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IJID - Volume 1 - Issue 2

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Title: Marketing Chains of Paddy and Vegetables: A case study in Birbhum District
Abstract :
The present paper is an attempt to gather knowledge about different types of supply chains that exit in agricultural sector. Two important products of agricultural sector paddy and vegetables have been considered for this purpose. Vegetables in the absence of cold storage facility are perishable goods, while paddy is not. It is conjectured that marketing structure and the supply chains of two agricultural products will bring different finding to different segments of their marketing chains. This study has found five supply chains of paddy market and seven supply chains of vegetable market. There are more numbers of intermediaries between farmers and final buyer in vegetable market compared to paddy. Farmers get more shares in final price from paddy compared to vegetables.
Title: The Impact of Inward FDI in China on Domestic Investment with Chinese Regular Financial Deregulation: A Quantitative Study Using Panel Data
Abstract :
This paper try to examine that inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in China affects domestic investment (DI) depends on the level of financial deregulation. Using the panel data, instrumenting FDI with weather indicators (validity supported by over-identification tests), and the limited-information maximum likelihood (LIML) results recommend that both FDI and its relations with financial deregulation have a significant negative effect on DI. It indicates that in China, FDI significantly crowds out DI, and higher level of financial deregulation strengthens the crowding-out effect. Even after controlling for other growth factors, and time and province effects, the results are robust.
Title: Environment and Development : A Visit to the World of Tagore
Abstract :
Environmental consideration of economic development has been attracting attention of the western intellectuals for more than half a century. From 1970 onwards we find a large number of writings that
pointed out the danger of self-destructing nature of growth of the modern society. The study published in 1972 under the title 'Limits to Growth' or its updated version 'Beyond the Limit' as published in 1992 portrayed an extremely pessimistic vision of the future of this world and predicted the cessation of growth process after a certain period of time. Thus the environmental repercussions of economic activities led the people to think about the kind of growth process that can be continued over time. The study published under the title ‘The Ultimate Resource’ envisaged an unending process of growth but this seems to an extremely optimistic vision of the real world situation. The concept of sustainable development, as it appeared in the Brunt land’s report (1987) and got widely accepted in agenda 21 of the Rio conference in 1992 seems to reconcile the concept of environment and development in a meaningful way.
Title: Understanding Disaster Risk Reduction: A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Eight Aila Hit Villages of Hingalganj Block, North 24 Parganas, W.B.
Abstract :
On May 25, 2005 in Indian sub-continent hit with a super cyclone, namely Aila causing soil erosion, contaminated water and loss of community assets, degraded environmental conditions many parts of India including Sundarban delta. We all know that it is virtually impossible to prevent occurrence of most natural disasters but it is possible to minimize risk and coping capacity through Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme. The present study is based on 8 villages in two panchayats in Aila hit areas, namely Jogeshganj and Kalitala panchayat of Higalganj Block in North 24 Paraganas in West Bengal with a view to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) of people living in the area so as to develop disaster risk reduction programme in Aila heat areas of Sundarban.