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Patterns and Determinants of Agricultural Growth in the Two Punjabs

Patterns and Determinants of Agricultural Growth in the Two Punjabs

India and Pakistan are moving towards an era of mutual understanding and economic cooperation. East Punjab in India and west Punjab in Pakistan form the core regions of agriculture in these countries. Though both these Punjabs inherited, by and large, the same kind of resource endowments, the growth performance and its associated problems differed over time due to different set of policies followed in two countries/states. This paper reviews the growth performance in both Punjabs and tries to bring out its determinants. It also tries to delineate the areas of economic cooperation between the two Punjabs to accelerate the pace of economic growth by mutually benefiting from each other's experience.

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