Name Yoginder Alagh
|Born February 14, 1939 (age 76) (1939-02-14) Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan|
Occupation Economist, Policy Maker and Columnist
Known for Economist, Former Member of Indian Planning Commission, who introduced Agro Climatic Planning in India, and Former Vice Chancellor of JNU when it was rated one of the top hundred universities of the world.]
Education University of Pennsylvania
Books The Future of Indian Agriculture
YK Alagh, Former Union Minister discusses on farmer loan Waiver
Yoginder K Alagh (born 14 February 1939) is a noted Indian economist and former Union Minister of Government of India. He was the Chairman of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) from 2006 to 2012. Recently he has been appointed as the Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
- YK Alagh, Former Union Minister discusses on farmer loan Waiver
- Early life
- Academic career
- Political career
- Personal life
Alagh was born at Chakwal in Punjab, now in Pakistan, to Bhagat Ram. He studied at Maharaja's College, Jaipur and Department of Economics at University of Rajasthan. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
He has taught Economics at the University of Rajasthan, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, University of Jodhpur, Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has acted as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Also founding member of Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology(CEPT), Ahmedabad presently one of India's pioneered Planning and Public policy institute.
He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in November 1996 and continue till April 2000.
From 1996 to 1998, he was a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning and Programme Implementation, Science and Technology and Power for Government of India. He headed various institutions and Commissions and acted as expert with a number of UN organisations. He was also the Member of Planning Commission, Govt. of India.
Dr. Y. K. Alagh is married to Raksha Alagh on June 9, 1967. He has a daughter, Tavishi Alagh (an independent filmmaker) and a son, Munish Alagh (post doctoral fellow at IIM Ahmedabad).
- V K R V Rao Prizes in Social Science Research in 1981 in Economics discipline. The award is instituted by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India.
^Fellow, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Elected First Fellow of the Society in 2011