Author: Ashok GulatiSudha Narayanan/Publisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 297ISBN/UPC (if available): 0 19 5662067
The debate over agricultural subsidies has been thrust to the forefront of discussions on India’s economic reforms with the signing of Uruguay Round Agreement, now devolving on the WTO. This book examines the issue from various angles in order to move the reform process forward. It provides a detailed discussion of:The constituents of agricultural subsidies India’s stand regarding support to agricultureThe magnitude of product specific and non-product specific support Temporal behavior and spatial spread of input subsidies The relative importance of fertilizer, power, and canal subsidiesThe real beneficiaries and those who would actually bear the burden of adjustment Consequences of phasing out subsidies, andPrice and institutional reforms and lessons for IndiaThe authors suggest policy measures to ensure efficiency in the use of resources, equity in the distribution of gains, and environmental sustainability in agricultural operations.The book will be immensely valuable to policy-makers, planners, researchers, and analysts in organizations such as the WTO and the World Bank.
List of Tables and FiguresList of AbbreviationsIntroductionBackdrop Issues Scope of the StudyIndia in a Global SettingFertilizer SubsidiesPower SubsidiesIrrigation SubsidiesInput Subsidy and Its Implications for Policy BibliographyAnnexesAnnexes TablesName IndexSubject Index