Agricultural Growth in India: The Role of Technology, Incentives, and Institutions

Hardcover | February 1, 2010

byA. Vaidyanathan

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This volume, by a renowned expert, critically examines the past growth experiences, the factors underlying the persistently slow growth, and the constraints impeding Indian agriculture in recent decades. This extensive literature explores the gaps in the knowledge on Indian agriculturalperformance seeking to present a comprehensive picture with explorations of: role of technology, economic environment, and role of institutions.The main discussions focus on: trends and fluctuation in output; contribution of changes in area, yields and crop pattern; trends in costs and prices; role of irrigation and various elements of bio-chemical technology; unevenness of technological change, input use and yield growth across regions,crops and different categories of farmers; impact of land reforms on changing agrarian structure; and trends in rural wage labour markets.

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This volume, by a renowned expert, critically examines the past growth experiences, the factors underlying the persistently slow growth, and the constraints impeding Indian agriculture in recent decades. This extensive literature explores the gaps in the knowledge on Indian agriculturalperformance seeking to present a comprehensive pic...

A. Vaidyanathan is Professor Emeritus at the Madras Institute of Development Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198064470

ISBN - 13:9780198064473

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Introduction1. Salient features of Agricultural Growth in India: An Overview2. Technology3. Incentive Environment4. Institutions5. ProspectsReferencesIndex