Dr. Yoginder K Alagh

Born in Chakwal, India on 14 February 1939. M.Sc., and Ph.D. (Economics), University of Pennsylvania and M.A. University of Rajasthan.

Professor Emeritus and Vice Chairman, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad.

Formerly Minister of Power and for Planning & Programme Implementation with additional charge of the Ministry of Science & Technology; Member, Planning Commission; Chairman, Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Ministry of Industry and Secretary to the Government of India; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Senior Fellow, World Institute of Development Economic Research, United Nations University, Helsinki; Coordinator, South Asia Technology Network of the Commission of European Communities, Brussels; Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the UN (Rio) Conference on Environment and Development; Senior Adviser Consultant to FAO, UNFPA, ILO, ESCAP, World Bank and UNDP; Visiting Professor, Sc.PO, Paris, 1995; Distinguished Fullbright Lecture, U.S.A., 1994; Shastri Lecturer, Canada, 2000; Member of the Council United Nations University; Chairman, Scientific Steering Committee of the International Social Science Programme, UNESCO; Former Member of the International Board of Governors of CIGI, Canada and Chairman of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; Chairman, Institute of Rural Management, Anand; Trustee, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation; and Director of Tata Chemicals and Rallis. He is independent Director of Shree Cements, and Somany Ceramics. He has been President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Labour Economics and Indian Econometric Society. His book on the Future of Indian Agriculture is widely read and is also available in paper back.

Awards/Honours: VKRV Rao Award 1981; Life Time Achievement Award, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing.

Fellow: World Innovation Foundation, UK; Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.

Research Areas: Quantitative modelling, policy analysis

Address: Vice Chairman, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Thaltej Road, Ahmedabad 380054, Gujarat; 45, Surdhara, Behind Goyal City, Near Doordarshan, Thaltej, Ahmedabad 380054, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (079) 26851428; Res. (079) 26859950, 26855984; Fax: (079) 26851714; Email: yalagh@gmail.com]