Rural non-agricultural activities in India
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Rural non-agricultural activities in India a review of available evidence

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Published by Gujarat Institute of Area Planning in Ahmedabad .
Written in English

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StatementRakesh Basant, B.L. Kumar.
SeriesWorking paper series / Gujarat Institute of Area Planning ;, working paper no. 20, Working paper series (Gujarat Institute of Area Planning) ;, working paper no. 20.
ContributionsKumar, B. L.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 89/60049 (H)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 106 p.
Number of Pages106
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1835157M
LC Control Number89910763

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The Rural Non-farm Economy in India: A Review of the Literature by Daniel Coppard real per capita non-agricultural output can have a significant impact in reducing rural poverty. Rising non-agricultural incomes can, however, also increase inequality as a effective credit for market-worthy activities are identified as key policy by: In India, whether or not a particular setting is designated as rural or urban is based, in part, on composition of the work force in that setting. As more and more of the population becomes employed in non-agricultural activities, a community may become classified as urban, even if it has not changed in any other respect! Dev, SM (): Non-agricultural Employment in Rural India – Evidence at a Disaggregate Level, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 25 No eSS Working Paper/Employment and Poverty/Ranjan Author: Sharad Ranjan. Non-agricultural activities account for almost two-thirds (65%) of the rural Net Domestic Product (NDP) in as compared to 37% in It has emerged as one of the key drivers of rural development and transformation. This paper addresses the dynamics of change in the rural labor market with particular reference to rural non-farm.

workers in rural India were employed in non-agricultural activities (Vaidyanathan ). According to the Census, nearly one-fifth of the rural work force was reported to be employed in non-agricultural pursuits. In recent years (), non-agriculture sector employed about one third of the total rural labor force. The study highlights the profound changes experienced by India‟s rural economy which have not been reckoned. Contrary to the common perception about predominance of agriculture in rural economy, about two third of rural income is now generated in non agricultural activities. in the rural areas. This brings the development of the Non-Farm Sector (NFS) into focus (Rajasekhar ). `Non-Farm’ sector means all the non-crop agricultural activities; it includes manufacturing activities, mining and quarrying, transport, trade and services in rural areas.   Role of Non-Agriculture in Rural Development • The economy of rural areas in India is predominantly based on agriculture and other activities related to agriculture sector. Hence an overwhelming majority of rural population is mainly depending on agriculture sector both for its employment and livelihood.

Rural non-farm activities account for 35 to 50 percent of rural income in developing countries, and for the landless and the very poor, sustainable income gains at the household level are associated with additional wages earned from non-farm activities. Households relying only on . However, in rural areas, the outcome of economic growth on the agricultural and rural non farm (RNF) sector cannot be determined a priori. It is therefore useful, when thinking about rural development, to think of the full range of rural income generating activities (RIGA), both agricultural and non agricultural, carried out by rural households.   This book "Agriculture and Rural Development" brings out the emerging challenges and discusses the policies and programmes for holistic and sustainable development of rural India. Different issues that come up for analysis in this book are classified into SIX Reviews: 1.   For example, in China non-agricultural employment grew from 11% of total rural employment in to 20% by 4 As indicated in Table 1, the non-farm sector is composed of services, commerce and transport, construction and mining, and manufacturing. There is some evidence to suggest that there is a shift in composition towards services and.