Dr. Yoginder K Alagh
Fellow, Elected 1992

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

Chancellor, Central University of Gujarat; 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, Star Agri and Somany Ceramics.

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) 6851714; Email: yalagh@gmail.com]