About the Author
S.M. Jharwal is currently, Principal Adviser, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. After having taught Economics in a college of the University of Rajasthan, he joined the Indian Economic Service. He has served in eight Ministries/Departments and dealt with policies and programmes relating to some of the most crucial sectors of the economy. He has travelled widely, not only outside India but has visited about 250 districts in the country, particularly for assessing crop conditions in India and to enforce the public distribution system.