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

Growth of Productivity in Indian Agriculture-Some Unfinished Components of Dharm Narain s Work

Some Unfinished Components of Dharm Narain's Work C G Ranade In his pioneering article on the sources of growth of agricultural productivity during 1952-53 to 1972-73 in India, the late Dharm Narain had shown that in the period prior to the Green Revolution, the locational shift of crops had significantly contributed to growth along with the cropping pattern effect, while in the latter period it was the pure yield effect which was mainly responsible for growth. There are, however, anomalies in the data used by him. With the data corrected for the anomalies one gets an exactly opposite result. An extension of his work for the period upto 1982-83 suggests that locational shifts in fact became important in the post-Green Revolution period as area under short duration rice varieties expanded in Punjab and Haryana.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top