Socio-Economic Surveys of Three Villages in Andhra Pradesh: A Study of Agrarian Relations

edited by V.K. Ramachandran, Vikas Rawal, Madhura Swaminathan

2010

9 x 7 inches

xxii + 230 pages

Paperback

ISBN: 978-81-89487-67-6

Rs 295

This volume is a field report on surveys of agrarian relations in three villages in Andhra Pradesh conducted by scholars of the Foundation for Agrarian Studies. The study villages are Ananthavaram village in Kollur mandal, Guntur district; Bukkacherla village in Raptadu mandal, Anantapur district; and Kothapalle village in Thimmapur L.M.D. Mandal, Karimnagar district.

This volume presents an analysis of statistical data collected through the village surveys with a special focus on differences across socio-economic classes and social groups. There are separate chapters on land and asset inequality, tenancy, household incomes, crop incomes, employment and wages, indebted­ness, literacy and school education, and household amenities.

The report attempts to contribute information, statistical data and analysis to the discussion on agrarian relations and economic distress in contemporary rural Andhra Pradesh and India.

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Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable trust based in India and establish­ed in 2003. Its major objectives are to facilitate and sponsor multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical enquiry in the field of agrarian studies in India and elsewhere in less-developed countries. It does so in association with a wide section of people interested in the agrarian question, including persons associa­ted with academic institutions, social and political activists, members of mass organisations working in the countryside, and other professionals and scholars.