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The State of India??s Livelihoods (SOIL) Report is an annual publication that aims to document recent trends and issues in the sphere of livelihoods promotion of the poor. A one-of-its-kind report, it is the only document that aggregates the experiences and challenges of the livelihoods sector, analyzes case studies and reports the progress of both government and privately run programmes with respect to the 4Ps??People, Policy, Promoters and Potential.
This volume of the SOIL report focuses on livelihoods in agriculture. In particular, some of the themes covered in this report include effects of government policies on livelihoods in agriculture, government schemes for agri-based livelihoods (with a focus on MGNREGA), new-generation initiatives in agri-based livelihoods by NGOs and the private sector, the current scenario with respect to agri-finance and agri-marketing and the impact of climate change on agriculture.
Table of Contents
Overview of Livelihoods Situation SANKAR DATTA and VIPIN SHARMA
Livelihoods in Agriculture??Status, Policies and Prospects TRILOK SINGH PAPOLA
Greening India Through MGNREGA??Convergent Action for Benefits beyond Employment Generation SURYAMANI ROUL
New Generation Initiatives in Agri-based Livelihoods??Five Successful Private Sector Initiatives PRADEEP KUMAR MISHRA
Financing Agriculture??Emerging Scenario BISWA BANDHU MOHANTY
Agriculture Marketing??From Livelihoods to Enterprise RESHMA ANAND
Climate Change and Agriculture??Challenges and Opportunities in India SHAILESH NAGAR and JAYESH BHATIA