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Dr. C.S. Vaidya

CHANDER SHEKHER VAIDYA 

CURRICULUM VITAE-2015

CONTENTS : CV Resume  

CV : PART- A

  1. Academic Qualifications
  2. Employment History
  3. Experience Of  Regional Agricultural Research
  4. Travel In The Mountains and Experience of Mountain Cultures
  5. Experience of Working in Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Environment  
  6. Communication Skills
  7. A Reflection on The Impact of My Past Work  
  8. A  Reflection on Capabilities : Self Assessment
  9. Future Vision
  10. Social Background and Family Information 

CV PART-B ANNEXURES

List 1. : Publications
List 2. : Selected Lectures Delivered and Trainings Organized

Brief on Personal Information:

Name : DR CHANDER SHEKHER VAIDYA
Citizenship Indian
Passport Number : B 3544851
Educational Qualification : M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics), Ph.D. (Economics)
Date of Birth : March 26, 1956  
Employment History : 
(i) September 1998 - Till date : Senior Research Officer /Associate Professor, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla -171005 (India)  
(ii) 1994-1998 : Senior Research Officer, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla -171 005 (India)  
(iii) 1989-1994 : Research Officer, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla -171 005 (India)  
(iv) 1981-1989 : Statistical Assistant, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla -171 005 (India)  

Marital Status/ Wife Married to Mrs. Indu Vaidya (B.A.)
Dependents : Daughter (20 years), both parents and sister suffering from Down ’s syndrome
Permanent Address : H.No.6/9, Bangla Street, Mandi – 175 001 (HP), India
Present  Address : Senior Research Officer, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla -171 005 (India)  
TEL (Res) : 0177-2830758, Mobile : +91-9418475758
TELEFAX (Off) : 01177-2830457
Email : csvaidya2000@yahoo.com

Brief Summary of C.V.

CHANDER SHEKHER VAIDYA, M.Sc., PhD : He has academic background in agriculture and has experience in analysis and development of livelihood strategies for marginal and small farmers located in diverse agro-climatic settings of western Himalayan region of India. He has wide experience of analysis of efficacy of development programmes aimed at livelihoods improvement for poverty alleviation. He has conducted various studies regarding the viability of small and marginal farms in mountainous agriculture.  He specializes in improving employment and income of subsistence farming community by way of diversification towards high pay of commercial crops including horticulture. 

He is expert in conducting cost of cultivation studies for field and horticultural crops.  He has been conducting cost of cultivation/production studies for apples and other fruit crops, the estimates of which are used by State Government of Himachal Pradesh for announcing the Minimum Support Price (MSP).  Cost of cultivation of field crops is another of his specialty. Such studies have provided basis for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India for formulating various policies and development programmes for the benefit of farming sector.

Impact evaluation studies are another aspect where he has been closely associated over his long career of about 30 years.  He has been evaluating various programmes of state government like vegetable development programme, plant protection programmes etc.  In addition to this he has been associated in impact evaluation of various international development programmes being carried in the state of Himachal Pradesh in collaboration with state government. Such programmes have been funded by agencies like World Bank, USAID, CIP, GTZ etc and include Integrated Watershed Development Programme, Indo-German Changer Development Programme, Ex-post facto evaluation of irrigation development programme, marketing of processed potato products etc.

During the entire career spanning over about three decades at Agro-Economic Research Centre (An institution established for the needs of Western Himalayan Region), Dr Vaidya gained in depth knowledge of the hidden potentials of small farms, whose proportion is continuously increasing, for the adoption of diversified cropping pattern for income stabilization and thinning out of risk associated with agricultural production.  His main focus in such ventures has been to highlight the constraints in adoption of new technologies associated with the introduction of new development programmes and to develop facilitating mechanisms.  Such analysis has proved to be crucial for ensuring the peoples participation in the development programmes, a highly desirable aspect of any programme.  He has been instrumental in carrying out research programmes of Agro-Economic Research Centre and in the process has gained rich experience in as diverse fields as field crops and horticultural economics and marketing, women in agriculture, rural employment, rural industries and economic analysis of various other ancillary vocations like apiary, sericulture, mushroom cultivation etc.

Dr. Vaidya has very good knowledge of diverse agro-climatic and cultural conditions of mountainous areas.  Such conditions make the introduction of development interventions difficult as these are not tailor made for all the areas; mountainous areas having highly diverse conditions.  The experience of local working conditions and aspirations of localized and marginalized farmers has turned out to be important qualification for the working in the field of development of such farmers.  He has traveled widely in the mountainous regions of the state and worked with diverse communities having entirely different socio-politico-cultural fabric for gaining this knowledge, so crucial for designing, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the development programmes and research studies. He has dedication for working for poor people located in difficult and isolated areas.  He strongly feels that the research community has moral obligation for working for the development of such communities, the research aimed at only academic excellence having little value for the society unless it strives for the betterment of poor sections of society.

As a Research Officer, he has been responsible for generation of idea which requires in-depth probe so that the repercussions of underlying problem and the problem itself could be corrected and the scenario of rural development in the state improved.  This is followed by designing the research study, executing it and finally bringing out the results of such study in the form of publication.  Also, many research studies are initiated at the instance of local line departments and other national and international development agencies, catering to their specific research needs.

Dr. Vaidya has been invited many times by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in various meetings/workshops/seminars.  He has also attended many meetings/ workshops/seminars of international agencies held in various locations in India.  He is on regular list of resource persons of Himachal Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) and State Agricultural Marketing, Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (Agency responsible for harnessing hydroelectricity in the state).  He is regularly associated with various training programmes conducted by these agencies catering to the needs of statisticians, economists and rural development officials of the state government and most importantly the farmers themselves.  Being a faculty member of Himachal Pradesh University he is also entrusted with the responsibility of guiding Ph.D. students of department of Economics.  There is also a regular interaction with many government and private agencies, research scholars of local and other universities etc, requiring research inputs for their ongoing research projects or want insight into the different aspects of Himachal Pradesh.

It is only because of his experience in horticultural economics that he was appointed a member of state level committee on ‘Valuation of Tree Crops’, the recommendations of the committee are used for payment of compensation when the orchards are acquired by the state government.

Signed
March 12, 2015 Shimla

1. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

A. Formal Education : 1989-1993 Ph.D. Economics
Research Area: Resource Use Efficiency in Field Crop production in Various Agro-Climatic Zones of Himachal Pradesh, Department of Economics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-171005, India.
1977-1980 M. Sc. Agricultural Economics (First Division)

Research Area : Pattern and Cost of Credit, Department of Agricultural Economics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India
1971-1977 B.Sc. Mathematics  

Government College Mandi, Affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.
1960-1971 Matriculation (First Division)
Government High School Joginder Nagar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

B. Trainings and Additional Skills 

  1. Summer course of ICAR on ‘Methods of Project Planning, Monitoring and   Evaluation’  organized by Tamilnadu Agricultural University,  Coimbatore, (T.N.), India, 1984, 
  2. Training programme on ‘Commercialization of mountain Agriculture’, organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal 1991, 
  3. Refresher course on ‘Environment’, organized by H.P. University, Shimla (H.P.), 1995, 
  4. Refresher course on ‘Computer Awareness’ organized by H.P.  University, Shimla (H.P.), 2000. 
  5. Refresher course in Economics, organized by Punjab University, Chandigarh, 2002.

2. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  1. Senior Research Officer (Associate Professor), Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla from Sept.12, 1998 to date
  2. Senior Research Officer, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla from Sept.12, 1994 to Sept 11, 1998.
  3. Research Officer, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla from Sept.12, 1989 to Sept. 11, 1994.
  4. Statistical Assistant, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla from May 8, 1981 to Sept. 11, 1989
  5. Technical Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Solan from Jan. 27 to May,7, 1981
  6. Extension Worker in Office of Plant Protection Officer, Department of Agriculture, Bilaspur, H.P. from Oct.1, 1980 to Jan.24, 1981

3. EXPERIENCE OF REGIONAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH

  • The research experience has been presented in four parts as per the experience gained in the respective posts.

3(a). Research Officer       

Over 20 years of research experience is related to various aspects of agriculture, horticulture and allied fields. It ranges from general surveys of mountain agricultural systems covering the aspects like livelihood strategies, cost of production, marketing management, project impact evaluation etc. in the western Himalayan region of India covering the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Jammu and Kashmir.  It provided a diverse and rich experience of social, cultural, economic and political setup under which the farming community is operating and the coping mechanisms developed for countering the adverse farming situation in the majority of the areas. On the other hand, there are areas/pockets which have witnessed agricultural transformation in terms of diversification towards high value agriculture like off-season vegetables, horticulture, floriculture, pisciculture, apiculture and variety of other activities.  It has been interesting to learn and research into these transformation processes which have important ramifications for the new areas still practicing subsistence agriculture.

Interaction with the research workers, development officials and other persons related with research and development challenges was the opportunity provided during this period.  This helped in development of understanding of research needs and latest trends in research at the international and national scenarios.

3(b). Statistical Assistant

Eight years of experience in managing a wide variety of data including primary field data collection and subsequent analysis.  This included data management of a large range of projects ranging from tribal studies, transportation of horticultural produce, and agricultural development etc. This part of my career provided deep insight into the problems in relation to the behaviour of rural population when approached by any government official as majority of the farmers have developed some sort of distrust.  Handling such a group of respondents is a daunting task providing a challenging job for any research worker. How to deal with the memory bias and other apprehensions in the minds of the marginalized illiterate farmers located in as diverse situations as interior tribal areas having almost snow desert like conditions and those located in subtropical climate, is an experience not many persons have.

3c. Technical Assistant

  • As a Technical Assistant, taught many courses at undergraduate level.

3d. Extension Worker

Working as extension worker was the most fruitful, though short period of career.  It involved working with the farmers for solving their production and marketing problems.  As the job was at the lowest rung of hierarchy, it gave impression in the minds of the farmers that such a person is one of us and there is hardly any difference in the socio-economic conditions, resulting in sense of belonging and togetherness.  This usually led to opening up of minds and dropping of all inhibitions, frank discussions were the outcome.  This helped not only in gaining insight into the socio-economic and farming problems, most importantly it helped in understanding the psyche of the poor and marginal farmers.

4. EXPERIENCE OF CONDUCTING FIELD SURVEYS

During my career I have conducted a variety of studies pertaining to different aspects of agricultural economy of the state, providing me ample opportunities to be associated in large number of field surveys for primary data collection. This had a geographical coverage of semi-tropical areas to high hill temperate dry areas. Simultaneously, the target groups varied from illiterate small and marginal farmers to highly progressive, highly qualified commercial apple farmers, having very large orchards. This variation in sample has cultivated versatility in me for data collection on any topic under any conditions. I have not only become conversant with the aspect of handling the sample but have developed a nag for making them impart the data even when the farmers hesitate for the fears hidden inside them.

5. NEW PROFESSIONAL INTEREST IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE 

The prolonged experience regarding the socio-economic, agro-climatic and cultural conditions of the state along with the informal analysis of the current trends in the climatic and other environmental variables, has convinced me that the state requires drastic change in its policy of agriculture which facilitates bringing new areas under field crops and most importantly horticulture. The stress is on higher use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides etc polluting air, water and soils.  The extension of agriculture on marginal and forest lands is having serious implications on weather cycle and general warming of atmosphere. As a consequence, in certain areas apple cultivation is no more possible and apple orchards are being replaced by stone fruits etc.

This has created interest in me for studying and popularizing the organic farming.  Although, I have not conducted many studies directly on organic farming as such, but in many of my studies I have tried to find out the reasons as to why the organic farming has not been very popular in certain areas whereas in some other it is steadily picking up.  I strongly feel that in order to make it a mass movement, it requires through research in the respect of comparative economics, marketing strategies, exploration of markets and other benefits etc.  But most important aspect in this regard remains the analysis of farmers’ attitudes and perceptions for the adoption of organic cultivation which will form the basis for revision of the present policy.

6. EXPERIENCE OF WORKING IN MULTICULTURAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT  

Various research projects handled by me, provided opportunities to work in a multicultural environment, comprising local mountain communities, institutions, professionals of national institutions, and with team of multinational professionals. During my travels, I cultivated knowledge of people, cultures and institutions. Good rapport was developed with diversity of farming communities, institutions, NGOs, Universities, Academies, Research Institutions, Extension Agencies, Government Development Departments, and Planning Institutions.  

7. COMMUNICATION SKILLS

The continuous interaction with farming communities, people running local institutions and speaking only local languages, politicians, policy makers, planners, researchers, NGOs and media over the past two and a half decades has helped cultivating communication skills.

8. A REFLECTION ON THE IMPACT OF MY PAST WORK 

For the last fifteen years I have been involved in managing research projects so as to facilitate the process of developing sustainable mountain agriculture, by way of providing deep insight into the production and marketing problems, analyzing the development scenarios of various sectors and sub-sectors of different agricultural systems in the state and other western Himalayan region. The research work in the field of Agricultural Economics and development is a team effort; I have mostly worked in a team either as member or its leader recognizing the importance of sharing credit as a team member.

9. A REFLECTION ON CAPABILITIES: Self Assessment 

  • As a Researcher

The agro-economic and mountain background and about 25 years of experience in mountain agriculture development has helped acquire expertise necessary for leading the research programs. During these years, I received field exposure and interactions with farming communities helpful in preparing and coordinating the research assignments. Experience acquired about the livelihood systems and problems of small and marginal farmers and issues related to the development of agriculture and livelihoods on marginal lands is additional capability.

  • Communication Skills and Languages

Fluent in English and Hindi speaking, writing and reading. I also have workable knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and understanding Urdu.

10. SOCIAL BACKGROUND AND FAMILY INFORMATION

I am a citizen of India, born on 26th March 1956 in Mandi town of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is a small mountain state in the Indian Himalayas. I am fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu and can also understand several dialects of the mountain communities of the Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

I am married to Mrs. Indu Vaidya, and blessed with son and a daughter. My son is working as chef de partie in hospitality industry in Sydney, Australia and daughter is studying for graduate degree in commerce. During my schooling years I had to frequently move with family to small towns as my father being government official was transferred from one place to other. Despite this I had continuous interaction with the rural life by way of frequent visit to ancestral farm land and having good relationship with my class fellows, who predominantly belonged to rural background and farming community.

LIST –1 : PUBLICATIONS

A. BOOK

  1. Organic Farmers Speak on Economics and Beyond, Partap, T. and C.S. Vaidya, Westville Publishing House, New Delhi, 2009.
  2. Organic Sikkim - Leading the Change, Partap, T. and C.S. Vaidya, Westville Publishing House, New Delhi, 2014.

B. RESEARCH REPORTS (Co-authored the following research reports)

(i) Studies conducted for Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (UGC Centre of excellence), H.P. University, Shimla

  1. Impact of Renewable Natural Resources in the Rural Economy of Himachal Pradesh, 2005.
  2. Status of Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh, 2005.
  3. Status of Horticulture in Himachal Pradesh, 2005
  4. State of Art Report and Policy Guidelines for Primary Sector, Volume-1 (Studies on Agriculture Sector) by Ranveer Singh and C.S. Vaidya, 2005.
  5. State of Art Report and Policy Guidelines for Primary Sector, Volume-2 (Studies on Horticulture Sector), 2005.
  6. State of Art Report and Policy Guidelines for Primary Sector, Volume-3 (Studies on Animal husbandry, Forestry, Rural Development, Watershed Sectors), 2005.
  7. State of Art Report and Policy Guidelines for Primary Sector, Volume-4 (Books published on Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Forestry and Rural Development), 2005.
  8. Sustainable Development of Smallholder Dairy Farming in Himachal Pradesh: Economic, Technological and Environmental Dimensions, 2004.
  9. Diversification of Rural Livelihood Strategies: A Study of Gender and Natural Resources Dimensions in Horticulture in Himachal Pradesh, 2004.

(ii) Studies conducted for Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla

  1. Impact of National Food Security Mission on Input Use, Production, Productivity and Income in Himachal Pradesh, 2015.
  2. Economics of Fruit Cultivation under Organic and Inorganic Conditions – Mango Citrus and Stone Fruits, 2014.
  3. Social Impact Evaluation of Implementation of rehabilitation & Resettlement Plan and Community Development Activities under Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (H.P.)  (Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited),  2014.
  4. Baseline Data on Area, Production and Productivity of Horticulture in H.P., 2013. 
  5. Impact Assessment of Implementation of Local Area Development Fund and Hydroelectric Projects in H.P. (Energy), 2013.
  6. Establishment of Hydroelectric Projects Impact on Production of Fruit Crops Especially Apples in Kinnaur and Kullu district of H.P., 2013. 
  7. Evaluation of Price and Market Intervention Scheme in H.P., 2013.
  8. Impact of High Density Apple Plantation under Horticulture in Himachal Pradesh, 2012.  
  9. Production and Marketing of Flowers and Vegetables under Protected Cultivation in H.P., 2012.
  10. Impact of Emerging Marketing Channels in Agriculture Marketing Benefit to Producer-Sellers and Marketing Costs and Margins of Apple and Tomato in H.P., 2011. 
  11. A Study of Production and Marketing Problems in Mushroom Industry in H.P, 2011.
  12. Impact of NREGA on Employment, Food Security and Rural Urban Migration in Himachal Pradesh, 2010.
  13. Impact of Emerging Marketing Channels in Agricultural Marketing – Benefits to Producers-Sellers and Marketing Cost and Margins of Apple and Tomato in Himachal Pradesh, 2010.
  14. A Study of Production and Marketing Problems in Mushroom Industry in Himachal Pradesh, 2010.
  15. Impact of Macro Management of Agricultural Schemes in Himachal Pradesh, 2009.
  16. Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Coping Mechanisms- A Study of Agricultural Sector in Himachal Pradesh, 2009. 
  17. Production and marketing of Sangtra and Kinnow in Himachal Pradesh, 2009.
  18. Area, production and Productivity of Grafted and Seedling Varieties of Mangoes in Himachal Pradesh, 2008.
  19. Baseline Demographic and Socio-Economic Survey for Luhri Hydroelectric Project in Himachal Pradesh, 2008.
  20. Concurrent Evaluation of Centrally Sponsored schemes of Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh, 2007.
  21. Cost of Production of Citrus Fruits in Himachal Pradesh, 2007.
  22. Cost of Production of Apples in Himachal Pradesh, 2007.
  23. Viable entrepreneurial Trades for Women in Agriculture, 2006.
  24. Likely Demand of Vegetables of Himachal Pradesh in Neighbouring states During Next Ten Years, 2006.
  25. Baseline Demographic Socioeconomic Survey of Rampur Hydro Electric Project, 2005.
  26. Production and Marketing of Mango in Himachal Pradesh, 2005.
  27. Agricultural Policy in Himachal Pradesh – A Policy matrix in a Federal System, 2005.
  28. Production, marketing, Storage and transportation Losses of Selected Vegetables in Solan and Shimla Districts of Himachal Pradesh, 2005.
  29. Production and marketing of Peach Fruit: A Study in Rajgarh Area of District Sirmaur of Himachal Pradesh, 2004.
  30. Rural Non-Farm Employment in Himachal Pradesh, 2003.
  31. Impact Assessment of Resettlement Implementation under Nathpa-Jhakri Hydroelectric Power Project, 2002.
  32. Assessing the Existing Training and Testing Facilities for Farm machinery in Himachal Pradesh, 2001
  33. Problems, Potential and Economics of Mushroom Cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, 2001
  34. Problems, Potential and Economics of Mushroom Cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, 2000.
  35. Economic Reforms and Dynamics of Cooperative Movement in Himachal Pradesh, 2000
  36. Socio-Economic Assessment of New areas Under IWDP-II in Himachal Pradesh, 1999
  37. Economics of Honey Production in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh: A consolidated Report, 1998.
  38. Economics of Beekeeping in Himachal Pradesh, 1997.
  39. Economics of Hop Production in Himachal Pradesh, 1997.
  40. Economics of Honey Production in Himachal Pradesh, 1997.
  41. Strategy for Development of Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh With Reference to Economic Liberalisation Policy, 1996.  
  42. Impact Evaluation of Vegetable Development Programme in Himachal Pradesh, 1995.
  43. Impact of National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas (A Study of Himachal Pradesh), 1995.
  44. Marketing of Himachal Citrus: A Study of Markets in Northern India, 1994.
  45. Indo-German Changar Project - A Base Line Survey, 1993.
  46. Kibber : One of the Highest Villages in World - A Socioeconomic Study, 1993.
  47. Transformation of Himachal Pradesh: Search for Replicable Experiences, 1992.
  48. Evaluation of Integrated Watershed Development (Hills) Project, Himachal Pradesh, 1992.
  49. Economic Viability of Small and Marginal Farms in Himachal Pradesh, 1992.
  50. Existing Problems and Emerging Needs of Horticulture Marketing in Himachal Pradesh, 1992.
  51. Recurring Cost of Irrigation Projects in Himachal Pradesh, 1992.
  52. Potatoes in Himachal Pradesh - A Study of Production and Marketing in Himachal   Pradesh, 1991.
  53. Land Utilization Pattern in Himachal Pradesh, 1991.
  54. Marketing of Processed Potato Products in Delhi, 1991.
  55. Economics of Apple Production in Himachal Pradesh, 1990.
  56. Socioeconomic Study of Village in Jammu and Kashmir, 1989.
  57. Pattern and Cost of Credit from Commercial Banks in H.P., 1988.
  58. Production, Marketing and Price Analysis of Himachal Pradesh Citrus, Occasional paper No. 16, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla, 1987
  59. Problems of Wool and Milk Marketing among Tribal Migrants of Himachal Pradesh, Occasional paper No. 14, Agro-Economic Research Centre, H.P. University, Shimla, 1985.
  60. Socio-economic Study of Chamba Gujjars, 1984.

(iii) Study conducted for International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture, Bangalore and GMED, Jaipur.

  1. Experiences and Perceptions of Indian Organic Farmers: A Nationwide Study of Economic and Ecological Dimensions, 2007.

(iv) Study conducted for Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

  1. Understanding the Dynamics of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in Himachal Pradesh, ESA Working paper No. 07-22, May 2007.

C. RESEARCH PAPERS (Co-authored the following research papers) 

(i) Papers presented in International Conference/Workshops

  1. “Environmental benefits of Organic Farming – Indian Experiences” paper accepted for presentation in 17th IFOAM  Organic World Congress to be held at Namjangju, Republic of Korea during Sept 28th~Oct 1st 2011.
  2. “Organic Farming offering opportunity of Income Security among Small Farmers of India: A Country Wide Study” Paper presented at International Conference on Organic Agriculture and food Security, organized by Food and agricultural organization (FAO), Italy during May 3-5, 2007.
  3. “Problems and Potentials of Organic Farming in Western Himalayan Region of India”  Paper Presented in poster session of International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision farming, held at New Delhi, India during Nov 17-21, 2005.
  4. “Common Property Resources Management for Sustainable Livestock Development in Himachal Pradesh, India: A Study of Cost Benefit Sharing Mechanism” paper presented at Stakeholders Meeting on Operationalization of Participatory Policy Framework: Empowering Local Community in Livestock Resource Planning and Decision Making, organised jointly by ICIMOD and FAO at Kathmandu during December 16-18, 2002.
  5. “Parameters for Local Level Livestock Development Planning: A Study in Himachal Pradesh, India”, Paper Presented at International Workshop on Local Livestock Resource Planning in Hindu-Kush Himalayas, sponsored jointly by FAO and ICIMOD at Dhulikhel, Nepal during Oct. 11-13, 2001.
  6. “Issues and Options of Marginal Farmers in Horticulture Based Farming System in Himachal Pradesh, India” paper presented at Stakeholders Meeting on Issues and Options of Marginal Farmers in Hindu-Kush Himalayas, organised by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) at Kathmandu, Nepal during May 25-27, 2001.
  7. “Concept and General Framework to Study Issues and Options of Marginal Farmers in Himachal Pradesh, India”, Paper Presented at International Symposium on Mountain Agriculture in Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region, jointly organised by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) at Kathmandu, Nepal during May 21-25, 2001.
  8. “Sustainable Development of Smallholder Dairy Farming in Himachal Pradesh: Priority issues and strategies”, paper presented at Stakeholders Meeting on Smallholder Dairy Farming in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, jointly organised by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) at Dhulikhel, Nepal during April 17-19, 2001.
  9. Indicators of Unsustainability of Mountain Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh (India), a paper presented at Seminar on Mountain Perspective and Sustainable Development Strategies in Himalayas jointly organized by G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi, India and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal during Aug.4-6, 1992 Aug at Manali (India).
  10. Toward Making Mountain Farming System Sustainable: A Study of Vegetable Cultivation in H.P.  A paper presented at Joint Symposium on small Scale Vegetable Production and Horticulture Economics in Developing Countries, Bogor, Indonesia, on June 23-26, 1992.
  11. Existing Problems and Emerging Needs of Horticultural Marketing in North-Western Himalayan Region of India, A paper presented at Joint Symposium on small Scale Vegetable Production and Horticulture Economics in Developing Countries, Bogor, Indonesia, on June 23-26, 1992.

(ii) Papers presented in National Conference/Workshops

  1. Food Security Issues in the Post-liberalization Era, Paper presented at National Seminar on Economic Liberalization: Effects and Challenges held at ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla during Nov. 11-12, 2011. 
  2. Use of Bio Pesticides in Storage of Potatoes in District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh: A Study of Women Empowerment, Paper presented at Indian Organic Congress held at Bangalore during Nov. 10-12, 2006.
  3. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Going Organic: A Nation Wide Study on What Indian Farmers are Experiencing, Paper presented at Indian Organic Congress held at Bangalore during Nov. 10-12, 2006.
  4. “Small Holder Dairy Farming Initiatives: Success and Failure of Milk Co-operatives” Paper Presented at International Symposium on Livestock in the Mountain/High Land Production Systems: R & D Challenges for the Early Decade of the Next Millennium, organised by ILRI, FAO, CIP, GMP and ICIMOD at Pokhara, Nepal during Dec. 7-11, 1999.
  5. “Status of Marginal and Small Farmers in Himachal Pradesh, India” paper presented in Planning Meeting on Investigating Issues and Options for Improving Livelihoods of Marginal Mountain Farmers, organised by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal during Oct. 11-14, 1999.
  6. “Status of Dairy production and Related Issues in Himachal Pradesh, India” paper presented at Workshop on Small Holder Dairy production in the Hills/Highlands of the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region, organised jointly by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal during Aug. 9-10, 1999.
  7. Dynamics of Linkages between Components of Hill Farming system, paper presented at Seminar on National Resources: Management and Their Linkages with Farming systems held at Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan, June 8-9, 1995.
  8. Sustainability of Farms in Different Agro-Climatic Regions in H.P., Paper presented at Seminar on National Resources: Management and Their Linkages with Farming systems held at Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan, June 8-9, 1995.
  9. Dependence of Horticulture on Forests: A Study of Ecological Implication in Himachal Pradesh, paper presented at National Seminar on Linkages between Forest and other Resources of Indian Economy, held at Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, June 5-6, 1995.
  10. Employment Creation Through Diversification of Agriculture Vis-a-Vis Mountain Specificities: A Study of Himachal Pradesh, Paper Presented at Seminar on Employment Generation in Himachal Pradesh Organized by Department of Planning H.P. in Collaboration with Himachal Institute of Public Administration, Oct. 17, 1994.
  11. Rise of Horticultural Sector and its Implication on Sustainability of Hill Ecosystem of Himachal Pradesh, paper presented at the National Seminar on Development and Environment of Himalayan region Organized by Department of Geography, H.P. University, Shimla, June 8-9.1994. 
  12. Hill Agriculture:  Problems and Development Perspective, paper presented at the National Seminar on Development and Environment of Himalayan region Organized by Department of Geography, H.P. University, Shimla, June 8-9, 1994.
  13. Problems and Prospects of Horticultural Development in Himachal Pradesh, A paper presented in a Seminar on Economic Prospects of Commercial Crops in Hilly Areas, Organized by Department of Economics, HPKVV, Palampur, India, on July 5-6, 1991.
  14. Western Himalayan Region - Present Scenario and Development Options, paper presented in Seminar on Dynamic and Dimensions of Inter-State Disparities in India, Organized by Department of Economics, H.P. University, Shimla, India, on 27-28 March, 1991.
  15. Profitability of Citrus Cultivation: A Study of Himachal Orchardists, paper presented at symposium organized by ICSSR at Palampur, India, June, 16-17, 1988.
  16. Economic Analysis of Apple Cultivation: A Study of Himachal Orchardists, A paper presented at Symposium organized by ICSSR at Palampur, India, June, 16-17, 1988.
  17. Development of Tribal Areas in Himachal Pradesh in Retrospect and Prospect. A paper presented at Seminar on Tribal Development and Administration held at Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration, Shimla, India on Sept. 21-23, 1987.
  18. Problems of Wool and Milk Marketing in Tribal Areas of H.P., a paper presented at the 4th National Workshop on Agricultural Markets, held at Lucknow, India, Feb., 20-23, 1985.
  19. Himachal Apples: Acreage, Production and Disposal, Paper Presented at National Workshop on the Indian Apple Industry. Organized by MPDC, Directorate of Marketing and Inspection in collaboration with National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India Ltd., held at New Delhi, India Jan. 19-21, 1983.
  20. Grading and Packing of Himachal Apples, a paper presented at National Workshop on the Indian Apple Industry organized by MPDC, Directorate of Marketing and Inspection in collaboration with National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India Ltd., held at New Delhi, India Jan. 19-21, 1983

(iii) Papers Published in Books/Journals

  1. “Regional Trends in Agricultural Growth Patterns in Himachal Pradesh” in Inclusive Agricultural Growth: Regional Perspective, (Ed) Elumalai Kannan & G.B. Lokesh, National Agricultural Innovation Project, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2010, pp. 52-67.
  2. “Viability of Small and Marginal Farms in Himachal Pradesh: A Comparative Analysis of Tribal and Non-Tribal Area”, Political Economy Journal of India, Vol 17, No. 2, 2010.
  3. “Economics of Mushroom Cultivation”, in Glimpses of Indian Agriculture, Macro and Micro Aspects, Vol-1, (Ed) Jharwal, S.M., Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008, pp 415-430.
  4. “Economic Reforms and Dynamics of Co-operative Movement in Himachal Pradesh”, in Glimpses of Indian Agriculture, Macro and Micro Aspects, Vol-2, (Ed) Jharwal, S.M., Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008, pp 593-599.
  5. “Production and Marketing of Peach Fruit”, in Glimpses of Indian Agriculture, Macro and Micro Aspects, Vol-2, (Ed) Jharwal, S.M., Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008, pp 799-805.
  6. “Production and Marketing of Mango in Himachal Pradesh”, in Glimpses of Indian Agriculture, Macro and Micro Aspects, Vol-2, (Ed) Jharwal, S.M., Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008, pp 819-825.
  7. Cost and Returns from Apple Cultivation- A Study in Himachal Pradesh, Agricultural Situation in India, Vol. LXIV, No. 7, Oct. 2007, pp 307-313.
  8. “Issues and Options for Marginal Farms in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas: A Study in Himachal Pradesh (India)”, Chapter in proceedings of an International Symposium on Mountain Agriculture in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region, (Eds) Tang Ya and Pradeep M. Tulachan, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, 2003, pp 151-155.
  9. “Smallholder Dairy Farming in Himachal Pradesh, India: Characteristics, Constraints and Development Opportunities”, Chapter in Small Holder Dairy in Mixed Farming Systems of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, (Eds) Pradeep Man Tulachan, Mohammad A. Jabbar and M.A. Mohamed Saleem, ILRI, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, September 2002, pp 39-50.
  10. “Small Holder Livestock Farming And Milk Cooperatives in Himachal Pradesh, in The Indian Himalayas”, Chapter in Livestock in Mountain High Land Production Systems: Challenges for Sustainable Development, (Eds) P.M. Tulachan, M.A Saleem, Juhani Maki-Hokkonen & Tej Partap, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, 2001, pp 255-273.
  11. “Changing profile of Small Dairy Holders in the Himachal Pradesh Himalayas, India”, Livestock in Mixed Mountain Farming Systems, News Letter, No. 37, International Centre For Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, 2000. 
  12. “Income and Employment Opportunities in Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh: Present Status and Challenges for Development”, chapter in Tribal Development: Appraisal and Alternatives, (Eds.) S.K. Gupta, et.al., Indus Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1998.
  13. Marketing of Seed Potato in Himachal Pradesh, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 9, No.2, July-Dec. 1995.
  14. Apple Trade in India with Special Reference to Western Himalayan Region, The Bihar Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol.III, No.2, April-June, 1995.
  15. Perilously Unviable, Small and Marginal Farms in Himachal Pradesh must be sustainable Units, The Economic Times, April 7, 1995.
  16. Export Potential of Indian Apples in the New Economic Environment, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Conference Special Number, Oct. 1994.  
  17. Performance and Potential of Indian Apple Exports, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. XLIX, No. 3, July- Sept. 1994  
  18. Decentralized Planning Model for Developing Hill Area, Kurukshetra, Vol. XLII, No. 6, March, 1994.
  19. Economic Viability of Marginal and Small Farms in Hill Agriculture of Himachal Pradesh, The Bihar Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. I, No. 4, Oct.-Dec., 1993.
  20. Hill Farming System: A Study of Himachal Pradesh, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. XLVI, No.3, Dec.1991.
  21. Agricultural Development in Western Himalayan Region: Problem and Priorities, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. XLV, No. 3, 1990.
  22. Economics of Potato Processing at Village Level - A Case Study in Utter Pradesh, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 44, No. 3, 1989.
  23. Cost of Credit in Hill Agriculture: A Spatial Analysis, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 43, NO. 3,1988.
  24. Economics of Production and Marketing of Himachal Apples, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 2, No.1, June, 1988. 
  25. Prices of Himachal Apples in India - An Economic Analysis, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 2, No.1, June, 1988.
  26. Horticultural Development in  Himachal Pradesh -  In Retrospect and Prospect, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. XLI, No.3, July-Sept. 1987.
  27. Impact of Term Financing in Developing Horticulture Economy: A Case of Himachal Pradesh Land Development Bank, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 41, No.4, Oct.-Dec.1986.
  28. Economics of Seed Potato Transportation from Himachal Pradesh, Agricultural Situation in India, Vol. XII, No. 4, July, 1986.
  29. Price spread and Marketing Margins of Himachal Apples: Temporal and Spatial Analysis, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Conference No. July-Sept. 1985.
  30. Growth Rates and Cropping Pattern Changes in Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh, Agricultural Situation in India, Vol., XXXIX Nov., 11 Feb., 1985. 
  31. Development Ranking of Districts in Himachal Pradesh, a paper presented at the XXXVII Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics held on Oct., 24-27, 1983 at Shimla and subsequently published in Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, Vol., XXXVI, No. 2, 1984.
  32. Economic Viability of Apple Orchards - A Case of Loans Extended by H.P. Co-operative Land Development Bank, Indian Co-operative Review, Vol. XXI, No. 4, April, 1984.