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Statistics on Indian Economy and Society


A lot of statistics on Indian economy and society are available online. These are scattered across various websites and are mostly provided without any information on the sources, data definitions and limitations of these statistics.

This website was conceived as a platform to host statistics on different aspects of the economy and society. The […]

Child rights in India and Cuba

child rights in india and cuba.

The Hindu : The inflation conundrum

C. P. Chandrasekhar on Inflation

The Hindu : Columns / Economy Watch : The inflation conundrum.

The Hindu: National meet on ‘Dalit households in village economies’ begins today

The Hindu : States / Other States : National meet on ‘Dalit households in village economies’ begins today.

What the UID Conceals

Ramakumar, R. What the UID Conceals, The Hindu, Oct 21, 2010.


Land, Assets, Incomes and Employement in Three Andhra Pradesh Villages

An article in The Marxist abstracted from the Andhra Pradesh book.


agrarian studies, india, agriculture, book

Rural Reality

Review by C. T. Kurien of the Andhra Pradesh book.



Land and Labour in Andhra Pradesh

Reddy, D N, “Land and Labour in Andhra Pradesh”, Economic and Political Weekly, XLV(39), pp. 30-34.

Yet another review of our book.


Socio-Economic Surveys of Three Villages in Andhra Pradesh

A Study of Agrarian Relations

edited by V.K. Ramachandran, Vikas Rawal, Madhura Swaminathan

2010 9 x 7 inches xxii + 230 pages Paperback ISBN: 978-81-89487-67-6 Rs 295

The book This volume is a field report on surveys of agrarian relations in three villages […]

Participation of the Rural Poor in Dairy Cooperatives in Gujarat

I once wrote a note titled “Participation of the Rural Poor in Dairy Cooperatives: Case Studies from Gujarat”. This note, written in year 2000, was based on a background paper I wrote for the FAO project on “Rural Household Income Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Interactions with the Local Institutional Environment”.

The note argues that […]

Landlessness in Rural India

Ownership Holdings of Land in Rural India: Putting the Record Straight

In the past, research on land distribution in rural India has pointed out that the surveys by the National Sample Survey Organisation have yielded underestimates of the extent of land inequality and landlessness. In a fresh analysis, this paper, using household level data from […]