Vijay Shankar Vyas

Vijay Shankar Vyas was the recipient of Padma Bhusan of 2006, awarded by the Government of India. A renowned agricultural economist of India, he is one of the famous people of Bikaner.

Born on August 21, 1931 in Bikaner of Rajasthan, Vijay Shankar Vyas did not forgot his roots and with his valuable experiences, proposed key issues in rural development and agricultural policies. His command over the subject brought him accolades from the state level, national level as well as from the international front.

At present, Vijay Shankar Vyas is a professor and Chairman of Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies in Jaipur. He serves as an active member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and also graces important positions in the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as well as the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

The unparalleled contribution of Vijay Shankar Vyas has made him an honorary life member of International Association of Agricultural Economists. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in India.

The achievements of Vijay Shankar Vyas are several and the list continues. His contribution to international agencies like ILO, FAO, UNDP, IFAD (UN agencies), IDRC Ottawa and New York Ford Foundation have been highly acclaimed. He has also authored and co - authored six books and published numerous valuable articles in various national level and international level journals. They are used extensively while framing the policies related to agricultural economy in India.

Last Updated on 19 December 2011