Dr Ranjit Singh Ghuman is currently Professor of Economics at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, India, having previously served as Nehru SAIL Chair Professor at the same institution for five years. Prior to this, he was Professor of Economics at Punjabi University, Patiala, India. In addition to his 44 years of teaching and research experience, he has 13 books, 114 research journal articles and book chapters, and 37 research projects/reports to his credit. His current areas of interest are development economics, water issues, corporate social responsibility and rural economic development.Dr Rajeev Sharma is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, India. He has two books, 13 research papers and twenty research reports to his credit. His areas of research interest include agricultural development, climate change, sustainable development, rural livelihood and corporate social responsibility.