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Sudha Narayanan is an Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. She obtained a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2011, specialising in agricultural and development economics. She earlier obtained M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, India. Sudha's research interests straddle agriculture, food and nutrition policy, and human development in India. Her current research focuses on contract farming, technology adoption in agriculture, public policies for food security and employment guarantee and agriculture-nutrition linkages. Prior to studying for a doctoral degree, Sudha worked with the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, IFPRI, Washington D.C. and the Right to Food Campaign in India and Cornell University, among others. Her past works include a book co-authored with Ashok Gulati titled “The Subsidy Syndrome in Indian Agriculture” published by the Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
Posts by Sudha Narayanan
In this article, Aggarwal and Narayanan contend that demonetisation alone cannot turn agricultural markets cashless. Such a shift would require sustained and focussed effort to expand the reach of for...
Critics of MNREGA believe that the programme is a dole to dig a hole and hence, a huge waste of resources and that it would be better to simply provide cash. In this article, Sudha Narayanan, Associa...
- Sudha Narayanan
- 15 March, 2016
Questions have been raised regarding the quality and usefulness of assets created under MNREGA. To examine the validity of the scepticism, this column reports results from a study of MNREGA assets in...
The Ministry of Rural Development claims that MNREGA needs to be changed in order to reduce politics and corruption in the scheme. One of the studies cited by the Ministry is an analysis of the exten...
The new government is seeking to alter the essence of MNREGA based on the premise that it is not useful in its current form. In this article, Sudha Narayanan criticises the move and argues that despi...
- Sudha Narayanan
- 28 October, 2014