Mysuru, October 21:- Two top officials of the Karnataka government – IFS officer Manoj Rajan, Commissioner, Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority and IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer – have been conferred Doctorate of Letter (D Litt) and Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Mysore (UoM) during its Centenary Convocation held here on Monday (October 19).
The University of Mysore awarded D Litt to Manoj Rajan for his thesis on “Agricultural market reforms in the country and the role of technology.” Rajan’s study focused on agricultural markets in the country, various market regulations and other salient provisions of the Act.
Agricultural marketing is confronted with several intricate problems severely affecting the economic conditions of the farming community in the country. The study identifies critical areas of reforms in the Karnataka model and elaborates on the new market structure and changes seen in market behaviour post online markets. The paper offers recommendations on building a robust agricultural marketing system in the country.
The UoM also conferred doctorate on senior IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar for his thesis on “MGNREGA, rights, processes and sustainable livelihood – A critical study in Karnataka.’’ (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)