About the Author
Niti Mehta is Professor and officiating Director at the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPIESR), Ahmedabad. Prior to this, she was associated with the Agro-Climatic Regional Planning Project of the Planning Commission, wherein she was involved in formulating resource based decentralised agro-climatic plans for the country. Her research interests are: agriculture development, employment, agrarian growth and rural transformation, urbanisation and related areas. She has authored and co-authored several research papers in journals and books on these areas. Her books relate to hired labour in agriculture, sources of agricultural growth and total factor productivity, and human development at the district level. Prof Mehta is also a visiting faculty at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She has an MA in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, MTech (Planning) from CEPT University, and doctorate in Economics from Gujarat University.