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

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Disparity in Income in Context of HYV

B K Chowdhury It has been suggested that the high-yielding varieties programme not only leads to and sustains unbalanced growth among the different regions but also widens the income disparity among the farming population of the same region as between the large and small farmers. This happens because the HYV programme favours the promising and developing regions in which the necessary infrastructure for steady growth already exists, and because, within the regions thus marked for growth, the small farmers are less well-endowed compared to the large farmers to take on the new technology.

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