Papers on Environment and Economy
Published in the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics (IJAE), this article won the Dr. Anamitra Saha Prize awarded for the best article published in IJAE during the year 2019.
Journal of Social and Economic Development, April 2015, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 90-103
Book Review in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 70(1), Jan-Mar 2015, pp. 145-150.
Ethics of International Action on Climate Change – How Would Mahatma Gandhi Have looked at it?
Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, edited by Sunil Nautiyal, K S Rao, HaroldKachele, K V Raju and R Schaldach, Springer, Heidelberg, 2013
Can there be an Indian Way to Development?
Working Paper 001 of Development Foundation, Bangalore, 2012
Culture and Environment – The Paradox of India
Ecological Economics: Approaches to Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability, ed by Sunil Nautiyal and Bibhu Prasad Nayak,National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi, and ISEC, Bangalore, 2009
Proceedings: The 1st NRCT-ICSSR Joint Seminar on Sustainable Development, NRCT & ICSSR, Bangkok, 2008
Commons, Development and the Poor
Institutionalizing Common Pool Resources, ed by Dinesh K Marothia,Delhi: Concept, 2002.
Environment, Growth and Development
Environment and Development, ed. by G S Monga, Deep &Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2001
Convocation Address at Dr Ambedkar Marathwada University,Aurangabad, Published in University News 39 (16) April 16-22, 2001.
Economic Potential of Wastelands
Seminar 499, March 2001, 11.40-44.
India’s Rainfed Agriculture as an Eco-System
Management Issues in Rainfed Agriculture, ed., by K H Vedini, Hyderabad: National Institute of Agricultural Extension and Management,2000.
Environmental Concerns and Management in the South and theNorth – A Comparative Perspective
Environmental Management – An Indian Perspective, ed by S N Chary and Vinod Vyasulu, Delhi: Macmillan, 2000.
EPW ,Vol. 35(14), April 1-7, 2000, pp.1184-1190.
Environment in Karnataka: A Status Report
(authored as Ecological Economics Unit) EPW Vol.34 (38) 1999, pp.2735-2744.
Environmental Administration in Karnataka
S Ramanathan (ed) Landmarks in Karnataka Administration, New Delhi: Uppal, 1998 (with G S Sastry)
Karnatakadalli Oudyogika Malinyada Niyantrana (Kannada)
Karnatakada Arthikathe ed. by Abdul Aziz and K G Vasuki,Kannada Vishwavidyalaya, Hampi, 1997.
Economic Reforms, Poverty and Environment
Key Note Address at the Seminar on Effects of Indian Economic Reforms, held as part of Decennial Celebrations of the PG Centre of Pondicherry University, at Mahe, by the P G Dept of Economics, 5-6 Nov. 1997,published in The Hindu Business Line 5th and 6th Dec. 1997.
Environment and Poverty
Presented at the XII Biennial Conference of AASSREC at Beijing, 13-17 Oct. 1997.
Economics of Externalities and Pollution Abatement in India
Natural Resource Economics – Theory and Applications in India, Edited by John Kerr, D K Marothia, Katar Singh, C Ramaswamy and William Bentley, Oxford & IBH, 1997.
Social Forestry, Livelihood and the Rural Poor
Growth, Employment and Poverty – change and Continuity in Rural India, published by Vikas for the Indian Society of Labour Economics, New Delhi, 1997.
Development and Environment
P V Shenoi (Ed) Contours of Social and Economic Development– Policy Issues, Concept, New Delhi, 1997.
Environment, Growth and Development
Keynote address at the Indian Economic Association Annual Conference at Gwalior, 27-29, Dec. 1996, published in IEA Annual Conference Number 1996.
Poverty, Dependence on Common Property Land Resources and Economic Development
Sustainable Regeneration of Degraded Lands edited by Jyoti Parikh and Sudhakar Reddy, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1997.
Forests, People and Economics
Presidential Address at the 55th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agric. Economics, Nov 1995, published in IJAE, Jan-March,1996.
Environmental Problems of Agricultural Development
Endowment Lecture at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,Coimbatore, 25 March 1996.
Agriculture and Environment
Environment and Development, edited by M S Rathore, Rawat Publications, Jaipur and New Delhi, 1996.
Political Economy of Sustainable Development
Review of Development and Change Vol.1 (1) Jan-June ’96.
(jointly with Govindaru V), Journal of Environment and Development (USA), Vol. 4(1) 1995.
Forests in the Economy of India
Indian Journal of Social Science, Vol. 7(1) 1994.
Management of Common Property Resources
International Workshop on India’s Forest Management and Ecological Revival’, organized by University of Florida and TERI, at New Delhi,Feb 10-12, 1994.
Political Economy of Ecology – Comprehending the Problems
G K Chadha (Ed) Policy Perspectives in Indian Economic Development, Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, 1994, pp.159-178.
Voluntary Organizations in Greening India
Studies in Third World Societies (USA), Publication No.51 on Non-Government Organizations in India, March 1994.
Sustainable Development: Concept and Issues with Special Reference to Agriculture
Keynote Paper, IJAE, 48(3) July-September 1993.
Social Forestry in Karnataka
with Syed Ajmal Pasha in State of Environment Report III,edited by Cecil Saldanha, Centre for Taxonomic Studies, Bangalore 1993.
Agricultural Policy and Ecology
Social Action, New Delhi, July-September 1993, Vol. 43(3).
Economic and Financial Viability of Social Forestry Projects in Karnataka
with K N Ninan and S A Pasha, EPW , June 27, 1992, Vol. 27(26).
Planning and Environmental Concern
Planning for Social and Economic Development – Essays in Honour of Prof D M Nanjundappa, edited by R Bharadwaj and M V Nadkarni, Sage,New Delhi, 1992.
Contribution of Forests to Agriculture: A Study of ArecaGardens in Uttara Kannada
with Syed Ajmal Pasha, in Price of Forests, edited by Anil Agarwal, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 1992.
Coping with Droughts: Then and Now
Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol.29(43) August 17, 1991.
‘Economics and Ecological Concern’ and Economy, Scarcity and Environment
Essays and Reflections in Honour of Dr Malcolm S Adiseshaiah, edited by C T Kurien et.al., Sage, New Delhi, 1991.
Developing Uncultivated Lands: Some Issues from Karnataka Experience in Social Forestry
with Syed Ajmal Pasha, IJAE, October-December 1991.
Regularisation of Encroached Lands – Who Are the Main Beneficiaries?
jointly with G K Karanth, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, 29-12,1990.
Use and Management of Common Lands – Towards an Environmentally Sound Strategy
Karnataka: State of Environment Report-IV, edited by Cecil J Saldanha, Centre for Taxonomic Studies, Bangalore, 1990.
Technology of Agricultural Development – At Cross Roads
Bulletin of Sciences, Vol. 5(2), Nov-Dec 1989.
Resource Context of Rural Poverty
V M Rao Abdul Aziz (eds) Programmes for the Poor Delivery Vs Mobilisation, Ashish, New Delhi, 1989.
Droughts and Social Change
The Changing Face of South India, A Special Feature, The Economic Times, October 1, 1988
Crisis of Increasing Costs in Indian Agriculture, - Is there a Way Out?
EPW ,Review of Agriculture, September 24, 1988.
Economics of Preventing Industrial Pollution
with M Ravichandran, in Economics of Environment, edited by Malcolm Adiseshiah, Lancer International in Association with India International Centre, New Delhi, 1987.
Poverty Alleviation and Natural Resource Base in Rural Areas
Bangalore Theological Forum, Vol. 19(3), July-September 1987.
Agricultural Development and Ecology: An Economist’s View
Key-Note (Invited) paper, IJAE, Vol.42(3), July-September 1987.
Fuel Wood Requirements: (1) Role of Public Sector (2) Need for Timely Action
jointly with G V K Rao, in Economic Times, June 24 and 25,1987.
Levels of Rural Development: Their Determinants and Impact
Current Economic Issues in India’s Development – Essays in Honour of Prof. V V Borkar, ed. by G S Kalyankar, Marathwada Economic Association, Aurangabad, 1986.
Institutional Constraints in Eco-Development
Mainstream, 16 August 1986.
Economy of Coarse Cereals in India
Paper presented at the Indo-French Seminar on Technology Choices for Rural Development at CNEARC, Montepellier, France, March, 1986;published in EPW, Review of Agric, September 1986.
Deforestation Due to Commercialization of Forests or Mismanagement?
Paper read at Indo-Swedish Symposium at New Delhi, February 1985 (Mimeo); published later under the title “Deforestation : A Problem of Viable Environmental Management”, in Bangalore Theological Forum, Vol.XVII,No.3, July-September 1985.
Quality of Rural Life and Regional Development
K M Naidu (ed), ‘Area Planning for Regional Development’,Inter India Publications, New Delhi, 1984.
Population and Workforce Changes in a Forest Region
with M Johnson Samuel, Social Science Probings, New Delhi,Vol. 1(3) September 1984.
Irrigation and Rural Development – A Skeptical View
EPW ,Review of Agriculture, June 1984.
Growth and Instability in Indian Agriculture – Another Look
Economic Policy and Planning in India Prof. Baljit Singh Commemoration Volume’, ed. by A K Singh, T S Papola and R S Mathur, Sterling,New Delhi, 1984.
Protecting Society – A Pollution Tax
Mainstream, March 17, 1980, (Also published under the title,‘Combating Industrial Pollution: Some Policy Aspects’, in Bulletin of Sciences,February-March, 1984).
Growth and Instability in Crop yields: A Case Study of Karnataka Agriculture
with R S Deshpande, Regional Studies (UK) Vol.17(1),February 1983, pp.2939.
Irrigation in Karnataka
Deccan Herald, 18 and 22 Jan 1983.
Agricultural Growth, Instability in Productivity and Rainfall : Case of Karnataka
with R S Deshpande, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW),Review of Agriculture, December 1982.
Indian Agriculture: 1. Growth and Instability; 2. Role of HYV in Instability; 3. Stabilisation Tax Expenditure Scheme (A proposal)
Article published in 3 parts in Economic Times, August 11,13 & 14, 1982.
Rainfall in Karnataka – Some Important Issues in its Behavior
with R S Deshpande, Agricultural Situation in India, July 1982.
Unstable Revolution? Story of Droughts in Indian Agriculture
Link, New Delhi, September 27, 1981.
Measurement of Growth and Fluctuations in Crop Output – An Approach Based on the Concept of Non-systematic Component
Jointly with V M Rao and R S Deshpande, 1979, IJAE,April-June 1980.
Appropriate Technology Need for Caution against Populism and Elitism
Science Circle Bulletin, Bangalore, January 1980, also reproduced in ‘Peace and Solidarity’, August 1980.
Development Issues in Irrigation
Economic Scene, Special Number on Karnataka, August 1979.
Underutilisation of Land, Climatic or Institutional Factors?
with R S Deshpande, IJAE, April-June 1979.
Irrigation Development in Karnataka
ISEC, Impact of Irrigation – Studies of Canal, Well and Tank Irrigation in Karnataka, Himalaya Publishing House, Bombay, 1979.
Instability in Rainfall and Agricultural Yields
with P K Ghosh, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics(IJAE), April-June, 1978.
Dimensions of Regional Disparity and Backwardness
V K R V Rao (ed), Ibid.
jointly with V L S Prakasa Rao, in V K R V Rao (ed), Planning in Perspectives – Policy Choices in Planning for Karnataka, Allied, 1978.
Yield Uncertainty in Maharashtra Agriculture
Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, October-December 1971.
An introduction to South Asia Press Edition of the First English Translation (in 1785) of The Bhagavad Gita by Charles Wilkins, New Delhi, 2018
A drastically curtailed version of this article without the supporting tables appeared in The Economic Times dated 20 January, 2018
Crisis in Indian Agriculture: Can it be Overcome?
Delivered at the 15th Prof. LS Venkataramanan Memorial Lecture. Subsequently published in the Economic and Political Weekly dated 28th April 2018, in Volume 53(17), pages 28-34.
Vicissitudes of Agriculture in the Fast Growing Indian Economy: Challenges, Strategies and the Way Forward, edited by C Ramasamy and K R Ashok, 2016, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, in association with the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics
Nitte Management Review, Vol 9 Issue 1 Year 2015
University News (New Delhi) in Volume 52, No. 19, May 12-18, 2014,
University News (New Delhi) in Volume 52, No. 23, June 9-15, 2014
Moral Responsibilities of Business
Journal of Social and Economic Development , Vol. 14 (2), July-December 2012,pp.229-237.
Role and Functioning of Public Domain Social Science Research
Social Science Research in India: Institutions and Infrastructure, edited by M V Nadkarni and R S Deshpande, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2011, pp.109-122.
Hindu Approach to Development
Development Windows :Essays in Honour of professor V M Rao, edited by R S Deshpande et al, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2011, pp. 111-140
Interrogating the Idea of Justice
(Review Article) in Indian Economic Journal, Vol.58 (1), April-June 2010
Approach to Knowledge: Contribution of Bhagavadgita and Its Relevance to Holistic Social Science Research
Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol. 12 (1), Jan.-Jun. 2010
Social Change through Moral Development?
(Review Article) Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol.11(2), Jul.-Dec.2009
Limits of Analytical Method
Think India Quarterly, Vol. 12(2), April-June 2009
Role of Governance in Equity and Crisis Therein
New Governance and Development: Challenges of Addressing Poverty and Inequality , edited by H S Shylendra, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2009, pp.113-41
Why Are We Slow in Removing Poverty?
Agricultural Development, Rural Institutions, and Economic Policy, edited by Gopal Kadekodi and Brinda Vishwanathan, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009
A Personal Remembrance
in A Passionate Humanitarian: V K R V Rao, by ISEC, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008
Hinduism and Caste
Sociological Bulletin, Vol 57 93), Sept-Dec. 2008
Love as Path to God Transcending Boundaries of Religion (Review Article)
EPW, June 2, 2007
Praathamik Shikshan aani Saamaajik Vishamataa’, (Marathi),
Samaaj Prabodhan Patrikaa, Vol. 45 (No.179), July-September 2007
Hindu Dharm maane kyaa? (Hindi, tr. Parimala Ambekar)
Aalochanaa, April-June 2007
EPW, May 19, 2007
Social Development behind Economic Growth
Economic Times , 19-12-2006
Samshodhane – Ondu Parichaya’,
Hosatu, (Kannada), March 2006
Perspectives on Dalit Problems and Solutions
Journal of Social & Economic Development, Vol. 7(1), January-June 2006
Driving Forces behind the Dynamics of Hinduism
Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society , Vol.96 (1&2), January-June 2005
Economic and Political Weekly , Vol.38(45) November 8, 2003. (Hindi version in Aalochanaa January-March 2004, tr. By Parimala Ambekar)
Rejoinder to Bhikhu Parekh’s ‘Hindu Theory of Tolerance
under ‘Communications’, Seminar 523, Feb.2003, pp 95-96
EPW , Vol.38(3), January 18, 2003, pp.227-235.
IJAE Vol. 57(4), Oct.-Dec. 2002, pp.751-761.
Globalize and Grow? An Empirical Probe
Indian Economy – Agenda for the 21st Century – Essays in Honour of Professor P R Brahmananda , New Delhi: Deep and Deep, 2002.
EPW, Aug. 16, 1997 (Vol.32, Nos. 33 & 34).
Land Reforms – Their Continued Relevance
Land Reforms in India – Vol.4 on Karnataka – Promises Kept and Missed , edited by Abdul Aziz and Sudhir Krishna, Sage, New Delhi, 1997.
Accelerating Commercialisation of Agriculture – Dynamic Agriculture and Stagnating Peasants?
EPW, Review of Agriculture, June 29, 1996.
Dr Malcolm S Adiseshiah – A Few Impressions
in the Special Issue of MIDS Bulletin in Honour of Late Dr Adiseshiah , 1995.
Passing away of Dandekar Creates Academic Vacuum
The Economic Times, Bangalore, August 3, 1995.
Professor V K R V Rao’s Thoughts on Rural Development
The Indian Economic Journal , Vol. 39(4) April-June 1992
The Mode of Production Debate: A Review Article
The Indian Economic Review, Vol.26 (1), 1991
Economic Structure of Karnataka
contributed to People of India, Anthropological Survey of India, Southern Regional Office, Mysore.
Role of Agricultural Markets and Market Policy – Not conducive to Rural Welfare?
International Workshop on Agricultural Markets in Semi-Arid Tropics , ICRISAT, October 1983, published by ICRISAT in 1985.
Agricultural Prices : A See-Saw Game between Peasants and Workers?
Krishna Rao, G Parthasarathy and Others (ed) “Peasant Farming and Growth of Capitalism in Indian Agriculture” , Vishalandhra Publishing House, Vijayawada, 1984
Micro-Level Theory of Rural Underdevelopment – A Review of Theoretical Perceptions
in Alternative Development Strategies , ed. by B K Joshi, Himalaya Publishing House, Bombay, 1984
Potentialities of Economic Development of Karnataka
Karnataka State Gazetteer , Vol. II, 1983.
Rural Underdevelopment and the Cluster Approach
EPW, Review of Agric, June 1982.
Farm Prices : A Rational Approach
Mainstream, May 8, 1982.
Commercialisation of Agriculture– A Reply
EPW, September 12, 1981.
Technology, Employment and Agricultural Development
Paper read at the Seminar on ‘Transfer of Science and Technology and National Self-Reliance’, Tashkent, USSR, October 1979, published in Mainstream, February 19, 1980; reproduced under the title, ‘Search for a Strategy to Alleviate Poverty’ in Kurukshetra , March 1, 1980
Marketable Surplus and Market Dependence – A Millet Region in Maharashtra
Economic and Political Weekly , March 29, 1980
Marketable Surplus, Market Dependence and Economic Development
Social Scientist, June 1979
Some Aspects of Recent Experience in India in Agricultural Development
paper submitted at the Session on Country Experience on Rural Development at the ADIPA Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, December, 1977 (Mimeo)
Tenants from the Dominant Class – A Developing Contradiction in Land Reforms
EPW, Review of Agriculture, December 1976
Rejoinder to comments on ‘Over Population and the Rural Poor
EPW, July 8, 1978.
Overpopulation and the Rural Poor
EPW, Special Number, August 1976.
Socialist Market mechanism – The Case for Application to Procurement of Foodgrains
Economic Times, December 12, 1975.
Pulses in Maharashtra – Declining Crops
with M G Gumaste, Marathwada University Journal – Social Sciences , 1974
Demand for Roads in Maharashtra – A Cross Section Analysis
with A B Deogirikar, EPW, 16-12-72; also published in Transport Planning and Finance , ed. by D M Nanjundappa, Karnataka University, Dharwar, 1973.
Ceilings on Agricultural Holdings – Some Crucial Issues
Marathwada University Journal – Social Sciences , September, 1972.
World Food Supply
published in Kannada Encyclopedia, Institute of Kannada Studies, Mysore
Regional Imbalance in India
Indian Economic Journal , Conf. No.1969
Impact of price level on Economic Development – India’s Experience
Indian Economic Journal , Conf. No.1968
Some Definitional Aspects of Investment in Human Capital
Indian Economic Journal , Conf. No.1965.
Engineering Industry in a Developing City
jointly with D M Nanjundappa, Karnatak University Journal , 1964