Socio-economic Surveys of Three Villages in Andhra Pradesh

V. K. Ramachandran, Vikas Rawal, and Madhura Swaminathan

Tulika Books

Socio-economic Surveys of Three Villages in Andhra Pradesh

Pub Date: January 2010

ISBN: 9788189487676

252 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $18.00£14.99

Socio-economic Surveys of Three Villages in Andhra Pradesh

V. K. Ramachandran, Vikas Rawal, and Madhura Swaminathan

Tulika Books

This volume is a field report on surveys of agrarian relations in three villages in Andhra Pradesh conducted by scholars of the Foundation for Agrarian Studies. The study villages are Ananthavaram village in Kollur mandal, Guntur district; Bukkacherla village in Raptadu mandal, Anantapur district; and Kothapalle village in Thimmapur L.M.D. Mandal, Karimnagar district. This volume presents an analysis of statistical data collected through the village surveys with a special focus on differences across socio-economic classes and social groups. There are separate chapters on land and asset inequality, tenancy, household incomes, crop incomes, employment and wages, indebtedness, literacy and school education, and household amenities. The report attempts to contribute information, statistical data and analysis to the discussion on agrarian relations and economic distress in contemporary rural Andhra Pradesh and India.
The volume makes a singularly important contribution towards the estimation of household incomes for three villages. Experts and policy makers ought to take note of the findings of this study as they think of positive responses to reverse the plight of poor farmers and peasants across the country. A. K. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu

About the Author

Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable trust based in India and established in 2003. Its major objectives are to facilitate and sponsor multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical enquiry in the field of agrarian studies in India and elsewhere in less-developed countries. It does so in association with a wide section of people interested in the agrarian question, including persons associated with academic institutions, social and political activists, members of mass organisations working in the countryside, and other professionals and scholars.