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Dhanmanjiri Sathe
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Dhanmanjiri Sathe is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She has worked in the areas of input-output economics, international trade, agricultural trade, local governance and globalisation, and land acquisition. She was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship for the year 2012-13. She has been a visiting faculty at the Goettingen University.

Articles By Dhanmanjiri Sathe
Land acquisition: Need for a shift in discourse?
Posted On: 25 Jan 2017

Empirical evidence increasingly shows that farmers are willing to have their land acquired if the price-compensation package is acceptable. Given this trend, Dhanmanjiri Sathe argues that the discourse on land acquisition has been stagnant for a long time and needs to be changed.
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Land acquisition law: The buck stops with the states
Posted On: 07 Dec 2016

Some believe that by encouraging states to enact their own versions of the land acquisition law, the central government is diluting the law. In this article, Dhanmanjiri Sathe, Professor of Economics at Savitribai Phule Pune University, argues that states have much more experience and expertise in land acquisition. Given the diversity in development across states, it is only prudent that the law be customised to suit local requirements.
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Can the female sarpanch deliver? Evidence from Maharashtra
Posted On: 23 Oct 2016

One-third of all seats in village councils are reserved for women. The government has proposed an increase in quota to 50%, and in the period of reservation from five to 10 years. Based on a survey conducted in Maharashtra, this column finds that availability of basic public services for women is better in female-headed villages - when the female head has been in the job for 3-3.5 years.
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How has land acquisition impacted dalits? A case study from Maharashtra
Posted On: 17 Dec 2015

Topics:   Caste , Land

Land ownership in Indian villages is inextricably linked to caste, with dalits owing little or no land. Based on a survey in Maharashtra, this column assesses the impact of land acquisition and subsequent development on dalits vis-à-vis non-dalits. The findings suggest that while economic development can make inroads into the caste system, it possibly cannot end casteism in the short run.
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