Ashok Gulati
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Prof. Ashok Gulati, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 30, 2015.jpg
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Prof. Ashok Gulati, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 30 March 2015
Born (1954-05-11) 11 May 1954 (age 68)
India
Alma materDelhi University (BA, MA, PhD)
OccupationAgricultural economist
Known forIndian agricultural policy issues
Spouse(s)Dr. Chandrika Gulati
AwardsPadma Shri
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Ashok Gulati (born 11 May 1954) is an Indian agricultural economist and a former chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), the advisory body of the Government of India on food supplies and pricing policies.[1][2][3][4][5] Gulati was instrumental in the hiking the minimum support price of several food grains.[6] Currently he is Infosys chair professor for Agriculture at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).[7][8] He is also a member of the Task Force on Agriculture set by the prime minister under NITI Aayog and chairman of the Expert Group on Agriculture Market Reforms (2015). He was an active member of the high-level committee set up by the NDA Government to restructure and reorient Food Corporation of India in order to improve its operational and financial efficiency.[9]

As chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), he was assigned with a responsibility to advise Government of India on pricing policies of 23 agri- commodities. His work tenure at CACP is reported to have been transparent with real-time research and policy guidance on agricultural sector of the country. He has written 17 Price Policy Reports for Government of India during his tenure at CACP.[10] He was director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years. During his stint at IFPRI (January 2001 – February 2011), he garnered expansive worldwide exposure, undertaking and guiding research in Asia, Africa and Latin America (about 35 countries).[11] He worked as a Chair Professor NABARD at Institute of Economic Growth. Prior to that he was Director/Chief Economist, Agriculture and Rural Development at National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) from 1991 till 1997.[12]

Gulati has served in both academic and policy advising capacities in India. He has 13 books and several book chapters to his credit. His book "The Dragon and the Elephant" (co-edited with Shenggan Fan), was published by both Johns Hopkins University Press and Oxford University Press and it has also been translated in Chinese language. Apart from this he has written numerous national and International Journal and media articles.[13]

He was the youngest member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Chief Minister and of Andhra Pradesh and member of the State Planning Board of Karnataka. He has also been a member of the board of directors of ICICI Banking Corporation and member of the board of directors of Agricultural Finance Corporation.[14][15]

He graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce and did his master's degree in economics and PhD from Delhi School of Economics.[15][16]

He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[17]

Bibliography

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  18. ^ Liberalizing Foodgrains Markets: Experience, Impacts and Lessons from South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 10 October 2010. ISBN 9780198066958.
  19. ^ Rashid, Shahidur; Gulati, Ashok; Jr, Ralph Cummings, eds. (9 June 2008). From Parastatals to Private Trade: Lessons from Asian Agriculture. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9780801888151.
  20. ^ "From Parastatals to Private Trade: Lessons from Asian Agriculture - Shahidur Rashid, Ashok Gulati, and Ralph Cummings, Jr (eds)". www.mrmlonline.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  21. ^ Gulati, Ashok; Dixon, John, eds. (1 September 2008). Maize in Asia: Changing Markets and Incentives. New Delhi: Academic Foundation. ISBN 9788171886630.
  22. ^ WTO Negotiations on Agriculture and Developing Countries. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press. 23 January 2008. ISBN 9780801887932.
  23. ^ "9780195692563 - AbeBooks". www.abebooks.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  24. ^ Gulati, Ashok; Fan, Shenggen, eds. (14 November 2007). The Dragon and the Elephant: Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9780801887871.
  25. ^ Agricultural Diversification and Smallholders in South Asia. New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 1 April 2007. ISBN 9788171885510.
  26. ^ Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia (1 ed.). New York, NY: CRC Press. 10 March 2005. ISBN 9781560222576.
  27. ^ Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation (1 ed.). New Delhi: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd. 1 January 2005. ISBN 9780761933113.
  28. ^ Gulati, Ashok (27 March 2003). [(The Subsidy Syndrome in Indian Agriculture)]. OUP India. ASIN B00XTAV47Q.
  29. ^ Tim, Gulati Ashok Kelley. Trade Liberalization and Indian Agriculture: Cropping Pattern Changes and Efficiency Gains in Semi-Arid Tropics (Oxford India Paperbacks) by Gulati Ashok Kelley Tim (2002-05-30) Paperback. ASIN B012YWMF1I.
  30. ^ Svendsen, Mark; Gulati, Ashok (1 January 1995). Strategic Change in Indian Irrigation. MacMillan India Limited.
  31. ^ "Export competitiveness of selected agricultural commodities". agris.fao.org. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  32. ^ Agricultural Price Policy in India: An Econometric Approach. South Asia Books. 1 December 1987. ISBN 9780836422351.

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