Faculty Details

 Associate Professor  pkviswam@gmail.com
P.K. Viswanathan |   Ph.D. (Economics)
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PhD Economics (2001): Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, India (Mysore University).
 
Professional history:
  • May 2007 – to date: Associate Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • 15 July – 14 September 2013: International Consultant, Agricultural Census Studies, FAO of the United Nations, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
  • February – November 2010: Research Scientist, School of Environment Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
  • May 2006 – May 2007: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • March – April 2006: Lee Hysan Visiting Scholar, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • January 2005 – January 2006: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • November 1994 – May 2007: Scientist (Economics)/ Economist, Rubber Research Institute of India (Government of India, Ministry of Commerce), Kerala, India.


  • Title: Micro Irrigation Systems in India: Emergence, Status and Impacts.
    Editors: P.K. Viswanathan, M. Dinesh Kumar and A. Narayanamoorthy
    Publisher: Springer Science + Business Media, Singapore.
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour in India.
    Editors: K. J. Joseph and P.K. Viswanathan
    Publisher: Routledge India, New Delhi.
    Published Year: 2016
  • 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: Economics of Land Development in Canal Commands: A Study of Surface Irrigation Systems in Kerala, India
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: Agricultural Transition in Asia: Trajectories and Challenges.
    Editors: Gopal B. Thapa, P.K. Viswanathan, Jayant K. Routray and Mokbul M. Ahmad
    Publisher: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: ‘International Collaborations as Research Infrastructure’, 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. 139-172.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, R. Parthasarathy and Madhusudan Bandi
    Published Year: 2017
  • Title: Impact of MGNREGA Programme on Income, Assets and Food Security of Poor and Vulnerable Groups: Evidence from Selected Semi-Arid Tropic (SAT) Villages in India’, in K.P. Kumaran, P.K. Nath, K. Prabhakar and N. Kalpalatha Eds.) Flagship Programme: Impact, Problem and Challenges Ahead, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 303-332.
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra , P.K. Viswanathan and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Multifunctional Benefits of Community-Based Mangrove Restoration in Gujarat: An Analysis’, in Nilanjan Ghosh, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Amita Shah and Manoj Panda (eds.), Nature, Economy and Society: Understanding the Linkages, Springer New Delhi (for Indian Society for Ecological Economics), pp. 243-265.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Trade-Offs Between Industrial Growth and the Environmental Protection: an Analysis of the Policy Responses and Implementation in Gujarat’, in: C.M. Lakshmana (ed.), Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, New Delhi: Bookwell, pp. 1-29.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Globalisation, inclusive development and plantation labour: an introduction’, in: K.J. Joseph and P.K. Viswanathan (Eds.), Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour in India, London: Routledge/ New Delhi: Routledge India (South Asia Edition), pp. 1-26.
    Authors: K.J. Joseph and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Labour shortage in rubber sector in Kerala: an analysis’, in: K.J. Joseph and P.K. Viswanathan (Eds.), Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour in India, London: Routledge/ New Delhi: Routledge India (South Asia Edition), pp. 196-233.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Gender impact of trade reforms in India: An analysis of tea and rubber production sectors’, in: K.J. Joseph and P.K. Viswanathan (Eds.), Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour in India, London: Routledge/ New Delhi: Routledge India (South Asia Edition), pp. 234-265.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Amita Shah
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Compatibility of Policy and Institutional Regimes for Rubber Monoculture Plantation Development in Diverse Social and Agro-Ecological Environments: A Study in the Indian Context’, in: Tapan Kumar Nath and Patrick O’Reilly (Eds.), Monoculture Farming: Global practices, Ecological Impact and Benefits /Drawbacks, New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 1-37.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Indraneel Bhowmik
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Determinants of Adopting and Accessing Benefits of Water Saving Technologies: A Study of Public Tube Wells with MI Systems in North Gujarat’, in P. K. Viswanathan, M. Dinesh Kumar and A. Narayanamoorthy (Eds.), Micro Irrigation Systems in India: Emergence, Status and Impacts in Select Major States, Springer-Verlag, Singapore, pp. 133-154.
    Authors: Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘State of Development and adoption of Micro Irrigation Systems in Gujarat’, in P. K. Viswanathan, M. Dinesh Kumar and A. Narayanamoorthy (Eds.), Micro Irrigation Systems in India: Emergence, Status and Impacts in Select Major States, Springer-Verlag, Singapore, pp. 71-89.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Jharna Pathak and Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘What causes economics losses from natural disasters in India’, In: Dinda, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability, IGI Global Publisher, pp. 157-175.
    Authors: Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati, Patnaik U. and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Water security challenges of South and South East Asia’, Prakriti, 84-95
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: “Water security challenges of South and South East Asia: Mainstreaming Local Governance Institutions” Asian Profile, Forthcoming.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Gender Impacts of MGNREGA: Evidence from Selected ICRISAT Villages in India’, in K.P. Kumaran, P.K. Nath, K. Prabhakar and N. Kalpalatha Eds.) Flagship Programme: Impact, Problem and Challenges Ahead, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 223-254.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra Narayan Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    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: Promoting rural women’s economic dynamism: a case study on participation in income generating activities in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, Eun Kyung Kim, Younghye, Kim: Eun Ha Chang, Jung-Soo Kim and SeoheeKwak (Eds.), Translating Women’s experience into Classroom Teaching: Gender and Development Cases in ASEAN and Korea, Seoul: Korean Women Development Institute (KWDI), pp. 79-108.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Sirinan Kittisuksathit
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: 'India: Determinants and Challenges of Sustainable Forest Governance’, in Makoto Inoue and Ganesh P. Shivakoti (Eds.), Multi-Level Forest Governance in Asia, Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward, Sage Publications, Singapore, 2015, pp. 40-66.
    Authors: Madhusudan Bandi and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: 'Exploring the Socio-Economic Impacts of Micro-Irrigation System (MIS): A Case Study of Public Tube Wells in Gujarat, Western India’, South Asian Water Studies Journal, 1(1), 2015, pp. 1-26.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: 'Water Scarcity and Pollution in South and Southeast Asia: Problems and Challenges’, in Paul G. Harris and Graeme Land (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia, Routledge, London, 2015, pp. 197-215.
    Authors: Kumar M. Dinesh, P.K. Viswanathan and Nitin Bassi
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: ‘Technology Diffusion and Adoption in Cotton Cultivation: Emerging Scenario in Gujarat’, AgBioForum, 18 (2), 2015, pp.1-12.http://www.agbioforum.org/v18n2/v18n2a07-lalitha.htm
    Authors: N Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: ‘More Women Need to Enter Plantation Jobs’, Rubber Asia, 30 (6), 2015, pp. 68-71.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: ‘Compatibility of Institutional Architecture for Rubber Plantation Development in North East India from a Comparative Perspective of Kerala’, NRPPD Discussion Paper 38, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, June 2014, pp. 1-71.(available at http://cds.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NRPPD-38.pdf )
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Indraneel Bhowmik
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘Trends and Determinants of Agricultural Power Consumption and Distribution Losses: An analysis of agricultural feeders across power distribution companies in Gujarat’, Final Report Submitted to the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission, Gandhinagar, May 2014. (available at http://www.gercin.org/newspdf/en_1403842109.pdf )
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘Economic Growth and the State of Natural Resources and the Environment in Gujarat: A Critical Assessment’, in Indira Hirway, Amita Shah, and Ghanshyam Shah (Eds.), Growth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat Going, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014, pp. 380-432.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Jharna Pathak
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title:  ‘Community Based Mangrove Restoration as Instruments of Conserving Marine Biodiversity and the Protected Areas: An Exploratory Analysis from Gujarat’, in Bidhan Kanti Das and Ajit Banerjee (Eds.),Biodiversity Conservation in India: Management Practices, Livelihood Concerns and Future Options, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2014, pp. 249-283.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘Will  Neoliberal  Policies  and  Regulations  Resolve  Our  Water  Sector  Dilemmas?:Learning  from  Maharashtra  and  Gujarat’, in:  Bhupen  Sarmah  and  Joydeep  Baruah(eds.), Neoliberal State and Its Challenges, Aakar Books, New Delhi, pp. 257-300.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘Investment Strategies and Technology Options for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Asia: Challenges in Emerging Context’, in M. Dinesh Kumar, M.V.K. Sivamohan and Nitin Bassi (Eds.), Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies, London/ New York: Earthscan/ Routledge, 2013, pp. 184-207.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, M. Dinesh Kumar and M.V.K. Sivamohan
    Published Year: 2013
  • Title:  ‘Agrarian Transition and Emerging Challenges in Asian Agriculture: A Critical Assessment’, Economic and Political Weekly, 47 (4), 2012, pp. 41-50.  http://epw.in/epw/user/viewAbstract.jsp
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Gopal B. Thapa, Jayant K. Routray and Mokbul M. Ahmad
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘Gender Impact of Trade Reforms in Indian Plantation Sector: An Exploratory Analysis’, Discussion Paper No. 17, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, at http://cds.edu/admin/homeFiles/nrppd%2017.pdf
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Amita Shah
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘Integrated Rubber Farming and Livelihood Systems in Northeastern India’, in Sumi Krishna (Ed.), Agriculture and Changing Environment in Northeastern India, Routledge, New Delhi/ UK, pp. 263-288.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2012
  • Title: ‘NREGS as Instrument of Gender Mainstreaming: An Exploratory Analysis’, Man and Development, 34 (3), 2012, pp. 17-36.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Amit Mandal
    Published Year: 2012
  • 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: ‘Co-operatives and Collective Action: Case of a Rubber Grower Co-operative in East Garo Hills in Meghalaya, North East India’, Social Change and Development, 8 (1), pp. 89-125.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    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: ‘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: 'Gender Differences in Educational Attainments and Occupational Status in Thailand': A study based on Kanchanaburi DSS Data, Journal of Population and Social Studies, 17 (2): 83-122.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Varachai Thongthai
    Published Year: 2009
  • Title: `Adoption of Rubber Integrated Farm Livelihood Systems: Contrasting Empirical Evidences from the Indian Context', Journal of Forest Research, 13 (1), 2008, pp. 1-14.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: Sustainable Growth of China's Rubber Industry in the Era of Global Economic Integration: Resolving Contradictions of Resources Development and Industrial Expansion Strategies, China Report, 44 (3): 251-279.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: 'Global Market Integration and China's Rubber Industry': Challenges and the Way Forward, Asian Journal of Social Science,36(2008): 792-826.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: 'People Planning and Kerala Agriculture: The Missed Linkages', in T.M. Joseph (ed.), Local Governance in India: Ideas, Challenges and Strategies, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2007, pp. 342-359.
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'Conceptualising Sustainable Farm-livelihood Systems in the Era of Globalisation: A study of Rubber Integrated Farm Livelihood Systems in North East India', Social Change and Development, 5, November 2007, pp. 111-142.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: 'Benefits of Plant Protection Measures against Abnormal Leaf Fall in Rubber: An Exploratory Analysis in India', Plant Protection Quarterly, 22 (2), 2007, pp. 67-71.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Tharian George K. and C. Kuruvilla Jacob
    Published Year: 2007
  • Title: Has Indian Plantation Sector Weathered the Crisis? A Critical Assessment of Tea Plantation Industry in the Post-reforms Context
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Amita Shah
    Working Paper No.: 216
    Published Year and Month: April 2013
  • Title:  Rationalisation of Agriculture in Kerala: Implication for Natural Environment,  Agro-Ecosystems and Livelihoods
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Working Paper No.: 211
    Published Year and Month: September 2012
  • Title: Will Neoliberal Policies Resolve Water Sector Dilemmas? Learnings from Maharashtra and Gujarat
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Working Paper No.: 202
    Published Year and Month: May 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:  Co-operatives and Collective Action: Case of a Rubber Grower Co-operative in East Garo Hills in Meghalaya, North East India
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Working Paper No.: 189
    Published Year and Month: December 2008
  • Title: Critical Issues Facing China's Rubber Industry in the Era of Market Integration: An analysis in retrospect and Prospect
    Author: P.K. Viswanathan
    Working Paper No.: 177
    Published Year and Month: September 2007
  • Title: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Development Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Programme in India: A Review of Studies on its Implementation Performance, Outcomes and Implications on Sustainable Livelihoods across States. September 2014.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra Narayan Mishra, Madhusudan Bhattarai and Hema Iyengar
    Publication Type / Year: Occasional Paper Series - No. - 4/2014

  • Title: MGNREGS in Context of Recent Changes in Rural India: Learning from Selected States (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 1)
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra, P.K. Viswanathan, Madhusudan Bhattarai and Hema Iyengar
    Source: http://oar.icrisat.org/8760/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%201-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014
  • 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