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Agricultural Economics Research Centre


The Agricultural Economics Research Centre, University of Delhi was established vide letter D.O. No. F.2-3/52-P.C.III dated 08/02/1954 as a section of the Delhi School of Economics with a complete funding from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Government of India (GOI) to carry out research on aspects related to rural economy and agriculture in India. Since then, the Centre has completed more than 300 policy oriented studies for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. At present the Centre is a maintained institution of the University of Delhi under the Ordinance XX-G.

Website of Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture - http://eands.dacnet.nic.in


Agricultural Economics Research Centre (AERC), Delhi, was established on 8 February, 1954 vide DO No.F.2-3/52-P.C.11 as a section of the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. AERC has been functioning as an independent Centre since 1960 and moved to its present building in 1961. The Centre was integrated with University of Delhi in 1987 vide ordinance XX-G of University of Delhi and has since functioned as a maintained institution of the University. A Governing Body (GB), with Vice Chancellor or his nominee as the Chairman/Chairperson, is the apex policy making body of the Centre. The GB is subject to the general supervision of the Executive Council of the Delhi University. The GB is authorized to constitute an Academic Advisory Committee to guide the academic activities of the Centre. The list of eminent economists who headed the Centre includes Professor Amartya Sen, Professor B.N. Ganguli and Professor Raj Krishna among others. The Centre is fully funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India (MoA&FW). The Centre carries out research on Agriculture and rural economy. More than two hundred research studies have been completed since inception, covering a wide range of topics in the field of agriculture and rural development and these studies have significantly contributed to policy formulation.

The Centre made pioneering contributions in the 1960s to the field of continuous village studies of the rural economy (CVS), which involved studying a specific set of villages at periodic intervals to understand the emerging dynamics of rural growth process. These studies provided the benchmark for subsequent work by other institutions (such as ICRISAT) and researchers. In addition to the CVS, the Centre made key contributions in several other areas. Some of the important areas where the Centre made important contributions include agricultural growth and productivity; input consumption patterns; patterns of agricultural mechanization; decentralized planning at district level; women’s role in agriculture etc.  The Centre provides quarterly inputs to Government of India on fifteen key indicators relating to current agricultural situation in the states of Haryana and Uttarakhand. These indicators include cropped area; rainfall deficiency; fertilizer availability; pest prevalence; input prices; wage rate etc.


The Centre is planning to further diversify and substantially expand the research program to study the non-farm economy; avenues for diversification of rural incomes; agrarian distress & farmers suicides; agricultural growth and its determinants; agricultural price policy; crop insurance; food inflation; public distribution system and NFSA; nutrition; agricultural markets & price formation etc.


Key Functionaries

 

Chairperson

Professor Pami Dua

e-mail ID – dua@econdse.org

 

Honorary Director

Professor C.S.C. Sekhar

Contact No. - 27666173/27667588

e-mail ID – csekhar@iegindia.org; sekharcsc@yahoo.com;

  1. Research Study No. 2007/1 VIABLE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRADE FOR WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE IN UTTARANCHAL by C.S.C. SEKHAR

  2. RESEARCH STUDY NO. 2017/02 AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COST AND RETURN OF OFF-SEASON VEGETABLES WITH FOCUS ON POLY HOUSE EFFECT IN UTTARAKHAND, March 2017

  3. RESEARCH STUDY NO. 2017/01 FARMER SUICIDES IN HARYANA, January 2017

  4. Research Study No. 2018/01 Electronic National Agricultural Market (e-NAM): A Review of Performance and Prospects in Haryana by C. S. C. Sekhar, Yogesh Bhatt, May 2018

  5. Research Study No. 2007/2 VIABLE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRADES FOR WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE IN HARYANA by USHA TUTEJA, MAY 2007

  6. Research Study No.2007/3 ESTIMATION OF SEED FEED AND WASTAGES RATIO OF MAJOR FOOD GRAIN CROPS IN HARYANA by D.S.Bhupal, May 2007

  7. Research Study No 2007/4 FACTORS AFFECTING FERTILIZER CONSUMPTION IN HARYANA by R.P.S.MALIK & C.S.C.SEKHAR, JULY 2007

  8. Research Study No. 2007/5 CULTIVATION OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC CROPS AS A MEANS OF DIVERSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE IN UTTARANCHAL by R.P.S.MALIK, AUGUST 2007

  9. Research Study No. 2008/01 STATE BUDGETARY RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN UTTRAKHAND by USHA TUTEJA, OCTOBER 2008

  10. Research Study No. 2008/02 STATE BUDGETARY RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN HARYANA by USHA TUTEJA, DECEMBER 2008

  11. Research Study No. 2009/ 1 THE IMPACT OF MACRO MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURE SCHEME IN HARYANA by R.P.S.MALIK, APRIL, 2009

  12. Research Study No 2009/ 2 THE IMPACT OF MACRO MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURE SCHEME IN UTTARAKHAND by R.P.S.MALIK, APRIL, 2009

  13. Research Study No. 2009/06 Instability in Production and Trade of Pulses: A Global Analysis by USHA TUTEJA, OCTOBER 2009

  14. Research Study 2009/07 IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY OF AGRICULTURAL MARKET REFORMS IN UTTRAKHAND AND HARYANA by D. S. BHUPAL, DECEMBER 2009

  15. Research Study No. 2011/01 POSSIBILITIES AND CONSTRAINTS OF INCREASING PRODUCTION OF PULSES AND IMPACT OF NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION ON PULSES IN HARYANA by USHA TUTEJA, MAY 2011

  16. Research Study No.2011/2 IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE SCHEME ON WAGE RATES, FOOD SECURITY AND RURAL–URBAN MIGRATION IN HARYANA by D.S. BHUPAL, AUGUST, 2011

  17. Research Study No. 2011/03 IMPACT OF THE NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION (NHM) SCHEME IN HARYANA by USHA TUTEJA, SEPTEMBER 2011

  18. Research Study No. 2012/01 IMPACT OF EMERGING MARKETING CHANNELS IN AGRICULTURAL MARKETING – BENEFITS TO PRODUCER–SELLER AND MARKETING COSTS AND MARGINS OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES IN HARYANA by USHA TUTEJA, SUBHASH CHANDRA JULY, 2012

  19. AGRICULTURAL PROFILE OF HARYANA by D.S. BHUPAL, NOVEMBER 2012

  20. AGRICULTURE PROFILE OF UTTRAKHAND by USHA TUTEJA, JANUARY 2013

  21. Research Study No. 2013/01 ASSESSMENT OF MARKETABLE AND MARKETED SURPLUS OF MAJOR FOOD-GRAINS IN HARYANA by USHA TUTEJA, JUNE, 2013

  22. Research Study No. 2013/02 BASELINE DATA ON HORTICULTURAL CROPS IN UTTARAKHAND by USHA TUTEJA, JULY, 2013

  23. Research Study Number 2013/03 EVALUATION OF PRICE SUPPORT SCHEME (Sunflower in Haryana) by D.S. BHUPAL, SEPTEMBER 2013

  24. Research study No. 2013/04 EVALUATION OF MARKET INTERVENTION SCHEME IN UTTARAKHAND (APPLE ‘C’ GRADE) by D. S. BHUPAL, SEPTEMBER 2013

  25. Research study No. 2015/01 POSSIBILITIES AND CONSTRAINTS IN ADOPTION OF ALTERNATIVE CROPS TO PADDY IN HARYANA BY USHA TUTEJA, MARCH 2015.

  26. AGRICULTURAL PROFILE OF UTTRAKHAND, BY USHA TUTEJA, MARCH 2015.

  27. AGRICULTURAL PROFILE OF HARYANA, UPDATED BY NARINDER SINGH, MARCH 2015.

  28. Research Study No. 2015/02 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WHOLESALE PRICES, RETAIL PRICES AND EXPORT PRICES OF BASMATI RICE IN HARYANA, NOVEMBER 2015.