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Agrarian Policy (1947-1970) in Historical Perspective

This study has the following objectives.

 

Primary objectives:

 

• To identify the salient elements of the agrarian policy during the first two decades since India’s independence (1947-1970)

 

• Understanding the politico-economic compulsions, pressures and influences that shaped the policy formulation

 

• Workings of the agrarian policy and what measure of success it achieved

 

• Derive some pedagogical tools in the process of understanding the policy making process and develop teaching modules

 

Secondary objectives:

 

• To understand the role played by the Ford Foundation in the shaping of the agrarian policy

 

• What were the other ideological anchors that were informing the evolution of the agrarian policy, specifically, the Government of India commissioned surveys of Agrarian Cooperatives in China?

 

• What were the significant debates preceding the formation of the Food Corporation of India, up until the time it became an entity with a real deliverable mandate (early 1970s)?

 

This project is funded by the JGU Research Grants Committee. It began in 2014 and is expected to conclude by 2017.