Project Leader: Dr. Ashok Gulati
Research Team: Anwarul Hoda, Siraj Hussain, Pravesh Sharma, Ranjana Roy, Pallavi Rajkhowa, Aastha Malhotra and Reena Kumari
Commencement: April 2015
Funded by: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The project undertakes a comparative study of the agricultural development experience in a few selected states in India to examine the sources and drivers of agricultural growth in the country, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. Econometric analysis will be used to identify the factors that play the most important role in agricultural growth. Based on the analysis of the drivers of growth in the successful states, policies will be suggested for states that have been less successful in achieving agricultural growth. The focus of the project will be on agricultural growth and its diversification, and ways in which these will impact poverty and malnutrition, especially in rural areas.