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

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Systems, Varietal Diversity, Growth and Sustainability

Rice Production in Punjab

This paper looks at the various issues related to the huge expansion of rice cultivation in Punjab since the 1970s, and its environmental and ecological implications, such as falling yields and water tables and stagnant production. Based on a survey of farmers, the paper analyses the parameters of production, extending it to estimate the affordable area under rice cultivation from the point of view of sustainability.

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