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

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Factors in Declining Crop Diversification

Agricultural production in Punjab has been characterised by a sharp decline in diversity in the cropping pattern and the emergence of wheat-rice specialisation over the past few decades. This declining diversity has serious repercussions in terms of overuse of natural resources, ecological problems and growing income risk. As diversity in the production pattern declines, variability in the gross value of production also increases.

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