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Agriculture in Gujarat

This article provides a statistical profile of pre- and post-green revolution agriculture in Gujarat. Changes in cropping pattern, land and labour productivity and input use over 1961-93 are analysed. Cropping pattern has been shifting in favour of non-traditional non-food crops. Gujarat needs investment in infrastructure and strategies for sustainable resource use to improve productivity in agriculture

Ongoing Changes in Policy Environment and Farm Sector

Policy initiatives on the farm sector have often been uncoordinated and ad hoc and have come under criticism for their deleterious effect on the farm economy. Even more importantly, the movement under liberalisation to arrive at appropriate input and out put prices in the farm sector may well be having wideranging impact on the development of the sector. In this context, the Planning Commission sponsored agro-climatic regional planning approach initiated in 1988 has yielded positive results.
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