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

Date of Appearance: 
Dec 19, 2010
Conference Dates: 
Mar 11, 2011 to Mar 13, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: 
Jan 30, 2011

Location of Conference

Bolpur, Birbhum Deapertment of Economics & Politics
Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235


Call For Papers


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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



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 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:

                                                                                                               Madhusudan Ghosh

                                                                                                Apurba Kumar Chattopadhyay


                                                                                            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. 


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