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AGRO-Economic Research Centre for Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh
AERC

Dr. H.O. Sharma

Director

Agro-Economic Research Centre for Madhya Pradesh & Chattishgarh
Department of Agricultural Economics & Farm Management

Phone: 0761- 2680315, 4030401
Fax: 0761- 4030401
E-mail: aerc_jbp@yahoo.co.in, hosharma_jnkvv@rediffmail.com
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AGRO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH CENTRE FOR M.P. & C.G
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, JABALPUR- 482004 (M.P.)

Way back in 1952 i.e., almost with the inception of planning in India, the idea was mooted to establish Agro-Economic Research Centre for each state to serve as the catalyst of region specific agricultural transformation. It was one of the earliest institutional efforts to propagate and interweave knowledge based farming to a specific region.

The year 1954 was a landmark in the history of agricultural economics in India as in that year the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Government of India, established 4 agro- economic research centres at Delhi, Poona, Chennai and Santiniketan. 2 more centres were established in 1958, one at Jorhat (Assam) and another at Sehore (Madhya Pradesh). In 1961 one more Agro Economic Research Centre was established at Vallabh Vidya Nagar.In the later years three more centres were established at Allahabad, Waltair and Shimla bringing the total number of centres in the country to 10. In 1966 two more centres were established at Ludhiana and and Bhagalpur. Thus, at present there are 12 AER Centres functioning in the country in coordination of three ministries i.e. IEG New Delhi, IIM Ahmadabad and ADRT, Bangalore.


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The Agro Economic Research Centres are autonomous bodies. These function as separate departments under the administrative and functional control of the university / institute where these are located. These centres are totally financed by Government of India through grant-in-aid. Agro Economic Research Centre for central India (M.P. and Rajasthan) was established at Sehore on 22nd December, 1958. In May, 1960 it was shifted from Sehore to Gwalior. The jurisdiction of Gwalior centre was confined to Madhya Pradesh. With the establishment of J. N. Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya the administrative control of the Centre was transferred to J.N.K.V.V. from 1st April, 1965.

Mandate

  • To conduct investigation into specific agro-economic problems which are of special interest to the Ministry either at micro or macro level.
  • To carry out research works on structural changes and fundamental problems of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development of the country; and
  • To give technical advice to the Union Government and States on such issues as with mutual agreement may be referred to them.
  • Besides, the Centre will also conduct ad-hoc investigations into problems in which the State or Central Government is specially interested, and create data banks for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Area of Operation

The area of operation of the Agro-Economic Research Centre, J. N. Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya University Jabalpur is the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and deals in details, Agro-Economic problems related to Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh State.


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Staffing Pattern

S.No Name Designation No of Post Remark
Sanctioned Filled vacant
Technical Staff
1 Dr. Hari Om Sharma Director 01 01 0
2 Dr. Deepak Rathi Dy. Director 01 01 03
3 Mr. R.S. Chouhan Research Officer 02 00 02 Filled through Research Associate for 11 Months up to July 2014
4 Mr. Hemant Niranjan
5 Mr. S.S. Thakur (R.A.) Senior Research Fellow 02 01 01 Purely on Ad-hoc basis for 2 Years only
6 Mr. Shiv Charan Meena
7 Mr. S.K. Upadhyaye Senior Research Investigator 04 03 01
8 Mr. C.K. Mishra
9 Mr. R. N. Shrivas
10 Vacant
Supporting Staff
11 Mr. V.K. Shrivastava Assistant Gr. II 01 01 02
12 Mr. S.K. Sharma Assistant Gr.III 01 01 03
13 Vacant P.A. to Director (Steno)/ Assistant Gr. II 01 00 01
14 Vacant Reference Assistant /Assistant Gr. I 01 00 01
15 Vacant Office Superintendent (S.O.) 01 00 01
16 Rohani Prasad Peon 00 01 00 Post of old Set up
Total 15 9 7

Advisory Body

The advisory body is constituted to guide the centre in the matters of research, administration and finance.


Vice chancellor,
J. N. Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Jabalpur
Chairman
Economic & statistical Advisor
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India or his Nominee
Member
Joint Secretary (PC)
Min of Agriculture, Govt. of India or his Nominee
Member
Financial advisor
Min of Agriculture, Govt. of India or his Nominee
Member
Director Research Services
J. N. K. V. V., Jabalpur (Representative from Administrative staff)
Member
Director Instructions
J. N. K. V. V., Jabalpur (Representative from Academic staff)
Member
The Registrar
J. N. K. V. V., Jabalpur
Member
The Comptroller,(Financial Officer)
J. N. K. V. V., Jabalpur
Member
Professor & Head
Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
J. N. K. V. V., Jabalpur
Member
Professor & Head
Department of Economics
RDVV Jabalpur (Expert from the Disciplines of Economics)
Member
Principal Scientist
Agriculture Economics (Expert from the Disciplines of Agricultural Economics)
Member
Director / Head
Agro-Economic Research Centre
J. N. K. V. V., Jabalpur
Convenor

Academic committee or technical Advisory Committee

One Academic committee or technical Advisory Committee constituted to meet bi-annually to take care of the programme of work , quality and progress of work at each stage at the centre.

Nominee of the Vice chancellor Chairman
Secretary Agril/Representative of state Government Member
Head of the Department of Economics Member
Representative of the Deptt. of Economics and Statistics Member
Two expert from related disciplines Member
Director of the Agro- Economic Research Centre Convener

Technical Committee

While taking up a subject for research a technical committee on the concerned subject constituted as follows

Director of the Agro- Economic Research Centre           Chairman
Representative of the concerned Division of Ministry Member
Representative of the Directorate Of Economics and Statistics Member
Representative of the concerned Department of State Govt. Member
Two expert of on the subject Member
Project In-charge Convener

The technical Committee is a temporary committee and term be expired on completion of particular study.


Research Activities

The Centre for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has done a creditable job during the short span of existence. The Centre has undertaken various village studies and problem oriented ad-hoc studies of national importance. Till now the centre has published following studies (110).


Study Completed During (1961-70)

S.no. Title Year
1 Seasonal variation of wholesale prices of selected Agricultural Commodities in M.P. 1953-57 1962
2 A Comparative study of some aspects of cohesion and division in Tribal and Multicast villages in M.P. 1962
3 Some Economic aspects of Agricultural Development of Chambal Valley Project. 1963
4 Consumption of Cereals and Substitution of inferior Cereals by superior cereals 1964
5 A case study of Rural Leadership in a village in Raipur District 1964
6 Assessment of Progress and Evaluation of Cooperative Farming Societies in Pilot Project areas of M.P. 1964
7 Prices behaviour of important crops in M.P. 1964
8 Cooperative Credit in Raipur District (Factors contributing to Overdues) 1966
9 Review of the working of Fair Price Shops for foodgrains in Madhya Pradesh 1965
10 Study of High Yielding Varieties Programme (Taichung Native-I) Paddy for 1966-67 in Raipur District (IADP) of Madhya Pradesh 1968
11 A Study of High Yielding Variety Programme, Kharif 1967-68 (Paddy) in Raipur District, Madhya Pradesh 1968
12 A Study of the cost structure of Milk (Government Milk Scheme, Gwalior) 1965-66 1968
13 A Comparative study of two Bhil Villages Bamanta and Gawhan of Jhabua District in Madhya Pradesh 1968
14 A Study of High Yielding Varieties Programme, Rabi 1967-68 (Wheat) in Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh 1968
15 A Comparative study of two Gond villages of Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh 1970
16 A Study of Loans Advanced by the Land Mortgage Banks and their Utilisation Bilaspur & Ratlam Banks, Madhya Pradesh 1969
17 A Study of High Yielding Varieties Programme (Kharif, Paddy) 1968-69 in Raipur District Madhya Pradesh 1970
18 A comparative study of two villages Karanpur and Dhapada in Hoshangabad 1970
19 A Study of High Yielding Varieties Programme, Rabi 1968-69 in Tikamgarh District 1970
20 Some Economic Aspects of Lift Irrigation in Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh 1970
Study Completed During (1971-80)
21 Glimpses of Cooperative Farming in Madhya Pradesh 1971
22 Tribes of Madhya Pradesh (An appraisal of their socio- economic conditions) 1971
23 Incomes, Savings and Investments in Agriculturally Progressive Area (A study in Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh) Report for the year 1969-70 1973
24 Small Farmers Development Agencies in Madhya Pradesh 1973
25 Possibilities of increasing income and employment on small farms through SFDA loans (A Study in Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh) 1973
26 Evaluation of Drought Prone Area Programmes (A Study in Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh) 1973
27 Incomes, Savings and Investments in Agriculturally Progressive Area (A study in Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh) Report for the year 1971-72 1974
28 Evaluation of Small Farmers Development Agency in Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh 1974
29 Problems and prospects of small farmers in the tribal areas of Chhindwara District, Madhya Pradesh 1976
30 Incomes, Savings, and Investments in Agriculturally Progressive area (A Study in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh combined report for the year 1969-70 & 1971-72 1976
31 A Study of Agricultural Development in Madhya Pradesh (1950-51 to 1973-74) 1976
32 Reasons for slow growth rates of Production and Yields of Wheat in Madhya Pradesh 1976
33 Evaluation Study of tribal Area Development Programmes in Konta and Dantewara in Bastar district in Madhya Pradesh 1976
34 Supply of Irrigation Pumps in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh 1976
35 Inter- District Comparison of Agricultural Development in Madhya Pradesh 1977
36 Agricultural Development in Madhya Pradesh (1950-51 to 1975-76) 1979
37 Impact of Bailadila Project on the Adivasis of Bastar 1980
38 Performance of High Yielding Varieties of Wheat in Madhya Pradesh 1980
39 Evaluation of Intensive Development Programme for Pulses in Narsinghpur District, Madhya Pradesh 1980
Study Completed During (1981-90)
40 A Study on the Economics of Dryland Farming in Rewa District, Madhya Pradesh 1981
41 Evaluation of Integrated Dryland Agricultural Development Programme (A Study in Rewa District of Madhya Pradesh) 1982
42 Economics of Soybean Cultivation: A Study in Indore District of Madhya Pradesh 1982
43 Some Aspects of Irrigation Wells: A Study in Mohgaon T.D. Block of Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh 1982
44 Economics of Production of Banana in Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh 1984
45 Fallow land in Madhya Pradesh- Extent and Reasons (Study conducted in Chhatarpur and Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh) 1984
46 Benefits derived by the scheduled castes from Development Programmes in Madhya Pradesh 1984
47 Constraints of increasing Rice Production (A Study conducted in Block under Pilot Programme of increasing rice production in Madhya Pradesh) 1984
48 A Study of Agricultural Financing by Nationalized Banks in Jabalpur District in Madhya Pradesh 1985
49 Agricultural Development in Madhya Pradesh, A District-wise Analysis (1950-51 to 1979-80)  1986
50 Underutilization of Irrigation Potential created by Tubewells (A Study in Narsinghpur and Morena District of in Madhya Pradesh) 1986
51 Management of Social Forestry in Madhya Pradesh 1986
52 Working of Public Distribution System in Interior areas of Backward districts of Madhya Pradesh 1987
53 Study of Fertilizer Consumption in Madhya Pradesh 1987
54 A study on Demands, Supply and Impact of Certified Seeds in Madhya Pradesh 1988
55 Evaluation of Special Project on Soybean in Indore district, Madhya Pradesh 1988
56 Impact of Training and Visit System in Madhya Pradesh: A Study in Chhindwara and Vidisha districts of Madhya Pradesh 1988
57 Evaluation of Wheat Mini kit Programme in Madhya Pradesh (A Study in Morena and Sagar districts) 1988
58 A Study on Impact Drought of 1987-88 on Rural Population in Balaghat district, Madhya Pradesh 1989
59 Prospects of Changing Cropping Pattern in favour of Pulses and Oilseeds in Madhya Pradesh 1990 60 Evaluation of Soil Conservation Programme in Chambal Valley of Madhya Pradesh 1990
Study Completed During (1991-2000)
61 Evaluation of National Pulse Development Project in Madhya Pradesh 1992
62 The effect of supply of fertilizers in small bags especially in low consumption rain fed areas to increase fertilizer consumption: A study in Raigarh district, Madhya Pradesh 1992
63 Decentralised Planning in Agriculture and Rural Development: A study in Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh 1993
64 Transportation of Agricultural Products through Bullock Carts and other modes: A Study in Kundam and Katni Blocks of Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh 1993
65 Impact of Subsidies on Agricultural Development in Madhya Pradesh 1994
66 Economic Viability of Small and Marginal Farms potentialities for increasing Employment and Income: A Study in Jabalpur and Balaghat District, Madhya Pradesh 1994
67 Emerging Problems of Agricultural Marketing with Special Focus on Processing and Input Supply 1995
68 Impact of National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA): A Study in Raipur and Khargon Districts, Madhya Pradesh 1995
69 Decentralised Planning in Agriculture and Rural Development: A Consolidated Report of AERC Studies 1996
70 Emerging Problems of Agricultural Marketing with Special Focus on Processing and Input Supply: A Consolidated Report of AERC Studies 1996
71 Analysis of Trend in Operational Holdings: A Study in Tikamgarh and Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh 1996
72 Variations of estimates of Cotton production: A Study in Khandwa, Khargon and Dhar Districts of Madhya Pradesh 1997
73 Evaluation of Fish Farmers Development Agencies in Madhya Pradesh 1997
74 Promotion of Oilseed Crop (SAFFLOWER) in Non-Traditional Areas of Madhya Pradesh. 1998
75 Economics of Poultry and Marketing in Jabalpur District,(M.P.) 1999
76 Economics of Pulses Production and Identification of constraints in Raising their Production in Madhya Pradesh 1999
77 Prospects of Value Addition of Forest Produce in Tribal Areas of Madhya Pradesh. 1999
78 Evaluation of Management of Seed Supply in Oilseeds and Pulses in Madhya Pradesh 2000
Study Completed During (2001-06)
79 Economics of Pulses production and identification of constraints in raising their Production (A Consolidated Report of AER Centers) 2001
80 Identification of factors responsible for declining status of Soybean in Madhya Pradesh. 2001
81 Evaluation of Soft Loan Scheme for the Development of Post Harvest Infrastructure for Horticultural Crops in Madhya Pradesh. 2001
82 Rapid Impact Evaluation of National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA) in Raipur district, Madhya Pradesh. 2001
83 Evaluation of Central Sector Scheme in Development of Spices in Madhya Pradesh – Impact on Production and Export. 2001
84 Likely Impact of Liberalised Imports and low tariff on edible oils Sector in M.P.(Quick Study) 2001
85 Assessing the Existing Training and Testing Facilities for Farm Machinery in Madhya Pradesh. 2001
86 Flow of Credit to Small and Marginal Farmers in Madhya Pradesh. 2002
87 Impact of Minimum Support Prices on the Agricultural Economy of Madhya Pradesh. 2002
88 Evaluation of Management of Seed Supply in Oilseeds and Pulses ( A Consolidated Report of 5 AER Centers Studies) 2003
89 Agricultural Policy in Madhya Pradesh : A Policy Matrix in a Federal Structure 2004
90 Agricultural Input Subsidies in India : Quantum of Subsidies to SC/ST Farmers in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh 2004
91 Rural Non Farm Employment in Madhya Pradesh 2004
92 Building up of an Efficient Marketing System to Obviate the Need for a Large Scale State Intervention in Madhya Pradesh 2004
93 Cultivation of Medicinal crops and Aromatic crops as a means of Diversification in Agriculture. 2006
94 Success stories from Organic Farming: Do yields and / or returns increase or decrease on organic farms? 2006
95 Estimation of Seed, Feed and Wastage ratios for major Foodgrains Madhya Pradesh 2006
 Studies Completed During 11th Plan (Period 2007-2012)
96 An Economic Analysis of Chickpea and its Value Added Products in Agri Export Zone for Pulses in Madhya Pradesh 2009
97 State Budgetary Resources and Agriculture Development in Madhya Pradesh 2009
98 Market Access and Constraints in Marketing of Goats and their Products 2009
99 Economics of fodder cultivation & its processing and marketing in Madhya Pradesh 2010
100 Impact of emerging marketing channels in agricultural Marketing –Benefits to producer-Sellers and Marketing cost and margins of agricultural commodities in Madhya Pradesh 2011
Studies Completed during 12th Plan (Period 2012-2017) From 2012 to till date
101 Impact of National Food Security Mission on Pluses in Madhya Pradesh (Draft) 2012
102 Impact Of Soil Testing Analysis In Madhya Pradesh (Draft) 2012
103 Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India 2012
104 Impact of NREGA on wage rates, cost of production, food security, and rural urban migration in Chhattisgarh 2012
105 Impact of NREGA on wage rates, cost of production, food security, and rural urban migration in Madhya Pradesh 2012
106 Hulling and Milling Ratio of Rice in Chhattisgarh (Draft) 2012
107 Hulling and Milling Ratio of Rice in Madhya Pradesh (Draft) 2012
108 Spread of New Varieties of Hybrid Rice and their Impact on the Overall Production and Productivity in Madhya Pradesh 2013
109 Assessment of Pre and Post Harvest Losses of wheat and soybean in Madhya Pradesh (Draft) 2013
110 Assessment of Marketed and Marketable Surplus of wheat, gram & tur in Madhya Pradesh (Draft) 2013
111 Problems and Prospects of Oilseeds in Madhya Pradesh in progress

External Funded Research Projects Completed

S.No. Project Name Funding Agency Period
1 Problem oriented Farm Management Study on Tawa Command Area of Madhya Pradesh Govt. of India 1978-1984
2 A Study on Natural and Physical Resources, Farm and Forestry Practices and Socio- economic constraints in three tribal district of Madhya Pradesh ICAR 1981- 1984
3 An Ex-post Evaluation of Tractor Scheme in Guna District of Madhya Pradesh NABARD November 1982 to March 1983
4 A Study on Consumption Pattern Constraints, Growth and Potentials of Chemical and Bio fertilisers use in Madhya Pradesh ICAR 1996- 1998
5 Village level studies in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh ICRISAT 1980- 1985
6 Implementation of Land Reforms in Madhya Pradesh Govt. of India 1986- 1988
7 Resource Characterization and Socio-economic Constraint Analysis of Productivity in the Maize Based Crop Production System. NATP, ICAR 2000- 2002
8 Technological Change and Production Performance in Irrigated Maize- Based Agro- Economic System : The Interplay of Economic, Technological and institutional Factors NATP, ICAR 2001- 2003
9 Livestock Crop Production System Analysis for Sustainable NATP, ICAR Feb.,2002 – Dec.,2004
10 Constraints of Soybean Production, Processing and Trade in India ICAR 2000- 2004
11 Socio- Economic Dynamics of Charges in Rice Production System in Eastern India NATP, ICAR 2000- 2004
12 Marketing of Minor Forest Products in Tribal Districts of Madhya Pradesh ICAR 2002- 2004
13 Economics of Production, & Marketing of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants & Identification of Constraints to its Adoption in Madhya Pradesh ICAR 2003- 2005
14 RKVY: A Cell on Regular Monitoring of Agro-Economic System. State Government 2011-12
15 Maximization of soybean production in Madhya Pradesh Japan International Cooperation Agency In progress Since 2011-12

Other Activity

The staff of the centre also performed teaching activity such as member of the students Advisory Committee of M.Sc. Agriculture and Ph. D. students for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management and Department of Agricultural Extension, Delivered Lecture in training programme. Examination work and other curricular activities such as member of different committees viz. Sports/ Cultural programme etc.

List of Study Completed by Agro Economic Research Centre for Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

S.No. Study No. Title of the Reports Author/Project Leader Year of Publication Executive Summary Final Report
1 99 Economics of production processing and marketing of fodder crops in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. N.K. Raghuwanshi
2010 View Details View Details
2 104 Impact of NREGA on wage rates, food security and rural urban migration in Chhattisgarh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2012 View Details View Details
3 105 Impact of NREGA on wage rates, food security and rural urban migration In Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2012 View Details View Details
4 106 Hulling and milling ratio for paddy in Chhattisgarh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2012 View Details View Details
5 107 Hulling and milling ratio for paddy in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2012 View Details View Details
6 108 Spread of new varieties of hybrid rice and their impact on the overall production and productivity in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2013 View Details View Details
7 109 Assessment of pre and post harvest losses of wheat and soybean in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2013 View Details View Details
8 110 Assessment of Marketable and Marketed Surplus of Wheat, Gram and Tur in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2014 View Details View Details
9 111 Problems and Prospects of Oilseed Production in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Hari Om Sharma
Dr. Deepak Rathi
2014 View Details View Details

Contact

AGRO ECONOMIC RESEARCH CENTRE FOR MADHYA PRADESH & CHHATTISGARH

2nd Floor College of Agriculture
J.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur 482004 Madhya Pradesh
Telephone: 0761- 2680315, 4030401
Fax: 0761- 4030401
E-mail: aerc_jbp@yahoo.co.in