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Profitability of HYV Paddy Cultivation

Shyamal Roy Rice is India's most important foodgrain crop, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of total foodgrain production. The success of the Green Revolution and the achievement of the Fourth Plan's foodgrains targets will, therefore, depend to a large extent on whether or not a major transformation takes place in rice production. A primary condition for such transformation is that the area under HYV paddy be pushed up substantially.

Fertiliser Application on High-Yielding Varieties

Shyamal Roy Application of chemical fertilisers was confined till recently to one or two major foodgrain crops and a few commercial crops raised mainly under irrigation. The reasons for such restricted use were partly economic and partly sociological The earlier varieties of crops were not very responsive to fertiliser application, and the crop-fertiliser price ratios were generally unfavourable so that returns on fertiliser application were not attractive.
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