ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Land Reforms and Agriculture

The spectacular growth in agricultural production in West Bengal in the 1980s was preceded by a programme of land reforms launched by the state government. This redistributive operation created a favourable ambience that enabled agriculture to thrive. Productivity growth in the 1990s decelerated after that initial spurt. In order to reverse the decline, the state now needs to complete the process of agrarian reforms, and beef up its agricultural infrastructure.

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