India’s New Agricultural Laws 2020: Looking Beyond Farmers’ Concerns
The State of Economic Development in South Asia – #EconDevDiscussion with Prof Utpal K De on India’s New Agricultural Laws 2020: Looking Beyond Farmer’ Concerns by Prof Ranjit Singh Ghuman.
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The State of Economic Development in South Asia
#EconDevDiscussion with Prof Utpal K De
India’s New Agricultural Laws 2020:
Looking Beyond Farmer’ Concerns
Prof Ranjit Singh Ghuman, Professor, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh
Dr. Ranjit Singh Ghuman is Professor of Eminence (Economics) at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Professor of Economics at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, India. He is Peer team member of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore; and is member of Social Science Faculty of Punjabi University, Patiala. He is also the special invitee to the 6th Finance Commission, Government of Punjab.
Before joining CRRID as Nehru Chair Professor in 2011, Dr. Ghuman has been Dean College Development Council; Head, Economics Department; Director, Centre for Research in Economic Change; Coordinator, South-West Asia Study Centre; and UGC-Research Awardee, at Punjabi University, Patiala. He has also been Chairman, Punjab Government Committee on Minimum Support Price for Agricultural Produce; member State Advisory Committee of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission; Vice-President, Indian Society of Labour Economics and member Executive Council and Academic Council of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
His current areas of interest are: development economics; international trade; global economic issues; water usage in agriculture, industry and domestic sectors; corporate social responsibility; socio-economic development in rural Punjab and drug addiction and abuse in India.
During the span of nearly 47 years of teaching and research, Dr. Ghuman has 14 books, 120 research papers in reputed journals and books, a number of review articles and 38 research projects/reports to his credit. In addition to that he has been a prolific writer for English and vernacular dailies on the issues having significant socio-economic bearing.
He has also visited a number of foreign countries in connection with his academic pursuits. His latest book is on Emerging Water Insecurity in India: Lessons from an agriculturally advanced state (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK). Recently, he has completed an ICSSR commissioned major research programme: Dynamics of drug addiction and abuse in North West India. More recently, Dr. Ghuman has completed a study on Indo-Pak Trdae Embargo: Impact on Punjab Economy.
He is also the coordinator of the national programme on-Towards Peace, Harmony and Happiness: Transition to Transformation- being jointly carried out by CRRID and Pranab Mukherjee Foundation. His edited book Peace, Harmony and Happiness: Transition to Transformation is in Press.
Prof Utpal K De, Professor, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
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