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Full Name:             Ajay Kumar
Discipline:              Economics
Supervisor:             Dr. Pritee Sharma
Co-Supervisor :      Dr. Ruchi Sharma
Date of Joining:       23rd July, 2012
Institute Roll No:    1010501
Email Id:                ajaykumar[at]iiti.ac.in

Area of Research

Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security in Rural India: An Economic Analysisread more Climate change, agriculture productivity and food security is current issue in the whole world. It is very serious concern that in present time nearly 1.2 billion populations are undernourished in the world, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption. On the other hand, 600 million children die due to chronic hunger every year and 17000 die every day in the world. In Indian perspectives around 325 million are malnourished. Climate change and its impact on agriculture and food security is an emerging issue for India because more than 52% population of India depends on climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture, forestry and fishery for their livelihood. This study will investigate the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security with specialization of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana (A comparative analysis). This will try to how we can control the adverse effect of climate change on agriculture production in India and we provide the enough food for Indian population. This will be devoted to Indian policy makers and agriculturist to adopt a plan for the future developmental programme.

Presented Papers

Kumar, A. (2011) "The Study of the Implementation of NREGAs in Badaun District, Uttar Pradesh" Paper Selected for Presentation in National Seminar on "Rural Development in India: Issues and Remedies", Sponsor by UGC New Delhi in SBES College of Arts and Commerce Aurangabad (Maharashtra), 11-12 March, 2011.

Kumar, A. (2012)"Analysis of Agriculture Production in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh" This Paper Selected for Presentation in the 48th Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), Department of Economics School of Management Pondicherry University, 9-11 January, 2012.

Kumar, A. (2012) "An Empirical Evidence of Impact of Climate Change on Sugarcane Production in India" Paper Selected for Presentation in National Seminar on Environmental Concerns and Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges for India, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2-4 March, 2012.

Kumar, A. (2012) "An Empirical Analysis of Internal Labour Migration, Income Inequality and Rural Poverty in India" Paper presented in the Training Programme on Course on Research Methods in Labour Economics, Organized by VV Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, GautamBudh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), 21 February-21 March 2012.