ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By G S Bhalla

Economic Liberalisation and Indian Agriculture: A Statewise Analysis

This study of the performance of agriculture at the state level in India during the post-reform period (1990-93 to 2003-06) and the immediate pre-reform period (1980-83 to 1990-93) shows that the post-reform period has been characterised by deceleration in the growth rate of crop yields as well as total agricultural output in most states. By ending discrimination against tradable agriculture, economic reforms were expected to improve the terms of trade in favour of agriculture and promote its growth. The paper also discusses the cropping pattern changes that have taken place in area allocation as well as in terms of value of output. The slowdown in the process of cropping pattern change means that most government efforts to diversify agriculture have failed to take off.

Making Growth Inclusive

 Making Growth Inclusive G S Bhalla India Development Report, 2008 contains a set of contributions by eminent scholars on the issues associated with sustaining high growth, achieving macroeconomic stability, quality and adequacy of higher education, employment, agrarian crisis, making growth inclusive and the implications of globalisation. Growth PatternThe article by Manoj Panda on