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R S Deshpande

 

 

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Honorary Visiting Professor, ISEC


Area of Specialisation
  • Agricultural Development Policy
  • International Trade in Agriculture and WTO
  • Agricultural Production and Resource Economics
  • Watershed Management and Irrigation
  • Econometrics & Applied Statistics
Academic Qualification

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Master of Arts (M.A.) Economics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics,

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Economics. Marathawada University, Aurangabad

Title of the Thesis: Yield Uncertainty in Maharashtra Agriculture: A Study with Special reference to Drought prone Areas

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Selected Publications

Books

  1. An Appraisal of Watershed Development Programme Across Regions in India, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Deemed to be a University), Pune 2000.

  2. Rural Policy for Growth and Poverty Reduction, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Unit, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. 2001.

  3. Coarse Cereals in a Drought-prone Region, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Monograph No. 2, Bangalore, 2004

  4. Moon in the Mirror: Farmer and the Minimum Support Prices in Karnataka, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Monograph No. 7, Bangalore, 2004.

  5. Crops and Cultivation, State of the Indian Farmer: A Millennium Study, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India and Academic Foundation, New Delhi, Sept. 2004.

  6. NGOs and Farmers’ Movements, State of the Indian Farmer: A Millennium Study, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, and Academic Foundation, New Delhi,Sept. 2004.

  7. Glimpses of Indian Agriculture: Macro and Micro Aspects. Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008

  8. Contract Farming and Tenancy: Entangled Without Tethers. Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, 2008.

  9. Where Water Seeps! Towards a Phase in India’s Irrigation Reforms, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 2005. Narayanamoorthy A. and R S Deshpande

  10. Crops and Cultivation, State of Indian Farmer: A Millennium Study, Volume- 8, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 2004. Deshpande R S, M J Bhende and P Thippaiah

  11. NGOs and Farmers’ Movement, State of Indian Farmer: A Millennium Study, Volume- 23, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 2004. Deshpande R S, D Rajasekhar,  Pradeep Apte and Dhanmanjiri Sathe

  12. Contract Farming and Tenancy Reforms - Entangled Without Tether. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. 2008. (Editor) Deshpande R S

  13. A Passionate Humanitarian: VKRV Rao, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 2008. (Editor) Institute for Social and Economic Change (Rao S L, N Jayaram, R S Deshpande, V M Rao and M V Nadkarni)

  14. Agrarian Crisis and Farmer SuicideLand Reforms in India Volume 12, New Delhi: Sage Publication, 2010. (Editors) Deshpande R S and Saroj Arora

  15. Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development, New Delhi: Oxford Publications, 2010. (Editor)  Asian Development Bank (R S Deshpande)

  16. Development Windows: Essays in Honor of Professor V.M. Rao, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011. Deshpande R S, K V Raju, S M Jharwal and D Rajasekhar

  17. Social Science Research in India: Institutions and Structure, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011(Editors) Nadkarni M V and R S Deshpande

Articles

  1. India’s Surface Irrigation Sector: Participatory Management and Pricing and Sustainable Watershed Management: The GO-NGO Dichotomy. In A.Vaidyanathan Felicitation Volume, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2008.

  2. Whose is the Chilika?: Fishing in Troubled Water. In K.J Joy, Bikshan Gujja, Suhas Paranjape and Vinod Goud (eds.) Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making. New Delhi: Routledge, 2007

  3. Globalisation and Indian Agriculture : Performance under a New Paradigm. In Institutional Alternatives and governance of Agriculture, edited by Vishwa Ballabh, Academic Foundation Publications, New Delhi, 2007.

  4. Agrarian Distress and Agricultural Labour. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Labour. Vol. 50(2), July 2007

  5. Impact of WTO on Agriculture in Karnataka. In Rural Karnataka’, edited by Jayasheela and V. Basil Hans, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2007.

  6. Micro Initiatives for Macro Policy’, Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems, edited by P. G. Chengappa, N. Nagraj, and Ramesh Kanwar, I. K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2007.

  7. Crop Diversification and Agricultural Labour in India. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Labour. Vol. 50(4), December 2007.

  8. Organisation of Agriculture in Karnataka after the Fall of Siriranga Patana. Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society. XCVII (2), April-June 2007.

  9. Agricultural Performance in Karnataka During the Reform Period in Karnataka Economy: Performance, Challenges and Opportunities. R Sthanumurthy and P. Sivarajadhanavel, ICFAI, 2007.

  10. Agriculture Sector in the Liberalisation Period: A Comparative Study of India and China, Silver Jubilee Seminar, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, 2007.

  11. State Policy, Poverty and Rural Development. Proceedings of LBS Academy, Mussoorie, 2007.

  12. Farmers Distress and Suicides. In ‘The Oxford Companion to Economics in India’. Edited by Kaushik Basu, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007

  13. Neither to Own Nor to Borrow. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Lectures, Madras University, Chennai, December 2006.

  14. Bio-fuels and WTO; An Emerging Context. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review VIII(2), March 2006.

  15. Bho Sampattu Kurittu Niti, Hosatu Wachike (edited). Idu Namma Karnataka (in Kannada), Nava Karnataka, 2006

  16. Participatory Approach in a Resource Centred Programme – A View of the Socio-Economic Issue. In Prof. R.Parthasarathy and Sudershan Iyengar (eds.) New Development Paradigm and Challenges for Western and Central India, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company for Gujarat Institute of Development Studies, Ahmedabad 2006.

  17. Trade Policy and Quantitative Restrictions: Assessing the Likely Impact on Agriculture, Indian Social Review, Vol 7, No 2, 2005 (Published in 2006)

  18. Emerging Issues in Land Policy. Indian Resident Mission Policy Brief Series. New Delhi: Asian Development Bank, 2006.

  19. Sustaining Agricultural Trade: Policy and Impact. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLI(52), December 30, 2006.

  20. Impact of Quantitative Restrictions in the Globalised Economy of India: A Critical Analysis. Agricultural Situation in India, Vol LXII, No. 5, August 2005.

  21. Globalization and Agriculture in Twenty First Century’s Challenge to Socialism: Volume in Memory of Shri S.M. Joshi (Marathi) edited by Prakash Bal, S.M. Josh Centenary Committee, 2005

  22. Impact of Removal of Quantitative Restrictions in the Globalised Economy of India: A Critical Analysis, Agricultural Situation in India, Vol LXII, No 5, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, August 2005

  23. The State Policy and Poverty in India: An Understanding in Retrospect, in Indian Social Review, VII (2), 2005

  24. WTO and Agricultural Policy- State Perspective: Case of Karnataka, Journal of Economic and Social Development, Vol 1 No 2, July-Dec 2005

  25. Inter-Disciplinary in Educational Research- A View of Processes, in Indian Economy Education, Health and Development, edited by Manohar Rao, V.G. Kalyankar, J.B.G. Tilak and V.B. Annigeri, Himalaya Publications, 2005

  26. Planning, Marketing Process and Land Policy in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture, Proceedings of FAO and PNASF International Workshop on Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture, 2005.

  27. Farmers Distress: Proof Beyond Doubt, Economic and Political Weekly, Oct 29th 2005.

  28. Climate Change and Differential Impact across World, in Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Horticultural Crops to Climatic Change, edited by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bangalore, IIHR, 2005

  29. Liberalization and Agricultural Sector in India and Karnataka, in Rural Transformation in India: The Impact of Globalisation, edited by A. Vinayak Reddy and G. Bhaskar, New Century Publications, New Delhi, 2005

  30. Development and Land Problems (Hindi), Sharad Krishi, 1 (11), November 2005

  31. Co-operative Processing Sector in the Context of Liberalisation, Co-operative Perspective, 39 (3), October-December 2004.

  32. Rainfed Agriculture in Karnataka: Key for the Future Growth, in Development of Dryland Agriculture: Problems and Prospects, edited by K A Rasure, KBBS Samiti, 2004.

  33. Entangled at the Cross-Roads: Growth and Employment in Indian Agriculture, in Agricultural Situation in India, Vol. LXI No 5, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, New Delhi, August 2004

  34. Economic Poverty and Inequalities, in John Desrochers and Paulson V Veliyannoor (Eds). Poverty, Marginalisation and Empowerment in Karnataka, KRCR and JPC Publications, Bangalore, 2004

  35. Liberalisation, Domestic Price Policy and Agricultural Growth, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol 59, No 1, Jan –March 2004.

  36. In the name of the Farmer: Central and Karnataka state Budget 2004-05, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 39, No 31, July 31, 2004

  37. Current Land Policy Issues in India, Land Reforms Special Edition, Food and Agricultural Organisation, Rome, 2004.

  38. Economic Poverty and Inequalities, in John Desrochers and Paulson V Veliyannoor (Eds). Poverty, Marginalisation and Empowerment in Karnataka, KRCR and JPC Publications, Bangalore, 2004

  39. Irrigation Development and Agricultural Wages, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 38, No 35, August 2003.

  40. Indebtedness among Agricultural Labourers from Deprived Castes: Towards an Explanation, Artha Vijanana, Vol XLIII No 1-2, March-June 2001.

  41. Land Reforms and Agrarian Structure in Maharashtra in Ghanashyam Shah and D C Shah (Eds), Land Reforms in India, Vol 8, Sage, New Delhi, 2002

  42. Economic Reforms and Employment: Karnataka" in Institute of Applied Manpower Research (Eds), Reform and Employment, New Delhi, 2002.

  43. Food Security in Drought-prone Areas: A study in Karnataka, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol xxxvii, no 35, 2002.

  44. Suicide by Farmers in Karnataka, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. xxxvii, No 26, 2002.

  45. Monitoring Poverty and Human Development Indicators: A Framework, Working Paper No 107, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.2002

  46. Caste System and Economic Inequality: Economic Theory and Evidence, in Ghanashyam Shah (ed), Dalit Identity and Politics, Sage, 2001.

  47. Agricultural Development and Policy in Karnataka, in Arun Bali (ed), Refashioning the New Economic Order: Karnataka in Transition, Rawat, 2001.

  48. Issues before Second Irrigation Commission of Maharashtra, Economic and political weekly, Vol 36 No 12, March 24, 2001.

  49. Irrigation, Agrarian Relations and Agricultural Labourers: A Statewise Analysis, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.44, No 4, Oct-Dec 2001.

Recent Research Projects Completed
  1. Rating Assessment of Water User Associations in Kurnool-Cuddapah Canal Modernisation Project sponsored by Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC), New Delhi, 2008

  2. Micro Initiatives for Macro Policy, sponsored by IOWA State University, 2007.

  3. Study for Estimation of Seed, Feed and Waste Ratios for Major Food grains, Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2007

  4. India’s Agricultural Trade in Post-Liberalization Period: A Review of Some Issues, sponsored by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), 2007.

  5. Market Imperfection and Farmers’ Distress Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2007.

  6. Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops as a Means of Diversification in Agriculture Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2007.

  7. Agriculture Policy in India: A Policy Matrix in a Federal System Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2006.

  8. The Evaluation of Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) in the State of Karnataka, sponsored by Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi, 2005

  9. WTO and Agricultural Policy in Karnataka, Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2005.

  10. Building up of an Efficient Marketing System to Obviate the Need for Large Scale State Intervention in Karnataka, Sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2004.

  11. Evaluation Study of Feed and Fodder Development under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme In Karnataka, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2004.

  12. Output and Impact Monitoring Study of KAWAD Project, DFID-Govt of Karnataka Project on Watershed, 2003

  13. Impact of Minimum Support Prices on Agricultural Economy: A consolidated Study of Eleven States in India, Project sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2003

  14. Evaluation of Oilseed Production Programme in Karnataka, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore, November, 2002.

  15. Impact of Minimum Support Prices on Agricultural Economy of Karnataka, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi. December2002

  16. A Study on Causes and Remedies for Farmers’ Distress in Karnataka, A study Sponsored by the Expert Committee on Investigation of the Causes of Suicides in Karnataka, Bangalore, March 2002.

  17. Land Use Policies, Problems and System of Monitoring, A Report Prepared as a Team Leader of the Team Constituted by the Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore 2001.

Research Projects on Hand
  1. State Budgetary Resources and Agriculture Development

  2. Stagnation in Productivity of Important Crops

Assignments with Policy Bodies in Recent Years
  1. Vice-Chairman, WTO Cell, Government of Karnataka, 2008

  2. Convener Expert Group for Preparing Manual for Comprehensive District Agricultural Plan, Planning Commission, Government of India, 2007-08

  3. Member, Sub-Committee on Stagnation in Productivity of major crops in India of the National Development Council Government of India (Chairman: Hon. Shri. Navin Patnaik) 2007.

  4. Member, Research Advisory Committee of National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAEPR), New Delhi, 2007-08

  5. Member, Research Advisory Committee of Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 2007-08

  6. Member, Research Advisory Committee of Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textile, Government of India, Mysore, 2007-10

  7. Chairman, Drafting Committee on Karnataka’s Agricultural Policy, 2006.

  8. Chairman, Expert group on Revising the Farm Management Scheme, Government of Karnataka, 2005-06.

  9. Member, Mini Mission on Agricultural Marketing, Credit and Food Processing, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2004.

  10. Member, Agricultural Prices Commission, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2004-2006 onwards.

  11. Member, Expert Committee for Investigating into the Causes of Suicides by Farmers’, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore. Oct 2001 to April 2002.

  12. Member, Expert Committee on Preparedness for WTO and its Impact on Agriculture,

  13. Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi, 2002- onwards.

  14. Expert member of the Working Group 59th Round National Sample Survey Organisation, New Delhi 2002-2003.

  15. Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Report of the WTO Cell 2001.

  16. Member, Minimum Wages Committee, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2001-02.

Positions held in Academic Bodies
  1. Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore from August 2008 to August 2013.

  2. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Development Review, New Delhi, 2008

  3. Member, Management Council of Bombay School of Economics, Mumbai University, Mumbai, 2007-08

  4. Member Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai, 2001-2007.

  5. Member, Academic Council and Trustee, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi 2006 onwards

  6. Member, Management Committee, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Planning, 2005 onwards.

  7. Chairman of the session on Liberalisation, Domestic Price Agricultural Growth, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, 2004.

  8. Member, Editorial Board, Agricultural Economics Research Review, New Delhi, 2001-03.

  9. ICAR Nominee, Research Advisory Council, Central Plantation Research Institute, Kasargod. 2004-

  10. Managing Editor, Journal Social and Economic Development, ISEC, Bangalore. 2005-

  11. UGC Nominated Expert on Special Assistance Programme of Shivaji University, Kolhapur 2000-2005.

  12. UGC Nominated Expert on Special Assistance Programme of Kerala University, Trivandrum, 2000-2005.

  13. Vice President, Indian Society of Labour Economics, New Delhi. 2001

Dr. R S Deshpande
Institute for Social and Economic Change 
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India. 
Tel. : 23215468

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Email :
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