Mainstreaming the Marginalised

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Some of the questions asked in the context of contemporary economic development in India are: Why despite high rate of growth for nearly a decade there has not been any major reduction in the number of the poor households? Why despite high growth, dependence on the agriculture has not declined in any measurable way? Why the country with burgeoning stocks of food- grains, not able to eliminate hunger and reduce malnutrition? Why with all the relevant institutions in place the delivery systems are not able to reach the ‘last man’? Why country’s democratic institutions are faltering? In various essays collected in this book, attempt is made to answer some of these questions.


V.S. Vyas (PhD Economics) is currently Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. He also served as Director, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He has taught in prestigious universities and institutions in India and abroad and worked with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and FAO, in different capacities. He served as a Member of the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India and the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of agricultural policy and rural development. Professor Vyas has been honoured by the academic community in India and abroad and was awarded one of the highest national awards, the Padma Bhushan, by the President of India.