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Prof Abhijit Sen: A lifelong champion of the poor and marginalised

Coined the term 'technology fatigue' in relation to agriculture

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Ramesh Chand
Prof Abhijit Sen was a brilliant economist who worked mostly on the rural and agrarian economy. He served in several top-level policymaking bodies of the country.

He was chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) and full-time member (agriculture) of the Planning Commission for a full 10 years.

Sen was also a member of the 14th Finance Commission. Besides these, he headed several high-level and important committees like the high level committee on long-term policy on foodgrains, committee on futures trading etc. He prepared estimates of farmers’ income using cost of cultivation data and published his works
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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 2:47 PM IST

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