NCAER has conducted a panel survey of rural households in India.
The first three waves (1969, 1970, 1971) were called Additional Rural Incomes Survey (ARIS). Rose (1999) use these surveys to see if excess female mortality goes up when rain fails.
The fourth and fifth waves (1981, 1999) were called Rural Economic and Demography Survey (REDS).
For details, see Andrew Foster's note.
Datasets are downloadable at this directory.
Data from the first four waves is used by Foster and Rosenzweig (1995) to estimate the impact of own and neighbor's experience on the adoption of high-yielding seeds varieties (HYVs) during the Green Revolution and the profit from it. (The Indian Green Revolution began just before the first wave of the survey was conduced.)