Faculty Profile

Dr. Naresh Singla
Assistant Professor
Centre for Economic Studies
School of Social Studies
Central University of Punjab
Bathinda- 151001
Email Id: singla.naresh@gmail.com , naresh.singla@cup.ac.in
Mobile: 9815935194, 9478935194

 
Education :
Degree Name of Institution Year Percentage/grade
Ph.D. (Economics) Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2012 With course work
8.6 OGPA [76.54%]
M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana 2003 74.6%
B.Sc. Agri. (Hons.) in
Economics, Sociology and Extension Education
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 2001 68.7%

Ph. D. Thesis:

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Retail Chains and their Impact on Farmers in Punjab [Supervisors: Prof. Paramjeet Kaur Dhindsa, GNDU, Amritsar and Prof. Sukhpal Singh, IIM, Ahmedabad].

M Sc Thesis

  • Viability of Small and Marginal Farmers in Punjab.

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST

  • Qualified the NET for Lecturer conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), India, in 2005 equivalent to UGC/CSIR NET.
Experience :

Currently, working as Assistant Professor in Centre for Economic Studies since 2012. Prior to that, worked at PAU Ludhiana, IIM Ahmedabad, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Anand, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAEPR) New Delhi, IEG Delhi and Guru Kashi University Talwandi Sabo on various teaching and research positions for more than four years.

Teaching Assignments :
  • ECS. 513: Agricultural Economics
  • ECS. 516: Agricultural Development and Management
  • ECS. 615: Rural Economics
  • ECS. 703: Advanced Agricultural Economics
Research Projects :

Handled

  • As PI and Co-PI:

    • Post Harvest Losses in Fruits and Vegetables in Punjab: The Role of Agro-Processing Industries and Retail Chains (funded by CUPB, Bathinda).
  • Research Associate/Fellow:
    • Declining Income and Increasing Indebtedness in Punjab Agriculture (in PAU, Ludhiana).
    • Livestock-crop production system analysis for sustainable production (PAU, Ludhiana).
    • Risk and Diversification in Gujarat Agriculture (IIM-A)
    • Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: Impacts on primary producers and traditional fruit and vegetable retailers. (IIM-A).
    • Visioning Policy and Gender Change (NCAP, New Delhi).
    • Economic and Social Upgrading in Horticulture Value Chains in India (IEG, Delhi).
Professional Recognition /Awards/Scholarship :
  • Life-member, Indian Society for Agricultural Development and Policy, Ludhiana (2010).
  • Life-member, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, Nagpur (2010).
  • Life-member, Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi (2015).
  • Life-member, Society of Economics and Development, Ludhiana (2015).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Economics and Development.
Peer Recognition :
  • Editorial Board (since 2016) & Reviewer, Indian Journal of Economics and Development (2014, 2015)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agri-business in Developing and Emerging Economies (Emerald) (2014)
  • Reviewer, Agricultural Economics Research Review (2015)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development (2013)
Area specializations/Research Interest :

Agri-business, Agricultural Economics, Rural Marketing  

Publications :

Reasearch Papers

  1. Sanitha, V.P. and Singla, N. (2016). Structural Transformations in Kerala’s Economy: Is There any Role of Agriculture Sector? Journal of Regional Development and Planning, 5(2): 45-58.
  2. Pavneet and Singla, N. (2016). Contract farming in India: Models and Impacts, Voice of Research, 5(1): 34-39.
  3. Kaur, M. And Singla, N. (2016). An Economic Analysis of Kinnow Cultivation and Marketing in Fazilka District of Punjab, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 12(4): 711-718.
  4. Singla, N., Kaur, P. and Ahmed, A. (2016). Role of Land Reforms in Eradicating Land Inequalities in Rural India, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 12 (1a): 413-418.
  5. Singla, N. And Kaur, M. (2015). Growth and Performance of Agriculture Sector in India, Journal of Rural and Industrial Development, 3 (2): 24-36.
  6. Singla, N. and Singh, S. and Dhindsa, P.K. (2014). Fresh Food Supermarkets in the Indian Punjab: Organisation and Impacts, Journal of Punjab Studies, 21 (2): 91-111.
  7. Singla, N. and Rani, P. (2015). Structural Transformations in Agrarian Economy of Punjab.  Journal of Agricultural Development and Policy, 25 (2): 92-100.
  8. Ahmed, M. and N. Singla (2014). An Analysis of Major Determinants of Food Inflation in India. Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 10(3): 275-282.
  9. Singh, S. and Singla, N. (2014). Linking Small Farmers to New Markets in India: A Case Study of Fresh Food Retail Chain in Karnataka. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 28(1): 10-23.
  10. Beag, F.A. and N. Singla (2014). Cointegration, Causality and Impulse Response Analysis in Major Apple Markets of India. Agricultural Economics Research Review, 27 (3): 289-298.
  11. Kumar, M. and N. Singla (2013). Regional Disparities in India: A Study of Pre and Post Reform Period. Man and Development, 35(3): 1-18.
  12. Singh, S. and N. Singla (2012). Fresh Food Retail Chains and Traditional Fruit and Vegetable Retailers in India. Productivity, 53(2): 123-143.
  13. Singh, S. and N. Singla (2011). Inclusive Fresh Food Retail Chains in India- Case Studies of HOPCOMS and SAFAL. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 24 (3): 190-204.
  14. Singla, N., S. Singh and P.K. Dhindsa (2011). Linking Small Farmers to Emerging Agricultural Marketing Systems in India: The case study of Fresh Food Retail Chain in Punjab. Agricultural Economics Research Review, 24 (1): 155-159.
  15. Singh, S. and N. Singla (2011). Fresh Food Supermarkets in India: An Analysis of their Inclusiveness and Impact on Primary Producers. Millennial Asia-An International Journal of Asian Studies (SAGE), 2(1): 65-91.
  16. Singla, N. and J. S. Sidhu (2010). Factors Affecting the Viability of Small and Marginal Farmers in Punjab. Journal of Agricultural Development and Policy, 20 (2): 51-58.

Books / Book Chapters

  1. Singh, S. and N. Singla (2011). Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: Organisation and Impacts. Allied Publisher, New Delhi.
  2. Pavneet and Singla, N. (2016). “Water Crisis and its impact on Punjab Agriculture” in S.K. Arora, T. Sharma, S. Kapila (eds): Political, Economic and Socio-Cultural Aspects: problems and Solutions, Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh, Pp: 255-262.
  3. Singla, N., Beag, F.A. and Ahmed, M. (2015). “Trends and Pattern of Production and Export of Fruit Crops and Apple in India with Special Reference to Jammu and Kashmir” in Anil Bhat and S.P. Singh (eds.): Agricultural Marketing in India: Perspective and Potential, New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, Pp: 1-18.
  4. Singla, N. and Kumar, M. (2015). “Regional Income Disparities and Convergence in India: A Study of Pre and Post Reform Period” in Surinder Kumar, C S Verma, Prashant K Trivedi (Eds.): State and Capitalist Development in India: A Political Economy Perspective, Akar Books, New Delhi. Chapter: 15, PP: 324-340.
  5. Singla, N. (2015). “Linking MGNREGA with PRIs for Inclusive Development in India” in S.S. Sangwan and Gagan Deep (Eds.): Panchayats’ Role in MGNREGA and Financial Inclusion, Chapter 2, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, PP: 13-28.   
  6. Singla, N., Singh, S. and Dhindsa, P.K. (2015), “Inclusive Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: A Case Study from Punjab” in N. Chandrasekhra Rao, R. Radhakrishna, R.K. Mishra and K. Venkata Reddy (eds.): Organised Retailing and Agri-business: Implications of New Supply Chains on the Indian Farm Economy (Ch-12), Springer India, PP: 229-240.
  7. Jindal, N. and N. Singla (2014), “Trends and Pattern of Urbanization in India” in Shaik Iftikhar Ahmed and Poonam Kaushik (eds.): Insensate Urbanization, Twentyfirst Century Publications, Patiala, PP: 35-42.
  8. Teja, H.S., A.S. Sethi, N. Singla and N. Singh (2013), “Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rural Development: A Case Study of MGNREGS in Punjab” in R.S. Ghuman and Sukhvinder Singh (eds.): Rural Local Self-Government in India: Some Developmental Experiences, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, PP: 147-160.
  9. Singla, N., S. Singh and P.K. Dhindsa (2012), “Emerging Agricultural Marketing Practices in India: A Case Study of A Fresh Food Retail Chain in Punjab” in M. Devaraj and A. Prasad (eds.): Agricultural Marketing: Changing Perspectives, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi.
  10. Singla, N. (2011), “Contract Farming and Rural Producers in Punjab: Organisation, Impacts and Strategies”, in K. Nagraj Rao, Harnam Singh and Anita Sukhwal: Rural Management in Post Reform Era, Bookwell India Limited, Pp: 119-134.
  11. Singh, S. and N. Singla (2010), “Linking Small Primary Producers with Markets through Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: How Inclusive and How Effective?” in R.S. Ghuman, Surjit Singh and J. S. Brar (eds.): Globalization and Change-Perspective from Punjab (Essays in honour of Prof. S. S. Gill), Rawat Publishers, Jaipur, pp: 275-302.

Book Review

  1. Singla, N. (2013), Economic Liberalisation and Indian Agriculture, 2012, New Delhi: SAGE. ISBN: 9788132108580 by S. Bhalla and G. Singh in, Millennial Asia-An International Journal of Asian Studies, 4(2), 245-248.   

Research Reports

  1. Singh, S. and Singla, N. (2008). Risk and productivity in Farming in North Gujarat and Amreli, A report of the project carried out at IIM, Ahmedabad, submitted to Development Support Centre (DSC), Ahmedabad.

Popular Articles/Newspaper Editorials

  1. Singla, N. (2015). Tearing Onion Crisis. The Daily Post, Editorial and Opinion, Page: 8, 18th September.
  2. Singla, N. (2015). Options in Pulse Crisis. The Daily Post, Editorial and Opinion, Page: 8, 15th December.
  3. Singla, N. (2016) (Anniversary Issue). Rising Food Inflation: What are the ways out? Food and Beverage News, 7, Monday, 04 January, 2016.
Workshop/Conferences :

Attended

  1. Attended ‘Interdisciplinary Refresher Course in Research Methodology in Social Sciences (Economics)’from 13.09.2016 to 03.10.2016 at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
  2. Attended ‘General Orientation Programme’ at Punjabi University, Patiala from 15-06-15 to 11-07-2015.
  3. ‘International Conference on Security and Identity Management’ (SIM) – 2009 sponsored by Research Council of UK (RCUK) held on 11-12 May, 2009 at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  4. 5 day training programme on “Quantifying the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture” at National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi from 21-25 March, 2011.

Paper Presented

  1. ‘’Impact of Liberalization and WTO on Agricultural Trade in India” presented at a UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Agricultural and Rural Diversification in Punjab” on 17-18 February, 2017 at GNDU, Amritsar.
  2.  “Indebtedness among Farmers in The Presence and Absence of Formal Credit Institutions in Patiala District of Punjab” presented at a National Seminar on ‘Rural Credit and Financial Penetration in Punjab’ on March 21-22, 2016 at CRRID, Chandigarh.
  3.  “Inequalities in ownership of operational land holdings in rural India” presented at one day national seminar on “Social Justice: Politico Legal Milieu” on March 02, 2016 organized by Centre for Law, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. 
  4. “Role of Education (Human Capital) in Economic growth: Theoretical Perspectives” presented at an ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ on February 4-5, 2016 at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  5. “Water Crisis and its impact on Punjab Agriculture” presented at an ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on ‘Malwa Region Political, Economic and Socio-Cultural Aspects: Problems and Solutions’ on January 20, 2016, DAV College, Abohar.
  6. “Inequalities in ownership of land holdings in Rural India”, presented at UGC sponsored national seminar on ‘The Paradigm of Inequality in India’ on January 15-16, 2016 at Department of Sociology, Bebe Nanaki Guru Nanak Dev University College, Mithra, Kapurthala.
  7. “Understanding Supply Chains of Fresh Food Supermarkets and their Impacts on Small Scale Producers in Punjab” presented at International Conference on Agri-Business in Emerging Economies on January 06-07, 2016 organized by Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) in collaboration with Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, USA and Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies at IRMA, Gujarat.
  8. “Flow of Institutional Credit in Indian Agriculture: Is it Adequate”, presented at a National Seminar on ‘Role of Public Policy in Development Process (Emerging Economic/Social Scenario in the Indian Economy)’ on January 04-05, 2016 at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPISER), Ahmedabad.  
  9. “Impact of Modern and Traditional Agricultural Markets on Small Scale Producers in India” presented at a National Seminar on Financing of Agriculture Value Chains: Challenges and Opportunities organized by NABARD and IFPRI on 29th and 30th November, 2015 at Banker’s Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow.
  10. “Role of MGNREGA in Inclusive Development In India: Is There Any Role for Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)?”presented at 57th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Labour Economics on October, 10-12, 2015 held at Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar (J&K).
  11. “Linkages between Fresh Food Supermarkets and Farmers in India: Impacts on Income, Efficiency and Diversification” presented at international conference on ‘Innovations in Indian Agriculture: Ways Forward’ organized by IEG-IFPRI on December 4-5, 2014 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  12. “Linking MGNREGA with PRIs for Inclusive Development in India” paper presented at a seminar on ‘Panchayati Raj as an Instrument of Rural Development with Support from Financial Institution’, on November 27-28, 2014 at CRRID, Chandigarh.
  13. “Special Economic Zones in India: Principles, Practices and Prospects” paper presented at a UGC sponsored national seminar on ‘Special Economic Zones: Prospects and Challenges’ on November 21, 2014 at DAV College, Chandigarh.
  14. “Inter-State Income Disparities And Convergence In India: A Study Of Pre And Post Reform Period” paper presented at 18th Annual conference of Indian Political Economy Association on 15-16th November, 2014 at Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow (with Munish Kumar).
  15. “Linkages Between Fresh Food Supermarkets and Farmers In India: A Case Study from Punjab” paper presented at ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on  Agro-Processing Industry in N-W States of India-Performance, Prospects and Problems, on 28-29 March, 2014 at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  16. “Linking Small Farmers to New Markets In India- A Case Study of Fresh Food Retail Chain in Karnataka” paper presented at 27th Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing held on 18-20 December, 2013 at University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad. 
  17. “Organized Retailing in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in India: A Case Study from Punjab” Paper presented at CESP Young Scholar’s Seminar at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University (J.N.U.) on 1-3 March, 2013, New Delhi.
  18. “Role of Contract Farming in Agricultural Development in Punjab” Paper presented at National Seminar on ‘Punjab Economy: Opportunities and Challenges’ at D.A.V. College, Sector-10, Chandigarh on 13 February, 2013. 
  19. ‘Fresh Food Retail Chains in Punjab: Organization and Impacts’ presented at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda on 02 November, 2012 under Faculty Seminar.
  20. “Inclusive Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: A Case study from Punjab” Paper presented at  International Seminar on “Organised Retailing vis-à-vis Farm Economy of India at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad on 21-22 September, 2012.
  21. “Emerging Agricultural Marketing Practices in India- A Case Study of A Fresh Food Retail Chain in Punjab”, Paper presented at International Conference on Agricultural Marketing in the Context of Changing Global Economic Order, organised by Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board, Bangalore held on 25-26 March, 2011 at University of Mysore, Mysore.
  22. “Leveraging Fresh Food Retail Chains For Inclusive Agricultural Growth and Development In India: A Case Study From Karnataka” Paper presented at International Conference on Challenges to Inclusive Growth in the Emerging Economies, on 15-17 December, 2010 at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (with Prof. Sukhpal Singh).
  23. “Inclusive Fresh Food Retail Chains in India- Case Studies of HOPCOMS and SAFAL” Paper presented at Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing on 23-25 November, 2010 at Navsari, Gujarat (with Prof. Sukhpal Singh).
  24. “Fresh Food Retail Chains in India - A Case Study of their Inclusiveness and Impact on Primary Producers in Gujarat”, Paper presented at ‘National Convention on Making Growth Inclusive: Opportunities, Scope and Challenges at the State Level’  held on October 26-28, 2009 at Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (with Prof. Sukhpal Singh).
  25. “Ensuring Viability of Small and Marginal Farmers in Punjab”, Paper presented at 7th Punjab Science Congress held on February 7-9, 2004 at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Invited Talks / As Resource Person

  1. Invited as Resource person in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on ‘Agrarian Crises and Farmers Distress in Punjab’ on March 10, 2017, DAV College, Bathinda.
  2. Invited as Resource person in National Seminar on ‘Malwa Region Political, Economic and Socio-Cultural Aspects: Problems and Solutions’ on January 20, 2016, DAV College Abohar.
  3. Linking Small Farmers to New Markets in Punjab: Role of Fresh Food Supermarkets, at Department of Humanities and Management, GZS, PTU Campus, Bathinda on March 03, 2015.
Theses Supervisions:
Ph.D. Under Supervision: 4
  1. An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Milk under Formal and Informal Markets in Punjab (Manpreet Kaur)
  2. An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Vegetables under Contract Farming in Punjab (Pavneet Kaur)
  3. An Economic Analysis of Market Integration in Selected Agricultural Commodities in India (Mumtaz Ahmed)

M.Phil. Theses Guided: 17

  1. Growing Urbanization and Economic Development in India: The Role of Middle Class (2012): Neha Jindal
  2. Inter-state Disparities and Income Convergence in India: A Study of Pre and Post Reform Period (Munish Kumar)
  3. Cointegration, Causality and Price Transmission Analysis in Major Apple Markets of India (Fayaz Ahmad Beag)
  4. Structural Changes and Pattern of Agricultural Development in Punjab Economy (Poonam Rani)
  5. Food Inflation in India: Trends and Determinants (Mumtaz Ahmad)
  6. Socio-Economic Conditions and Employment Status of Agricultural Labourers in Bathinda district of Punjab (Honeymeet Sharma)
  7. An Economic Analysis of Kinnow Cultivation and Marketing in Fazilka district of Punjab (Manpreet Kaur).
  8. Rural Indebtedness among Farmers in Patiala District of Punjab (Jaspreet Kaur).
  9. Flow of Institutional Credit in Indian Agriculture: Growth and Performance (Pushpinder Kaur).
  10. Gulf Migration and Remittances in Kerala: An Analysis of Trends and Patterns (Noushad A.P.)
  11. Structural Changes and Pattern of Agricultural Development in Kerala (Sanitha V.P.)
  12. Public Distribution System in India: A Case Study of Rural Beneficiaries in Mansa District of Punjab (Mandeep Kaur).
  13. Structural Transformations and Pattern of Agricultural Development in India (2015): Mamandeep Kaur.
  14. Socio-Economic Impact of MGNREGA in Mansa district of Punjab (2016): Sareena Goyal.
  15. Role of Entrepreneurship in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir (2016): Zahoor Ahmad Paray.
  16. Growth and Equity in Fertilizer Subsidy In India (2017): Karamjit Singh
  17. Growth and Performance of Capital Formation in Indian Agriculture (2017): Poonam Rani.
Administrative Duties:
  • Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Applied Agriculture, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  • Member, Evaluative Report for NAAC, Centre for Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.