Rural infrastructure, the settlement systems, and development of the regional economy in southern India

Wanmali, S. (1992) Rural infrastructure, the settlement systems, and development of the regional economy in southern India. Technical Report. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.

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The analysisconducted so far at IFPRI has shown that geographical as well as economic aspects of rural infrastructural development have far-reaching implications. Better road infrastructure, for example, has been shown to influence agricultural production favorably through prices, diffusion of new agriculturaltechnology, and use of inputs. It also improves the incomes of the poor, whether they derive their living farm or nonfarm activities. IFPRI's work has also shown that provision of services - both public and private - plays a major role in rural development. In this report, Sudhir Wanmali addsanother component to the overall structure of IFPRI's work in this important area of research. The study uses a theoretical frame work developed in economic geography to analyze the regional implications for development of access to rural service infrastructure in a southern district of India. Itsuggests that, by juxtaposing regional and household-level analyses,ways to improve the distribution systems in the study region will be evident. This is within the conceptual framework of IFPRI's emphasis on agriculture's role in the development of a region and on access for the rural poor to theproducer and consumer goods and services they need to improve their lives.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rural development; Land settlement; Infrastructure; Economic development; India; Tamil Nadu; Social services; Case studies; Central places, RP7839
Author Affiliation: IFPRI
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2014 08:59
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2014 08:59

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