punjab’ (Parmod Kumar); in R.S Deshpande, 2007, (ed), “Contract Farming and Tenancy Reforms”, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi.

  8. ‘Economic Reforms and Agricultural Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Punjab and Bihar’, (Parmod Kumar), Agriculture Summit 2006: Reforms and Empowering the Farmer, Souvenir; Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, 2006.

Book Reviews

  • Contract Farming System in Punjab: An Appraisal by B.K. Pattanaik, Kesar Singh, Sukhvinder Singh and Madan Mohan Singh, published by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh – Book Review published in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 44 (50), December 12-18, 2009.

  • ‘Coalitions of Interest: Partnerships for Processes of Agricultural Change’, By Ruth Alsop, Elon Gilbert, John Farrington and Rajiv Khandelwal; Sage Publication – Book Review published in Margin, Vol. 34(1), Oct-Dec. 2001

Publications in Magazines/Short Articles

  1. ‘Impact of General Inflation on Agriculture’, Macro Track, Vol. X (6), June 2008, (Parmod Kumar)

  2. ‘Outlook for Agricultural Prices’, Macro Track, Vol. X (10), October 2008 (Parmod Kumar)

  3. ‘Trends in Agriculture Investment’, Macro Track, Vol. XI (1), January 2009 (Parmod Kumar)

  4. ‘Irrigation: Life Line of Indian Agriculture’, Macro Track, Vol. XI (3), March 2009 (Alpi Jain and Parmod Kumar)

  5. ‘Outlook for Foodgrain Prices’, Civil Society Voices, a Journal of Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), Deccember, 2008.

  6. ‘Policy Instruments to Address Air Pollution Issues in Agriculture’, South Asia Newsletter, May 2010, Published by Australian Government, Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR).

  7. ‘Food Security in Karnataka’, State Macro Scan (SMS), Issue No. 2, June 2010, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

  8. ‘Appraisal of Indian Agricultural Performance: Past Trends and Future Prospects’, Financing Agriculture, May, 2010, published by Agriculture Finance Corporation of India Ltd (AFCL), New Delhi, (Parmod Kumar).

Working Papers/Discussion Papers
  • ‘Contract Farming in India: Options and Implications for Small and Large Farmers’ Working Paper Series No. E/267/2006, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. (Parmod Kumar).

  • ‘Inter Commodity Price Linkages in India: A Case of Foodgrains, Oilseeds and Edible Oils’ Discussion Paper Series No. 103/2006, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. (Parmod Kumar).

Mimeo/Project Reports
  1. ‘Impact Study of the National Horticulture Mission Scheme’ Project sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, ISEC under process (Parmod Kumar and K. Elumalai).

  2. ‘Impact of NREGA on Wage Rates, Food Security and Rural Urban Migration’ Project sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, ISEC Memeo, May 2011 (Parmod Kumar and I. Maruthi).

  3. Policy Instruments to Address Air Pollution Issues in Agriculture – Implications for Happy Seeder Technology Adoption in India – Project sponsored by the Australian Council of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Under Progress.

  4. ‘Assessment of Supply- Demand Balances of Foodgrains and Other Food Items over the Medium Term Future’ sponsored by the ‘Ministry of Food and Public Distribution’ NCAER Mimeo, May 2010 (Parmod Kumar, Poulomi Bhattacharya and S. K. Singh).

  5. ‘Agricultural Trade Liberalisation and Domestic Market Reforms in Indian Agriculture, sponsored by Australian Council of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), NCAER Mimeo, August 2009 (Rajesh Chadha, Shashanka Bhide, Devender Pratap, Anjali Tandon, Abhishek Akhouri, Parmod Kumar, and K. Elumalai)

  6. ‘Concurrent Evaluation of the Targeted Public Distribution System, Phase I & II’, sponsored by the ‘Ministry of Food and Public Distribution’ NCAER Mimeo, May, 2007 and April 2008), (Parmod Kumar and Deepti Sethi & Parmod Kumar and S.K.Singh).

  7. ‘Economic Reforms and Small Farms Implications for Production, Marketing and Employment’, Sponsored by ICAR, Institute of Human Development, Mimeo, Oct 2005 (Parmod Kumar and Sandip Sarkar)

  8. The Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Impact, Weaknesses and Further Reforms’, Project Sponsored by the RBI, NCAER Mimeo, Oct 2004 (Anil Sharma, Shashi Bramakar, Parmod Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Ajay Sahu and Tajinder Singh).

  9. ‘Exports of Value Added Products from the Agricultural Sector: Impediments and Strategies for the Future’, Project Sponsored by APEDA, NCAER Mimeo, April 2005, (Parmod Kumar and Anil Sharma).

  10. ‘Price Stabilisation of Selected Commodities: An Analysis of Alternative Policy Options’ ,Project Soponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, NCAER Mimeo, Sept. 2001, (Anil Sharma, Parmod Kumar, S.C. Aggarwal and S.K. Singh)

  11. ‘An Analysis of the Price Behaviour of Selected Commodities’, Project Sponsored by the Planning Commission, Government of India, NCAER Mimeo, February 2001, (Anil Sharma and Parmod Kumar)

  12. Infrastructure Development Schemes for Agricultural Exports: An Evaluation’ Project Sponsored by the APEDA,NCAER Mimeo, June 2000 (Anil Sharma, Rakhee Bhattacharya and Parmod Kumar)

  13. ‘A Policy Model for Open Market Operations of Wheat’, Project Sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, NCAER Mimeo, July 2001 (Anil Sharma, Nilabja Ghosh and Parmod Kumar).

  14. ‘Market Intervention Schemes for Horticultural Commodities :Inefficiencies and Proposals for Reform’, Project Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, NCAER Mimeo, March 1999 (Anil Sharma and Parmod Kumar)

Recent presentation of papers for international conferences and workshops

International Conferences

  • ‘Valuing the Health Effects of Air Pollution from Agricultural Residue Burning” in the CERDI International Conference on Environment and Natural Resources Management in Developing and Transition Economies, organized at Clermont Ferrand, France on 18 - 19 November 2010 (Parmod Kumar and Surender Kumar).

  • ‘International and Internal Market Integration in Indian agriculture: A study of the Indian Rice Market’: Paper presented at a Workshop, Organized by the ‘University of Melbourne’ on 8th February, 2007 (jointly with Prof. Sisira Jayasuriya and Dr. J.H.Kim);

  • ‘Market Integration in Indian agriculture with the World Market: A case study of Rice’: Paper presented at the ‘51st Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference’ held in Queenstown, New Zealand during February 13-16, 2007 (jointly with Prof. Sisira Jayasuriya and Dr. J.H.Kim) 

  • A revised version of the above paper was presented in the 106th European Association of Agricultural Economics Seminar, ‘Pro-poor development in low income countries: Food, agriculture, trade, and environment,’ held on 25-27 October 2007 at Montpellier, France.

  • ‘Commercialisation of Indian Agriculture and its Implications for Small and Large Farmers: A Case Study of Punjab’ – Paper presented in an International Seminar organized by FAO in Rome during 4-5 May, 2005.

National Conferences
  1. Organised One Day Workship in JNU on ‘Changing Face of the Indian Agriculture’, along with Seema Bathla. Presented a Paper on ‘Global Food Security: Issues and challenge’, on 13 August 2011.

  2. ‘Impact of Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) on Wage Rate, Food Security and Rural-Urban Migration in Karnataka’, Paper presented in a seminar organized by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore on 1 August 2011. The same paper was also presented in the Evaluation Division, Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka Secretariat, MS Building, 2nd Stage, 7th floor, Bangalore on 5 August 2011.

  3. ‘Crop and Employment Diversification Alternatives A Study of Selected Households in Eastern India’, A Paper presented in a Seminar on Prospects of India’s Agriculture Exports in 2025: Opportunities, Challenges and Roadmap, organized by Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, on 6 – 8 July, 2011.

  4. ‘Demand and Supply Projections of Foodgrains and Edible Oils in India by 2020’, A Paper presented in a Seminar on Prospects of India’s Agriculture Exports in 2025: Opportunities, Challenges and Roadmap, organized by Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, on 6 – 8 July, 2011

  5. Organised a Two Days Workshop on ‘Rainfed Agriculutre in India/Karnataka’ alongwith Dr. I Maruthi in the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore during 14-15 March 2011.

  6. ‘Demand and Supply Forecasting of Foodgrains and Edible Oils in the Medium Term Future’ Presentation to the Minister of State for Food and Public Distribution, Government of India in the Krishi Bhawan New Delhi on 9 March 2011.

  7. ‘The implications of policy settings on land use and agricultural technology adoption in North-West India’, A Paper presented jointly with Nick Milham, Jason Crean and Rajinderpal Singh in the workshop Towards Double Zero-till for Rice-Wheat System in Indo-Gangetic Plain” at NASC Complex, New Delhi during 13-14 February 2011.

  8. A Key Note Paper, ‘Market Structure, Conduct and Performance: Empirical Findings from Six States in India’ in the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing Conference organized at the Navasari Agricultural University, Navasari, Gujarat during 23-25 November 2010, also Chaired the Session on the Theme, Redefining the Role of Government in Improving the Efficiency of Agricultural Marketing.

  9. ‘Existing Legislation on Pollution in India/Punjab and Punjab Government Policy on Agriculture Waste Burning’, A Paper presented in two days Conference on, ‘Policy Options to Reduce Rice Stubble Burning’ at Conference Hall, Kisan Bhawan, Plot No.1, Sector 35 A, Chandigarh organized by ADRTC along with ACIAR and Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana.

  10. ‘Valuing the Health Effects of Air Pollution from Agricultural Residue Burning’, A Paper presented in two days Conference on, ‘Policy Options to Reduce Rice Stubble Burning’ at Conference Hall, Kisan Bhawan, Plot No.1, Sector 35 A, Chandigarh organized by ADRTC along with ACIAR and Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana.

  11. ‘Functioning of the Public Distribution System: An Empirical Evaluation’ A Paper presented at Two Day National Seminar on Food Security in India during the Era of Globalisation, Organised by Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad on March 29-30, 2010

  12. ‘Supply and Demand Projections of Foodgrains and Oilseeds Based on State Trends’ A Paper presented at Two Day National Seminar on Food Security in India during the Era of Globalisation, Organised by Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad on March 29-30, 2010.

  13. Economic Reforms and Rural Livelihood: Empirical Findings from Punjab and Bihar’ A Paper presented at Seminar on Inclusive Agricultural Growth, Regional Perspective, Organised by ADRTC, Institute for Social and Economic Change Bangalore on March 31, 2010.

  14. Organized a Half Day Workshop to disseminate the findings of the Project Report titled Supply Demand Balances of Foodgrains and Edible Oils, in the Ministry

  15. ‘Supply Demand Balances of Foodgrains and Edible Oils’ Presented in a seminar in the Institute of Economic Growth, University Enclave, Delhi on 15th October, 2009 and a full version presented in the Ministry of Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi on 14th October, 2009

  16. ‘Functioning of the Public Distribution System: An Empirical Evaluation’ Paper presented at National Seminar on ‘Indian Economy in the 21st Century: Prospects & Challenges’ organized by the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) during 18-20 November 2008. 

  17. ‘International and Internal Market Integration in Indian agriculture: A study of the Indian Rice Market’ Paper presented at the  International Conference on Agricultural Trade Liberalisation and Domestic Market Reforms in Indian Agriculture', New Delhi, 5 June 2008, (jointly with Prof. Sisira S. Jayasuriya)

  18. ‘Concurrent Evaluation of Public Distribution System’, A presentation made before the “Parliamentary Standing Committee on PDS” in the Parliamentary Annexy, New Delhi, on 18th January, 2008.

  19. ‘Resource Provision through Contract Farming: A Case Study of Punjab’, Paper presented at a Conference Organized jointly by ‘ICAR-NCAP and USDA, during 5-6 May, 2007.

  20. ‘Contract Farming Tenancy Laws and Land Reforms in the Era of Globalization’ Paper presented in a Seminar organized by the ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Government of India, Mussoorie (Uttrakhand), during 15-16 March, 2007.

  21. ‘Impact of Economic Reforms on Rural Livelihood: Empirical Findings from Punjab and Bihar’ Paper presented at the 18th Grassroots Politics Colloquium on “Agrarian Crisis in India”, Organized by Developing Countries Research Center, University of Delhi, during 9-10 March, 2007.

  22. ‘Employment and Earning Patterns in Farming and Non-farming Activities: Empirical Evidences from Punjab and Bihar’, Paper presented at the 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics held in Tiruchirappalli on January 5-7, 2007.

  23. ‘Crop Diversification through Contract Farming: A Case Study of Punjab’, Paper Presented at Conference on ‘Agricultural Diversification: Contract Farming and Buy Back Arrangements’ Organized by Assocham and Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd held at ITPO Bhawan, New Delhi on March 9, 2006.

  24. ‘Economic Reforms and Agricultural Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Punjab and Bihar’, Paper Presented at Conference on ‘WTO & Its Impact on Developing Economies’ Organized by Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management and Research in Association with AICTE held at India International Centre, New Delhi, on February 17-18, 2006

  25. ‘Contract Farming in India: Options and Implications for Small and Large Farmers’ Paper presented in a Seminar organized by the ‘Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, during 7th October, 2005.

  26. ‘Investment and Subsidies in Indian Agriculture: Implications for Efficiency and Equity’ – Paper presented jointly with Prof. Ramesh Chand in an International Seminar organized by CRRID, IFPRI and ISAE in Chandigarh during 9-10 April, 2005.

  27. ‘Production, Exports and Pattern of Value Addition of Livestock and Poultry Products in India’, Paper Presented at the 18th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, Shimla during 29-1 December, 2004.

  28. Spatial Price Integration and Pricing Efficiency  at the Farm Level: A Study of Paddy in Haryana’ - Paper Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, South Gujarat University, Surat during 13-15 April, 2001.

  29. ‘Macro-Economic Model of the Indian Economy for Short and Medium Term Forecasting and Policy Simulation’ - Project Report presented at a National Seminar in the Planning Commission during 23 & 24 October 1997, jointly with the IEG project team.

  30. ‘Simulations for the Agricultural Sector of the Macro Model’ - Paper presented in the Planning Commission in March 1997.

  31. ‘Investment Equations for Agricultural and Non Agricultural Sectors' - Paper presented in January 1997 at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi.

  32. ‘Marketed Surplus and Marketing Efficiency in Agriculture: A case of Haryana’ - Paper presented in ISI, Calcutta in June 1997.

Professional Recognitions, Awards, Fellowships Received
  • IDRC India Social Science Research Award 2009

  • Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship for the period 2004-06.

  • Visiting Fellow to United States under the ‘International Visitors Program’ sponsored by United States Government, during July 2002.

Other Academic Achievements

  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal, ‘Agricultural situation in India’

  • Member of Planning Commission Working Group on Crop Husbandry, Agricultural Inputs, Demand and Supply Projections and Agricultural Statistics for the 12th Five Year Plan.

  • Regular referee for various International and National Journals

  • Referee for various other papers and refereeing proposals of ICSSR.

  • Examiner for Ph. D/M Phil Thesis submitted in JNU and Central and State Universities.

  • Discussant for some National seminar series.

  • Rapporteurs for the Technical Sessions in various seminars.

  • Participated on Doordarshan T.V Programme as an expert on PDS.

Research Projects ongoing

  • Impact Study of the National Horticulture Mission Scheme – Project sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Delhi.

  • Impact of NREGA on Wage Rates, Cost of Production, Food Security and Rural Urban Migration - Project sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Delhi.

  • Policy instruments to address air pollution issues in agriculture – Implications for Happy Seeder Technology Adoption in India – Project sponsored by the Australian Council of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Professor,
Agriculture Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC)
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Tel : Office 080-23217012, 23215468 - Ext 213
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e-mail: pkumar@isec.ac.in

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