Regional economies and small farmers in Karnataka

Purushothaman, Seema and Patil, Sheetal (2017) Regional economies and small farmers in Karnataka. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (46). pp. 78-84. ISSN 2349-8846

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The divergence between economic growth and equality in the Indian context can be attributed to the disconnect between the macroeconomy and regional rural economies that host small landholdings. Comparing the agrarian peripheries of two distinct capital-accumulating urban areas in Karnataka, a decipherable pattern in distributional outcomes, food and livelihood security as well as sustainability are revealed. The portrayal of capital-centric urbanisation as an opportunity for livelihoods and poverty reduction among India’s agrarian communities is questioned.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Purushothaman, Seema and Patil, Sheetal
Uncontrolled Keywords: macroeconomy, egional rural economies, Livelihood, Neo-urban Region, Mandya
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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