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

Articles By Shreekant Sambrani

Impact of the 2009 Drought on Agricultural Output:Fantasy or Reality?

The Central Statistical Organisation's advance estimate of a decline in the agricultural sector's output in 2009-10 by a mere 0.2% is a highly optimistic forecast. An analysis of the numbers in the latest estimates of foodgrain output and a comparison of output/GDP changes in the drought years of 2002-03 and 2009-10 tells us why.