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Dr. R. T. Doshi Foundation Awards

Dr. Doshi Foundation, Mumbai awards every year two prizes for the best articles published in the one volume of Agricultural Economics Research Review and two prizes for the best paper presentation during the Annual Conference of AERA (India) since 1999.

The awards include a certificate and a cash prize and are presented during the Annual General Meeting of the Society. These awards are decided based on the recommendations of separate panels of experts.



Best Research Articles Published in Agricultural Economics Research Review

Volume 29, (2016)

  • 1st Prize: Avinash Kishore, (Pratap S Birthal), (P K Joshi), Tushaar Shah and Abhishek Saini. Patterns and Drivers of Dairy Development in India: Insights from Analysis of Household and District-level Data.

  • 2nd Prize:  Surya Bhushan. TFP Growth of Wheat and Paddy in Post-Green Revolution Era in India: Parametric and Non-Parametric Analysis.
    ( ) not eligible for award as per guidelines

Volume 28, (2015)

  • 1st Prize: (Seema Bathla), Parmita Bhattacharya and Alwin D’Sousa, India’s national food security act : food distribution through RPDS or food stamps and cash transfers.

  • 2nd Prize:  Banti Debnath, (M Krishnan), Vishwajit Debnatha, Ananthan PS, Aprita Sharma and Rama Sharma, Gender perspectives in adoption of technological practices by fishers and fish farmers in Tripura
    ( ) not eligible for award as per guidelines

Volume 27, (2014)

  • 1st Prize: Seema Bathla for her paper “Public and Private Capital Formation and Agricultural Growth in India : State Level Analysis of Inter-linkages during Pre- and Post-reform Periods” published in Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 27(1) (2014) pp. 19-36.
  • 2nd Prize: Yammanuru Phani Gayatri and Monish Jose for their paper “Emission Taxes as a GHG Mitigation Mechanism in Agriculture: Effects on Rice Production in India”, published in Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 27 (2) (2014) pp. 157-165.

Volume 26, (2013)

  • 1st Prize: R. Senthil, Amit Kar, VC Mathur and GK Jha, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 26(1) (2013) pp.41-54.
  • 2nd Prize: SC Babu, PK Joshi, CJ Glendenning, K Asenso-Okyere and Rasheed Sulaiman, “Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol 26 (2) (2013) pp. 159-172..

Volume 25, (2012)

  • 1st Prize: Ramesh Chand, P Kumar and S Kumar for their paper, ‘Total factor productivity and returns to public investment on agricultural research in India’, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 25(2) (2012) pp. 181-194.
  • 2nd Prize: PS Birthal, SN Nigam, AV Narayanan and KA Kareem for their articles “Potential economic benefits from adoption of improved drought-tolerance groundnut in India, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol 25 (1) (2012) pp. 1-14.
  • Jointly with: K Palanisami, RPS Malik and K Mohan for their articles “Are we over estimating irrigation subsidies in multipurpose water resources projects in India- methodological issues and evidence,” Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol 25 (1) (2012) pp. 15-24.

Volume 24, (2011)

  • 1st Prize: Praduman Kumar, Anjani Kumar, Shinoj Parappurathu and S.S. Raju, ‘Estimation of Demand Elasticity for Food Commodities in India’, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 24(No.1)(2011) pp. 1-14.
  • 2nd Prize: Khong Tien Dung, Zenaida M. Sunalde, Valerien O. Pede, Justin D. McKinley, Yalanda T. Garcia and Amelica L. Bello, ‘Technical Efficiency of Resource-Conserving, Technologies in Rice-Wheat System: The Case of Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol 24 (No. 2) (2011) pp. 201-210.

Volume 23, (2010)

  • 1st Prize: A. K. Dikshit and Pratap S. Birthal , ‘Environmental Value of Draught Animals: Saving of Fossil-fuel and Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emission’, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 23(No.2)(2010) pp. 227-232.
  • 2nd Prize: Praduman Kumar, P. Shinoj, S. S. Raju, Anjani Kumar, Karl M. Rich and Siwa Msangi , ‘Factor Demand, Output Supply Elasticities and Supply Projections for Major Crops of India’, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol 23 (No. 1) (2010) pp. 1-14.

Volume 22, (2009)

  • 1st Prize: S.K. Srivastava, Ranjit Kumar and R.P. Singh, “Extent of Groundwater Extraction and Irrigation Efficiency on Farms under Different Water-market Regimes  in Central Uttar Pradesh,”, AERR Vol 22(1), 2009, pp 87-97.
  • 2nd Prize: K. Palanisami, D. Suresh Kumar, S. P. Wani and Mark Giordanor, “Evaluation of Watershed Development Programmes in India Using Economic Surplus Method”, Vol 22(2),2009, pp 197-207.

Volume 21, (2008)

  • 1st Prize: B.Ganesh Kumar, P.K.Joshi, K.K.Datta and S.B.Singh, “An Assessment of Economic Losses due to Avian Flu in Manipur State”, AERR Vol 21(1), 2008, pp 37-47.
  • 2nd Prize: Harbir Singh, Prasoon Mathur and Suresh Pal, “Indian Seed System Development: Policy and Institutional Options”, Vol 21(1), 2008, pp 20-29.

Volume 20, (2007)

  • 1st Prize:  Dalbir Singh, “Who Gains and Who Loses in the Game of Ground Water Market in Water Scarce Region”, AERR Vol. 20(2), 2007, pp. 345-360.
  •  2nd Prize:  Manik Lal Bose and Madan Mohan Dey, “Food and Nutritional Security in Bangladesh: Going beyond Carbohydrate Counts”, AERR Vol 20(2), 2007, pp 203-226.

Volume 19, (2006)

  • 1st Prize: P.K. Joshi, Laxmi Joshi and Pratap S. Birthal, “Diversification and its Impact on Smallholders: Evidence from a Study on Vegetable Production Vol. 19(2) 2006 pp. 219-236
  • 2nd Prize: Praduman Kumar, Madan M. Dey and Ferdinand J. Paraguas, “Fish Supply Projections by Production Environments and Species Types in India; Vol. 19(2) 2006 pp. 327-351.

Volume 18, (2005)

  • 1st Prize: Mruthyunjaya, Sant Kumar, M.T. Rajashekarappa, L.M. Pandey, S.V. Ramana Rao and Prem Narayan, “Efficiency in Indian Edible Oilseed Sector: Analysis and Implications”, Vol. 18 (2), 2005, pp. 153-166.
  • 2nd Prize: Praduman Kumar, Madan M. Dey and Ferdinand J. Paraguas, “Demand for Fish by Species in India: Three Stage Budgeting Framework”, Vol. 18 (2), 2005, pp. 167-186.

Best Paper Presentation During Conference

25th Annual Conference (2017)

  • 1st Prize: Subash S P., Primary Income Sources of Agricultural Household in Rural India: Deciphering Meso-Micro Paradoxes using Hierarchical Analysis.
  • 2nd Prize: Amit Kumar Basantaray, Relationship between Crop Diversification and Farm Income in Odisha — An Empirical Analysis.

24th Annual Conference (2016)

  • 1st Prize: B. Nirmala, Linking agriculture and nutrition: a ex-ante analysis of zinc bio-fortification of rice in India
  • 2nd Prize: Priyanka Upreti, Impact of regulation on sugar sector: the way forward on firms profitability and efficiency

23rd Annual Conference (2015)

  • 1st Prize: Aakanksha Melkani, who presented the paper ‘The Development-Conservation Trade-off Facing Indian Agriculture: Carbon Costs of Punjab Agriculture’, published in Vol 28, Conference Number 2015, pp. 219-228.
  • 2nd Prize: Ranjit Kumar, who presented the paper ‘Truncated Access to Institutional Agricultural Credit as a Major Constraint for Rural Transformation: Insights from Longitudinal Village Studies’, published in Vol 28, Conference Number 2015, pp. 137-150

22th Annual Conference (2014)

  • 1st Prize: P Venkatesh for the paper “Institutional changes in the delvery of agricultural inputs and services to farm households in India ”.
  • 2nd Prize: : MH Wani for the paper “Institutional Credit to Mountain Agriculture: Issues of Structural Changes and Impact in Jammu & Kashmir"

21th Annual Conference (2013)

  • 1st Prize: Ms Neha Qureshi for the paper “Truncated growth and compromised sustainability: the case of lake fisheries in Kashmir”.
  • 2nd Prize: : Ms Nithyashree for the paper “Regional pattern of agricultural growth and rural employment in India: have small farmers benefitted?

20th Annual Conference (2012)

  • 1st Prize: Dr Shalander Kumar for presentation of the paper “Institutional Innovation for Agri-technology Dissemination and Resource Management: Assessment of Country-wide Experience
  • 2nd Prize: Ms A.R. Anuja for presentation of the paper ‘Input Delivery, Processing and Marketing of Natural Rubber: The Role of Producers’ Cooperatives in Kerala’.
  • 2nd Prize: Dr. S.H. Baba for the presentation of the paper ‘Pesticide Delivery System in Apple Growing Belt of Kashmir Valley’.

19th Annual Conference (2011)

  • 1st Prize: S. H. Baba for the paper ‘Scarcity of Agricultural Labour in Cold-Arid Ladakh: Extent, Implications, Backward Bending and Coping Mechanism’.
  •  2nd Prize: Merin S. Thadathil and Vineeth Mohandas for the paper ‘Impact of MGNREGS on Labour Supply in the Agriculture Sector of Wayanad District, Kerala’.

18th Annual Conference (2010)

  • 1st Prize: M.H.Wani for the paper, “Integration of  Vegetable Production and Marketing through Value Addition for Food Security in Kashmir Valley”
  •  2nd Prize: Rajesh Kumar Sinha for the paper, “Innovative Technologies, Institutions and Policies for Successful Value Chains for Tur Farmers: A Case Study of NCDEX Spot”

17th Annual AERA Conference (2009)

  • 1st Prize:  Surabhi Mittal for the paper “Role of Mobile Phone Technology in Improving Small Farms Productivity”
  •  2nd Prize:  Jyoti Kachroo for the paper, “Technical Efficiency of Dryland and Irrigated Wheat using Stochastic Model”

16th Annual AERA Conference (2008)

  • 1st Prize:  R. S. Sidhu for the paper, “Dynamics of Institutional Agricultural Credit and Growth in Punjab” 
  •  2nd Prize:  B. Ganesh Kumar for the paper, “Domestic fish marketing in India: Changing structure, conduct performance and policies”

15th Annual AERA Conference (2007)

  • 1st Prize: M.L. Sharma, Raka Saxena, Tirthankar Mahato and Dipan Das for the paper  “Potential and Prospects of Dairy Business in Uttarakhand: A Case Study of Uttaranchal Cooperative Dairy Federation Limited (Anchal)”
  • 1st Prize: B.S. Chandel and A.K. Chauhan for the paper “Demand and Supply Framework for Dairy Business Opportunities in India”
  • 2nd Prize: V. Saravanakumar and D.K. Jain for the paper “Evolving Milk Pricing Model for Agri-business Centres: An Econometric Approach”

 14th Annual AERA Conference (2006)

  • 1st Prize: M. Anjugam, D.R. Jeganmohan, S. Padmarani, and R. Sundaresan for the paper  “A Study on Organic Farming of Sugarcane in Western Zone of Tamil Nadu”
  • 2nd Prize: Joginder Singh and R.S. Sidhu, for the paper, “Accounting the Impact of environmental Degradation in Agriculture of Punjab”
  • 2nd Prize: V.A. Thorat, S.N. Tilekar, J.S. Dhekale and H.K. Patil, for the paper “Total Factor Productivity in Horticultural Crops in Konkan Region of Maharashtra”


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