Intra and Inter regional trade and the role of rural Market centers

The services which involve the activities of buying and selling of goods are termed as trade. Like transport, communication, banking etc. it is also a tertiary service and an important infrastructure for the development of economy including agriculture and industry in the country. Trade may take place at various levels -local, regional, national or international.The … Read more

Balance of payments and foreign exchange

Balance of Payments is a systematic record of all economic transactions undertaken by residents of one country i.e. households, firms and the government with their counterparts in rest of the world. It consists of: 1. Current Account, 2. Capital Account and 3. Reserve Account. The Current Account covers transactions in goods and services and transfers … Read more

Poverty and  inequality

The World Bank defines poverty in absolute terms. The bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than US$1.90 per day> (PPP), and moderate poverty as less than $3.10 a day. Types of Poverty Absolute poverty measures poverty in relation to the amount of money necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and … Read more

Economic inequalities, exploitation and corruption

Regional imbalance is the disparity in economic and social development of two regions. One region/city/area is stronger than another region/city/area. Regions develop when investments are made to set up industries, service sectors, educational institutions, health care facilities etc. Income inequality is the unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy. Income inequality is often presented as the … Read more

Agricultural Marketing

Agricultural marketing is the study of all the activities, agencies and policies involved in the procurement of farm inputs by the farmers and the movement of agricultural products from the farms to the consumers. The agricultural marketing system is a link between the farm and the non-farm sectors. It includes the organization of agricultural raw … Read more

Rural Credit and Financial Institutions

68.84% of the population in India is rural based and majority of them depends on agriculture for a living. Enhanced and stable growth of the agriculture sector is important as it plays a vital role not only in generating purchasing power among the rural population by creating on-farm and off-farm employment opportunities but also through … Read more

Rural Economic infrastructure

Advance Infrastructure in Rural Areas Good quality infrastructure is critical to sustainable growth, especially for rural areas. As over 60 per cent of the population lives in rural areas, with low levels of per capital income, there is need to impart greater attention in improving rural infrastructure. Currently the rural infrastructure is inadequate to support … Read more

Rural housing schemes in Karnataka

Rural housing schemes in Karnataka Housing is a basic and very important need for every citizen. Housing not only provides social security to human beings but also provides status in the society. Housing has evolved as a prime component over the period of time not only in providing shelter but also providing employment opportunities and … Read more

Sanitation and Health care in Karnataka

sanitation and health care in Karnataka Health care Good health services are those which deliver effective, safe, quality, individual and population based health interventions to those who need them, as and when required, with optimal use of resources, at a cost that the individual and community can afford. Similar to the rest of the nation, … Read more

Self help groups in Karnataka

self help groups in Karnataka The economy of Karnataka is essentially an agrarian and rural economy. It accounts for 56 per cent of workforce of the State. In addition it supports other economic activities such as industry, transport, trade and commerce, etc. The rural economy supplies food articles and home-made products to non-farm sector. The … Read more