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N. Lalitha |   Ph.D. (Economics)
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N. Lalitha began her career at GIDR in 1994.  Trained in Economics, her research focuses on issues around globalization, trade and development.  In the area of globalization, she had focused on  issues relating to pharmaceutical patents and geographical indications. She had recently completed a research project on the socio economic impact of protecting handicrafts through Geographical Indications, choosing select products from the four southern states of India. She had written in refereed books and journals on access issues related to both patented and generic medicines.  As part of the latter, she has studied the Tamil Nadu government model of providing essential drugs and prepared the health accounts for Government of Gujarat for the year 2005-06. Lalitha’s work on agri-bio technology centresonBt cotton adoption in Gujarat.She recently co-edited a book titled “India’s Tryst with Bt Cotton-Learning from the First Decade”, published by ConceptPublishing Company Pvt.Ltd, New Delhi. Mitigating the adverse impact of globalization on producer groups by emphasizing on adoption of production and labour standards is gaining rapid approval among the big retailers in the agricultural supply chain.  She has examined the role of voluntary standards such as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance in the context of cotton and  tea in India. She had been a visiting scholar at Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Maison Del Sciences Homme, Paris and Universite Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble. She was also selected as a fellow of the FondationMaison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris and Columbia University, at Reid Hall to work on a project `Globalisation and Public Health in Developing Countries’ which culminated in the form of a book- Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health-Access to Drugs in Developing Countries co-edited with Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, and Alenka Guzman, published by Edward Elgar in 2011.

  • Title: India’s Tryst with Bt Cotton: Learning from the First Decade.
    Editors: N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Publisher: Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: An Institutional Perspective on Provision of Primary Health Care in India and Bangladesh.
    Editors: Alia Ahmad and N. Lalitha
    Publisher: Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title: Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health: Access to Drugs in Developing Countries.
    Editors: Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzman and N. Lalitha
    Publisher: Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: 'Quality of Publication in International Context in Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma (Eds.)', Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues and Policies, New Delhi: Oxford University Press & Indian Council of Social Science Research, pp.312-339.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amrita Ghatak
    Published Year: 2017
  • Title: Evaluation of the Early Impacts of the Better Cotton Initiative on Smallholder Cotton Producers in Kurnool District, India: Baseline Report. 2016.
    Authors: Kumar, R., V. Nelson, A. Martin, D. Badal, A. Latheef, B. Suresh Reddy, N. Lalitha, S.Young and M. Hartog
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: GI Label as an Agricultural Marketing Tool in India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol.30 (2), May-August, p.22-30.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Soumya Vinayan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Development of Agri-biotechnology: An Overview’, in N. Lalitha, and P.K. Viswanathan (Eds.), India’s Tryst with Bt Cotton-Learning from the First DecadeConcept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 1-33.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: ‘Do Farmers Make an Informed Choice?:An Analysis of the Selection of Seeds and Insecticides by Cotton Growers in Gujarat’, in N. Lalitha, and P.K. Viswanathan (Eds.), India’s Tryst with Bt Cotton-Learning from the First Decade, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp.182-220.
    Author: N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: Wheeling the Bt Technology on the IPM Cart A Case for Environmentally Sustainable Crop Protection Practices for Cotton in India’, in N. Lalitha, and P.K. Viswanathan (Eds.), India’s Tryst with Bt Cotton-Learning from the First Decade, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 240-273.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: 'Technology diffusion and adoption in cotton cultivation: Emerging scenario in Gujarat'. AgBioForum, 18(2), 209-220. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.agbioforum.org.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: ‘Regulation and Competition in Private Healthcare in India’, in Pradeep S Mehta (Ed.), Competition and Regulation in India 2013: Leveraging Economic Growth Through Better Regulation, CUTS International, Jaipur and CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition,  2014, pp. 137-150.
    Author: N. Lalitha and Sonal M.
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘Regulatory Standards in Pharmaceuticals and Consumers: Missing Links’, in Keshab Das (Ed.), Globalization and Standards: Issues and Challenges in Indian Business, Springer, New Delhi, pp. 143-163. 
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: 'Essential Drugs Management in Tamil Nadu Government's Health Care', in Alia Ahmad and N. Lalitha (Eds.), An Institutional Perspective on Provision of Primary Health Care in India and Bangladesh, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2013, pp. 217-2
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title: ‘Bt Cotton Cultivation in Gujarat:  Emerging Issues and Environmental Challenges', inS. Nautiyal; K.S. Rao; H. Kaechele; K.V. Raju; R. Schaldach(Eds.), Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Chang
    Authors: N. Lalitha and P. K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title:  ‘Performance of Bt cotton in Gujarat: Is there an Evidence of Inclusive Agricultural Growth?’, Productivity, 54 (1), pp. 39-53.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and P. K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title: 'Protecting Traditional Knowledge in Siddha System of Medicine', Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 18 (3), pp.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title: ‘Declining Free Healthcare and Rising Treatment Costs in India: An Analysis of National Sample Surveys 1986-2004’, Journal of Health Management, 14 (2), 2012, pp. 97-116.
    Authors: Anil Gumber, Biplab Dhak and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘TRIPS Flexibilities and Access to Patented Medicines in India ', in Hans Lofgren (Ed.), The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Access to Medicines: World Pharmacy and India, Social Science Press, New Delhi, 2012, pp. 105-133.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘Health Reforms in Tamil Nadu', in Yatindra Singh Sisodia (Ed.), Democratic Governance and Human Development: Stocktaking and Future Strategies, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2012, pp. 139-154.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘The Spread of Illegal Transgenic Cotton Varieties in India: Biosafety Regulation, Monopoly and Enforcement’, World Development, 2011, pp. 1-12. <doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.04.007>
    Authors: Bharat Ramaswami, Carl Pray and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: ‘GM Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Future: Some Reflections Based on Bt Cotton Experience in Maharashtra and Gujarat’, in Siby K. Joseph and Bharat Mahodaya (Eds.), Gandhi, Environment and Sustainable Future, Institute of Gandhian Studies Wardha (Maharashtra) and Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 144-174.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: ‘Globalization, Intellectual Property Rights, and Pharmaceuticals: Meeting the Challenges to Addressing Health Gaps in the New International Environment', in Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzman and N. Lalitha (Eds.), Intellectual P
    Authors: Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzman and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: ‘Access to Indian Generic Drugs: Emerging Issues', in Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzman and N. Lalitha (Eds.), Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health: Access to Drugs in Developing Countries, Edward Elgar,
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: 'GM Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Future: Empirical Evidences from Bt Cotton Farmers in Maharashtra and Gujarat in India', Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 2 (1),  January, 2010: 7-17.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: ‘Government Intervention in the Supply of Essential Medicines: A Case Study of the Tamil Nadu State in India’, in Ignacio Llamas Huitron, Nora Garro Bordonaro, Guillermo Campos Rios (Eds.) Politica Social: Enfoques y Analisis Coordinadores, Universidad Autonoma Metropalitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, Mexico, 2010. pp. 147-167..
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: ‘Does GM Technology Pay Rich Dividends? Reflections from Bt Cotton Farmers in Maharashtra’, in S.S. Gill, Lakhwinder Singh and Reena Marwah (Eds.), Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Asian Region, Routledge, New Delhi, 2010. pp. 391-418.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: ‘Pesticide Applications in Bt Cotton Farms: Issues Relating to Environment and Non-tariff Barriers’, Asian Biotechnology Development Review, 12 (2), 2010, pp 11-35.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: 'India's Experience with Bt Cotton: Case Studies from Gujarat and Maharashtra', in Rob Tripp (ed.), Biotechnology and Agricultural Development: Transgenic Cotton, Rural Institutions and Resource-poor Farmers, Routledge, London,
    Authors: N. Lalitha, Bharat Ramaswami and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2009
  • Title: 'Intellectual Property Strategies of the Modern and Traditional Medicinal Sector in India in the Post 2005 Era', Asia Pacific Tech Monitor, 26 (4), 2009.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2009
  • Title: 'A Status Report on the Health Care Sector in France', Journal of Health Management, 10 (3), 2008.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Samira Guennif
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: 'Patents and Biopharmaceuticals in India: Emerging Issues', Tailoring Biotechnologies, 3(3) 2007/2008.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Diana Joseph
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: `GM Cotton in Gujarat: General Madness or Genuine Miracle', Asian Biotechnology Development Review, 9 (2), 2007, pp. 45-81.
    Authors: Sudarshan Iyengar and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'Gujarat Pharma Industry: 100 Years of Excellence', Gujarat Pharma Industry, Ahmedabad, 2007.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'Biosafety and Emerging Socio Economic Issues', Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 9 (3), July 2007, pp. 19-40.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'Supply of Essential Drugs in Government Health Care: Tamil Nadu Model', Indian Medical Parliamentarian Forum Newsletter, 2 (3), Centre for Legislative Research and Advocacy, Chennai, 2007, pp. 5-6.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'Pesticide Use Pattern Among Cotton Cultivators in Gujarat', in Ravindra H. Dholakia (ed.), Frontiers of Agricultural Development in Gujarat, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2007, pp. 77-98.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Bharat Ramaswami
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'TRIPS Plus Agreements and Issues in Access to Medicines in Developing Countries', Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 12 (5), 2007, pp 471-479.
    Authors: Samira Guennif and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: `A Review of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Canada', Economic and Political Weekly, 13(40), March 26.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2005
  • Title: `TRIPS and the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry - A SWOT Analysis', translated in Spanish `TRIP Y la Industria Farmaceutica India: Un analysis de sus Fortalezas y debilidades' in Industrial Farmaceutica Y Propiedad Intellectual: Los Paises en desarrollo,
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2005
  • Title: 'Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Varieties Issues in Focus',  Economic and Political Weekly, 39(19): 1921-27.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2004
  • Title: 'Diffusion of Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectural Property Rights: Emerging Issues in India', Ecological Economics, 49(2): 187-98.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2004
  • Title: `Employment and Income Contribution of Own Account Manufacturing Enterprises (OAMEs)', in Jayshree Shah and R.G. Nambiar (eds.), Informal Sector in India: Pathways to Viability and Growth, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, A
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2004
  • Title: 'Employment and Income Contribution of OAME.', In Journal of Rural Development, 22(3):295-310.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2003
  • Title: 'Unorganised Manufacturing and Gross Domestic Product',  in Informal Economy Centrestage: New Structures of Employment, edited by Renana Jhabvala, Ratna M. Sudarshan and Jeemol Unni. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 157-178.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2003
  • Title: 'Bt Cotton in India: Controversy Visited',  Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(3): 459-66.
    Authors: Sudarshan Iyengar and N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'TRIPS and Pharmaceutical Industry: Issues of Strategic Importance',  Journal of Review of Development and Change, 7(1): 101-33.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'Employment Trends in the Manufacturing Sector of Gujarat', In Dynamics of Development in Gujarat, edited by Indira Hirway, S.P. Kashyap, Amita Shah. New Delhi: Concept Publishing House.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'Drug Policy 2002: Prescription for Symptoms', Economic and Political Weekly 37(30): 3102-104.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'Indian Pharmaceutical Industry in the WTO Regime: A SWOT Analysis', Economic and Political Weekly, 37(34): 3542-55.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'Access to Medicine: Issues and Prospects for Indian Pharma in Indian Healthcare Industry a SWOT Analysis',  (Official Publication of Pharmaceutical Expo 2002). Ahmedabad: Saket Project Ltd.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'Employment and Labour Productivity in the Unorganised Manufacturing Sector of Gujarat', Indian Journal of Regional Science ,24(1): 109-23.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2002
  • Title: 'Growth Dynamics of Informal Manufacturing Sector in Urban India: An Analysis of Interdependencies', in Informal Sector in India: Perspectives and Policies, edited by Amitabh Kundu and Alakh N. Sharma. New Delhi: Institute for Human Development a
    Authors: N. Lalitha, Amitabh Kundu and S. L. Arora
    Published Year: 2001
  • Title: 'Economic Reforms and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing', Economic and Political Weekly, 36(41):3914-3922.
    Authors: Jeemol Unni, N. Lalitha and Uma Rani
    Published Year: 2001
  • Title: 'Unorganized Manufacturing Sector in the National Economy and Gujarat State: An Analysis of its Growth Dynamics and Contribution to National Income.' SEWA-GIDR-ISST-NCAER, Contribution of the Informal Sector to the Economy, Report No. 6. New Delh
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2000
  • Title: 'Issues in Industrial Development of Gujarat and Policy Initiatives by the Government of Gujarat',  Dr. D. T. Lakdawala Memorial Trust Occasional Paper Series 6, Ahmedabad.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 2000
  • Title: 'Women in the Unorganized Manufacturing Sector in India: A Sectoral Analysis',  Indian Journal of Labour Economics 42(4): 641-50.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 1999
  • Title: 'Commercialising Road Projects: Lessons for India', Review of Development and Change 4(1): 71-88.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 1999
  • Title: 'State Level Reforms to Promote Industrialisation: A Case Study of Gujarat',  Indian Journal of Regional Science 30(1): 1-21.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Published Year: 1998
  • Title: 'Informal Manufacturing Sector in Urban India: Trends and Sectoral Interdependences',  Indian Journal of Labour Economics,41(3): 483-499.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amitabh Kundu
    Published Year: 1998
  • Title: GIs for Protecting Agro-Biodiversity and Promoting Rural Livelihoods: Status, Strategies and Way Forward
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Soumya Vinayan
    Working Paper No.: 240
    Published Year and Month: January 2017
  • Title: India's Social Science Research Publications from an International Perspective
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amrita Ghatak
    Working Paper No.: 236
    Published Year and Month: September 2016
  • Title: Creating Viable Markets through Use of Geographical Indications: What Can India Learn from Thailand?
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 238
    Published Year and Month: November 2016
  • Title: Occupational Health among Workers in the Informal Sector in India
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Amrita Ghatak
    Working Paper No.: 228
    Published Year and Month: September 2015
  • Title: Declining Free Healthcare and Rising Treatment Costs in India: An Analysis of National Sample Surveys, 1986-2004
    Authors: Anil Gumber, Biplab Dhak and N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 207
    Published Year and Month: October 2011
  • Title: Protecting IPRs of Siddha Practitioners through People’s Biodiversity Register  
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 209
    Published Year and Month: December 2011
  • Title: Pesticide Applications in Bt Cotton Farms: Issues Relating to Environment and Non-Tariff Barriers.
    Authors: N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Working Paper No.: 198
    Published Year and Month: March 2010
  • Title: The Limits of Intellectual Property Rights: Lessons from the spread of Illegal Transgenic Cotton Seeds in India.
    Authors: Bharat Ramaswami, Carl.E. Pray and N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 182
    Published Year and Month: February 2008
  • Title: Doha Declaration and Compulsory License for Access to Medicines
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 184
    Published Year and Month: June 2008
  • Title: A Status Paper on the Pharmaceutical Industry in France
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Samira Guennif
    Working Paper No.: 180
    Published Year and Month: December 2007
  • Title: Government Intervention and Prices of Medicines : Lessons from Tamil Nadu
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 175
    Published Year and Month: July 2007
  • Title: TRIPS Plus Agreements and Issues in Access to Medicines In Developing Countries
    Authors: Samira Guennif and N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 174
    Published Year and Month: May 2007
  • Title: Patents and Biopharmaceuticals in India: Emerging Issues
    Authors: N. Lalitha and Diana Joseph
    Working Paper No.: 168
    Published Year and Month: March 2006
  • Title: Essential Drugs in Government Healthcare: Emerging Model of Procurement and Supply
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 161
    Published Year and Month: September 2005
  • Title: A Review of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Canada
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 151
    Published Year and Month: December 2004
  • Title: Intellectual Property Protection to Plant Varieties: Issues in Transgenic Cotton Cultivation
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 136
    Published Year and Month: December 2003
  • Title: Indian Pharmaceutical Industry in the WTO Regime: A SWOT Analysis
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 131
    Published Year and Month: December 2002
  • Title: TRIPS and Pharmaceutical Industry: Issues of Strategic Importance
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 128
    Published Year and Month: December 2001
  • Title: Economic Reforms and Productivity Trends in Indian Manufacturing
    Authors: Jeemol Unni, N. Lalitha and Uma Rani.
    Working Paper No.: 119
    Published Year and Month: December 2000
  • Title: Commercialising Road Projects: Lessons for India.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 106
    Published Year and Month: December 1998
  • Title: Financial Intermediaries in Private Corporate Sector.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 69
    Published Year and Month: December 1995
  • Title: An Analysis of Public Issues of Private Corporate Sector in India.
    Author: N. Lalitha
    Working Paper No.: 62
    Published Year and Month: December 1994
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  • Title: Women’s perspectives on Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MGNREGS) of India: study across SAT villages (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 2)
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra N. Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Source: oar.icrisat.org/8761/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%202-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014