GOKHALE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS & ECONOMICS

Deemed to be University u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956

Re-accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A'
AERC

Agro Economic Research Centre (AERC)

Established by the Union Ministry of Food and Agriculture at the Institute in 1954, the AERC has contributed to major research studies in Agricultural Economy of India. Over the past seven decades, the AERC has completed over 200 studies, notably in the field of Farm Business Survey, Irrigation, Watershed Management, Rural Electrification, Village Surveys, Rural Credit, Agricultural Tenancy, Co-operation, Droughts and Famines, Crop Insurance, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Exports, Poverty Alleviation, etc., for the Central and the State governments, as well as for institutions such as NABARD. The Centre is credited with pioneering research on the economics of irrigation, which has contributed towards better understanding of the concept of irrigation potential and its utilization. Similarly, its studies on Watershed Development have contributed significantly to research in soil and water conservation, and in sustainable development.

Some of the recent studies undertaken by the AERC include studies on

  • Agricultural Policy in Maharashtra
  • Bt Cotton Cultivation in Maharashtra
  • Evaluation of National Watershed Development Projects for Rainfed Areas
  • Macro Management of Agriculture Schemes
  • Declining Productivity in Important Crops
  • Evaluation of Livestock Development in Maharashtra
  • Threats and Opportunities under the WTO Regime
  • Diversification of Agriculture through Horticulture Development Programmes
  • Growth and Prospects of Agro-Processing Industries in Maharashtra
  • Determinants of Stagnation in Productivity of Important Crops in Maharashtra
  • Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of eight districts in Maharashtra
  • Evaluation of Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Package for Farmers in Suicide Prone Districts of Maharashtra
  • Assessment of Biogas Availability for Biomass Power Generation in Maharashtra
  • Impact of NREGA on Wage Rates, Cost of Production, Food Security and Rural Urban Migration
  • Comprehensive State Agricultural Plan of Maharashtra State
  • Assessment of Policy Interventions in Agri-Business and Allied Sectors Credit versus Credit Plus Approach for Livelihood Promotion
  • Innovative Financing for Agriculture and Food Value Chains in India
  • Impact Assessment of the Implementation of the Revival Package for Short –Term Co-operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Bihar, Karataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

Completed Projects

1: 

“Evaluation of CS - Central Sheep Breeding Farms, Hissar.”

2: 

“The Relation between Wholesale Price, Export Prices and Prices Realized by Farmers for Onion and Grapes in Maharashtra.” Draft Report.

1: 

Assessment of Pre and Post-Harvest Losses in Tur and Soyabean Crops in Maharashtra

2: 

Assessment of Crop-wise Marketable andMarketed Surplus of Major Foodgrains andPost-Harvest Losses in Maharashtra

3: 

Problems and Prospects of SoyabeanCultivation in Maharashtra

1: 

Agricultural Distress and Farmers Suicides in Yavatmal District NABARD

2: 

Review of Tariff and Tariff Structure Based on Pricing and Availability of Bagasse for Non Fossil Fuel Based Cogen Plants in Maharashtra, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC)

3: 

Assessing Policy Interventions in Agri-Business and Allied Sectors Credit versus Credit Plus Approach for Livelihood Promotion

4: 

Regional Growth Strategies for the Region Covered by Development Board (Rest of Maharashtra), Government of Maharashtra

5: 

Impact Assessment of the Implementation of the Revival Package for ShortTerm Co-operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Maharashtra, NABARD

6: 

Impact Assessment of the Implementation of the Revival Package for ShortTerm Co-operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Tamil Nadu, NABARD

7: 

Impact Assessment of the Implementation of the Revival Package for ShortTerm Co-operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Andhra Pradesh, NABARD

8: 

Impact Assessment of the Implementation of the Revival Package for ShortTerm Co-operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Karnataka, NABARD

9: 

Impact Assessment of the Implementation of the Revival Package for Short Term Co-operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Bihar, NABARD

10: 

Innovative Financing for Agriculture and Food Value Chains in India A Review, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi

11: 

Study on Competitive Assessment of Onion Markets in India (Case of Maharashtra), Competition Commission of India, New Delhi

12: 

In-depth Study in the Matter of Tariff Determination for the Non-qualifying / Incidental Bagasse based Co-generation Plants in Maharashtra, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC)

1: 

Impact of NREGA on Wage Rates, Cost of Production, Food Security and Rural Urban Migration

2: 

Impact of Emerging Marketing Channels in Agricultural Marketing -Benefit to Producers -Sellers and Marketing Costs and Margins of Major Agricultural Commodities

3: 

Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) - Ahmednagar District, XI Five Year Plan RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana, Government of India

4: 

An Evaluation of NBCFDC Schemes in the State of Gujarat, National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment), New Delhi

5: 

Customer Feedback of SMERA Ratings, Small and Medium Enterprises Rating Agency (SMERA), SIDBI and Dun & Bradstreet

6: 

Assessment of Biogas Availability for Biomass Power Generation in Maharashtra, Maharashtra Energy Development Corporation

7: 

Possibilities and Constraints in Increasing Pulses Production in Maharashtra and the Impact of National Food Security Mission on Pulses

8: 

Report of the Working Group on Decentralised Planning in Agriculture for Twelfth Five Year Plan, submitted to the Planning Commission, Government of India

9: 

Assessing Policy Interventions in Agri-Business and Allied Sectors Credit versus Credit Plus Approach for Livelihood Promotion

10: 

Comprehensive State Agricultural Plan of Maharashtra State

11: 

Report of the Study Group for Review of Government Policy for Fixing Minimum Support Prices of selected Agricultural Commodities with reference to Maharashtra state, India, Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra (AFARM)

1: 

Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) - Ahmednagar District, XI Five Year Plan RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana, Government of India

2: 

An Evaluation of NBCFDC Schemes in the State of Gujarat, National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,)

3: 

Customer Feedback of SMERA Ratings, Small and Medium Enterprises Rating Agency (SMERA)

4: 

Assessment of Biogas Availability for Biomass Power Generation in Maharashtra, Maharashtra Energy Development Corporation

5: 

Market Access and Constraints in Goat Marketing and their Products in Maharashtra State

6: 

Economics of Contract Broiler Farming in Maharashtra

7: 

Possibilities and Constraints in Increasing Pulses Production in Maharashtra and the Impact of National Food Security Mission on Pulses

8: 

Prime Ministers Rehabilitation Package for the Farmers in Suicide Prone Districts of Maharashtra

1: 

Understanding the Growth and Prospects of Agro-Processing Industries in Maharashtra

2: 

Evaluation of Five Decades of Livestock Development in Maharashtra: Threats and Opportunities in WTO Regime

3: 

Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of Amravati District, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi

4: 

Market Access and Constraints in Marketing of Goats and their Products

5: 

Determinants of Stagnation in Productivity of Important Crops in Maharashtra

6: 

The Impact of the Macro Management of the Agriculture Scheme in Maharashtra

7: 

"Assessing Biomass Availability and its Procurement Price in Maharashtra", Maharashtra Energy Development Agency

8: 

Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of Nagpur District, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi

9: 

Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of Parbhani District, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi

10: 

Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of Ratnagiri District, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi

11: 

Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) " Pune and Satara Districts under XIth Five Year Plan " RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana, Government of India

12: 

Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of Jalgaon District, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi

13: 

Evaluation of Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan (C-DAP) of Aurangabad District, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi