ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Package Programme An Appraisal

The Package Programme has been an important part of the development effort in Indian agriculture for more than five years. The genesis of the Programme is too well known to merit a detailed discussion. In summary, it arose out of the belief that by the mid-1960's, the gap between consumption needs and production was in danger of widening to a critical extent and that a more intensive programme, in which inputs and efforts would be concentrated on areas with potentially high response, was at least a part of the answer to this problem. Hence the selection of the seven original IADP districts to be followed at a later date by nine more districts.Over the period of operation of the programme, agricultural production on a national scale has been disappointing.It is, therefore, appropriate to examine the Programme in terms of its past achievements and potential for the future. 

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