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

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Long-term Changes in Indian Food Basket and Nutrition

The food consumption pattern in India is diversifying towards high value commodities. The decline in per capita consumption of cereals, in particular, coarse cereals, has worsened the nutritional status of the rural poor. On the basis of National Sample Survey data on dietary patterns and consumer expenditure, this article examines empirical evidence on the nature and extent of long-term changes in consumption patterns and nutritional status of various socio-economic groups at the household level in rural and urban India.

Crop Economics and Cropping Pattern Changes

Mruthyunjaya Praduman Kumar This paper discusses how the crop production strategy followed in the post-green revolution period has led to the narrowing of the base of agricultural production. The authors examine the changes in input use, productivity, cost of production, profitability and employment in crops; identify and explain cropping pattern changes; and suggest ways of controlling the imbalances in the cropping pattern.
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