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Socio-Economic Conditions Of Agricultural Labourers

Socio-Economic Conditions Of Agricultural Labourers



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The present volume deals with the income, consumption and indebtedness of agricultural labourers in Assam, India with special reference to Barpeta district. This is an empirical study based on a field survey of agricultural labourers of 12 villages of Barpeta district in Assam. It depicts the socio-economic condition of agricultural labourers in respect of their income, consumtpion and indebtedness. The study finds that although the average levels of living of labourers has improved a little in recent years due to the efforts of different agencies and associations, their overall standard of living is below that of a decent standard. The study has made a number of pertinent prescriptions for improving the lot of the agricultural labourers in Assam, in particular and in India in general.
About Author :
Dr. Tiken Chandra Das is Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, B. B. Kishan College, Jalah, Dist. Barpeta, Assam. He has done his M.Phil. and Ph.d. degrees from the University of North Bengal. He has attended many College, University, State and National level workshops, seminars and conferences and presented papers. He has also attended several Orientation and Refreshers Courses organized by different universities. He has undergone training in Research Methods in Labour Economics at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Kanak Kanti Bagchi is currently Professor and Head Department of Economics, North Bengal University, Raja Rammohunpur, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. He has a wide teaching experience at Undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. He is also supervising research works of students at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. His main fields of interest are Agricultural Economics, Development Economics and Labour Economics. He has Published many research articles in various national and international journals and eight books including two textbooks at undergraduate level and six book at research level.
Contents :
Preface & Acknowledgements
Origin and Growth of Agricultural Labourers in Assam Since 1961
Levels and Pattern of Income of Agricultural Labourers
Consumption Pattern of Agricultural Labourers
Indebtedness of Agricultural Labourers
Summary, Conclusions and Suggestions
Appendix I: A Profile of Barpeta District
Appendix II: Block-wise Population
Appendix III: A Profile of Villages Surveyed
Appendix IV: Inter-state Comparison of Agricultural Labourers

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9788189886387
  • Publisher: Abhijeet Publications
  • Publisher Imprint: Abhijeet Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 818988638X
  • Publisher Date: 2008
  • Binding: Hardcover

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