Centre for Agrarian Studies
- Understand agrarian relations from a policy perspective and changing agrarian relations
from ecologically and economically sustainable livelihoods angle;
- Generate workable solutions for small and marginal farmers to enhance income from
agriculture and allied sectors through institutional linkages; and
the functionaries to help landless households in accessing programmes of agriculture
and rural development to improve their resource base and thereby economic and social
- Design and organise training programmes / workshops and research projects with a
focus on agrarian issues such as a) Ownership of land and tenancy aspects b) Productivity
and access to natural resources c) Promotion of institutions and their sustainability
and d) Equity and access in promoting livelihoods.
- Conduct capacity building programmes for senior level functionaries responsible
for implementation of programmes such as RKVY/PMKSY, NRLMP etc.
- Carry out policy
research on land and its unequal distribution and its impact on poverty alleviation.
Contribute to the formulation of policies and strategies of agriculture and natural
resource based programmes of MoRD and other Ministries.
- Documentation and dissemination
of successful cases and best practices evolved in both government and non-government
sectors and also best practices in Farmers’ Cooperatives, Water Users Associations
and Farmer Producer Organisations for horizontal and vertical upscaling.
with national and international organisations for consultancy services in training
Thrust Area & Scope
- Land Acquisition Policies
- Tribal Land Rights
- Social Impact Assessment
- Institutional Aspects
of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
- Agrarian Unrest
Distress and Farmers Suicides
Institutional and Gender Dimensions in Agrarian Sector
- Agriculture and Nutrition
Dr Ch Radhika Rani
Associate Professor & Head
Ag M.Sc. Ph.D (Agrl Economics)
Areas of Specialisation :
Institutions in Agriculture, Agrarian Relations, Agriculture and Nutrition Security
linkages and Natural Resource Management.
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