The paper is divided into five sections starting with an introduction followed by a brief overview of the role of agricultural growth in poverty reduction in India. Section 3 examines incidence of poverty across regions and discusses the dynamics of poverty under dry land conditions among the four states in Western India. This is followed in section 4 by an analysis of the correlates of poverty at two levels viz., region as well as district within these states. The last section summarizes the discussion and draws policy implications.
Shah, A. Poverty and Natural Resources: Understanding the Dynamics in Context of Dry Land Regions in Western India, CPRC-IIPA Working Paper No. 25. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK (2005) 28 pp.