UGC-SAP (DRS-I) sponsored National Seminar on “Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development”



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Santiniketan, West Bengal

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  *Call For Papers* *-------------------------------------* ** *--------------------------------------* *UGC-SAP (DRS-I) sponsored National Seminar on* */“Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development”/* *March 11-13, 2011* *Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati,* Santiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal India, 731235 URL: www.visva-bharati.ac.in   Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati is organizing a National Seminar on “Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development” during March 11-13, 2011 under the SAP-DRS–I programme sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. We invite abstract (500 words) or full paper in MS word format on the broad theme of the seminar. The papers must have an economic focus.   In particular, we welcome papers from the following fields (the list is indicative, not exhaustive): 1) Reforms in the agricultural sector 2) Internal and external trade in agricultural commodities 3) Regional pattern of agricultural development 4) Price Policy and public distribution system 5) Spatial efficiency of agricultural markets 6) Employment, inequality and rural poverty 7) Inclusive growth 8) Rural livelihood security 9) Rural infrastructure credit and agro-processing 10) Irrigation and watershed management 11) Link between changing food baskets and production patterns 12) Climate change and agriculture 13) Sustainable development 14) Rural local governance 15) Conflict between agriculture and industry 16) Informal sector and rural development   *Submission of Papers*: The paper stating the sub-themes under which the paper comes, contact address with telephone number and email address, and the institutional affiliation of the author(s) must reach the Seminar Committee at vbecon@gmail.com [1]. We encourage young researchers to submit and present their works. All accepted papers will be refereed and may be published in a conference volume.   The registration fee for the seminar is Rs.500.00. Limited travel subsidy may be provided to the paper presenters. However, local hospitality will be made available by the organizers. *Important Dates:* * Last date for receiving abstracts: *January30, 2011* * Intimation of acceptance of abstracts: *February 7, 2011* * The last date for receiving the full length papers: *February 15, 2011* * Decision of full papers: *February 22, 2011* * Email for Correspondence:* * vbecon@gmail.com                                                                                                                Madhusudan Ghosh                                                                                                 Apurba Kumar Chattopadhyay                                                                                                                  (Convenors)                                                                                             Seminar Sub-Committee     */NOTE: The seminar will be followed by a workshop on “Rural Development” to be organized by the “Extension Committee” of the department. /*   [1] mailto:vbecon@gmail.com