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Vijay Shankar Vyas (21 August 1931 – 12 September 2018) was a noted agricultural economist of India. He hailed from Pushkarna Brahmin community in Bikaner and authored six books. Vyas died on 12 September 2018.[1]


Vyas was the Director of IIM, Ahmedabad; IDS, Jaipur and Senior Advisor, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, the world Bank. Professor Vyas was Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. He was a member of the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India.


Vyas authored / co-authored six books and published numerous articles in notable national and international journals. He was invited to deliver lectures and keynotes in many workshops and seminars in India and abroad.[2] The contribution made him an honorary life member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.[3]


Vyas received the Padma Bhushan award in 2006 from the Government of India.[4] He was honoured at the award ceremony by the President of India on Republic Day.[5] Vyas served as Chairman and Member of Boards, at International, National and State Level.[6]


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