Drivers of Change: Dynamics of Rural Livelihoods and Poverty in SAT India, Research Bulletin no. 26

Deb, U and Bantilan, C and Anupama, G V (2014) Drivers of Change: Dynamics of Rural Livelihoods and Poverty in SAT India, Research Bulletin no. 26. Technical Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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The authors would like to thank Hans Binswanger, Jim Ryan and Thomas Walker for reviewing this report and providing constructive comments. We thank A Sudha Rani for her excellent research assistance in completion of the study and Pamela Samuel for helpful comments for linguistic improvement. We are grateful to Amit Chakravarty who has copy edited this volume and to Rajkumar B, for page layout. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors who alone are responsible for any errors in it.


This paper studies structural change and development pathways in six villages of the Indian semi-arid tropics over the last three and a half decades: 1975 to 2011. Two villages are from Mahbubnagar district in Telangana and two from Solapur and Akola districts in Maharashtra. While the villages are located in the disadvantaged agro-climate of the semi-arid tropics, they are also located in two rapidly growing states. The study is based on quantitative and qualitative data collected by ICRISAT: (a) longitudinal household survey panel data for every year of the periods 1975-1984, 1989 and 2001-2011 respectively, and (b) information and data gathered through focus group discussions with the villagers...

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semi-arid tropics; Household survey; Economic growth; Poverty reduction; Village studies; Rural Livelihoods
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 06:59
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 07:00
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