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Changes in the Distribution of Operational Landholdings in Rural India

This paper, in the Review of Agrarian Studies, analyses National Sample survey data on changes in the distribution of operational holdings of land, using data from NSS surveys on employment and unemployment. The paper discusses the limitations of these statistics in some detail. Four main points emerge from the analysis: there has been a sharp […]

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 […]

The Hindu : ‘Agrarian question linked to Dalit discrimination’

The Hindu : News / National : ‘Agrarian question linked to Dalit discrimination’.

The Hindu : Agricultural revival: news media can make big impact

The Hindu : Opinion / Readers’ Editor : Agricultural revival: news media can make big impact.

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

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


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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.

Village Life in India

Daniel Little has reviewed our book on his blog. See the review here.



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 […]