ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Review of Agriculture

PRODUCTION of the major non-foodgrain crops in the Fourth Plan is expected to expand at a pace vastly faster than anything achieved in the past. The targets of output for 1973-74 imply compound annual rates of growth of 4,5 per cent per annum for oilseeds, 6 per cent for cotton and 3.5 per cent for jute. Since almost all of this increase will have to come from increased yields, it is relevant to mention that the compound rates of growth of pro-ductivity during the period 1949-50 to 1964-65 were 0.64 per cent per annum for oilseeds, 1.97 per cent for cotton and 0.52 per cent for jute. What is more, with one or two exceptions, there has been no technological

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