ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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EGS and the Poor-Evidence from Longitudinal Village Studies

Evidence from Longitudinal Village Studies M J Bhende T S Walker S S Lieberman J V Venkataram The Employment Guarantee Scheme (ECS) in Maharashtra is one of the most acclaimed poverty alleviation schemes providing 100 million person-days of employment in a typical year. This paper attempts to analyse the role of EGS in augmenting'the wage income of rural households, its performance in terms of targeting the poor from the non-poor and also its relationship with farm employment.

Consequences of Mid-1980s Drought-Longitudinal Evidence from Mahbubnagar

Longitudinal Evidence from Mahbubnagar P D Bidinger T S Walker B Sarkar A Ram Murthy P Babu This paper reports on the economic, health, and nutritional consequences of drought in Dokur, a village representative of the tetter irrigated villages in the red-soil, south Telengana region where tank and well irrigation is common. Although the mid-1980s drought was the harshest in living memory, foodgrain price stability and the widespread availability of consumption credit permitted villagers to maintain their consumption pattern of normal years.

Risk Benefits, Crop Insurance, and Dryland Agriculture

Dryland Agriculture T S Walker R P Singh M Asokan Participation by farmers in voluntary, public-sector crop insurance programmes has historically been low. We analyse one important determinant of farmers' participation

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