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Crisis of Increasing Costs in Agriculture-Is There a Way Out

Is There a Way Out? M V Nadkarni The increasing costs, in the manufacturing sector have received considerable attention in recent years. But the situation in agriculture is no less serious. The output-input ratios are declining and costs per unit of output are increasing rapidly. The rate of growth in inputs per hectare has been more than double that of output. Clearly we are increasing the productivity of our land through a strategy which is proving to be increasingly costly reflecting the inherently unsustainable character of the increase in productivity.

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