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Agricultural Productivity Trends in India: Sustainability Issues


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  • Kumar, Praduman
  • Mittal, Surabhi


The sustainability issue of the crop productivity is fast emerging. The post-Green Revolution phase is characterized by high input-use and decelerating total factor productivity growth (TFPG). The agricultural productivity attained during the 1980s has not been sustained during the 1990s and has posed a challenge for the researchers to shift the production function upward by improving the technology index. It calls for an examination of issues related to the trends in the agricultural productivity, particularly with reference to individual crops grown in the major states of India. Temporal and spatial variations of TFPG for major crops of India have also been examined.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) in its journal Agricultural Economics Research Review.

Volume (Year): 19 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2006 ()

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:57779

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Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy;


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  1. Surabhi Mittal & Sanjay Gandhi & Gaurav Tripathi, . "Socio-Economic Impact of Mobile Phones on Indian Agriculture," Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi Working Papers 246, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India.
  2. Surabhi Mittal & Sanjay Gandhi & Gaurav Tripathi, 2012. "Socio-Economic Impact of Mobile Phones on Indian Agriculture," EABER Working Papers 23188, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  3. Murali, Palanichamy & Balakrishnan, Raghupathy & Puthira Prathap, Duraisamy & Karpagam, Chidambara & Govindaraj, Gurrappa Naidu, 2012. "Productivity Improvement in Sugarcane Farming in Tamil Nadu (India): Parametric and Non-Parametric Analysis," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126346, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Suresh, A., 2013. "Technical Change and Efficiency of Rice Production in India: A Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Approach," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 26(2013).
  5. Kumar, Praduman & Shinoj, P. & Raju, S.S. & Kumar, Anjani & Rich, Karl M. & Msangi, Siwa, 2010. "Factor Demand, Output Supply Elasticities and Supply Projections for Major Crops of India," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 23(1).
  6. Kumar, Praduman & Joshi, P.K. & Birthal, Pratap Singh, 2009. "Demand Projections for Foodgrains in India," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 22(2).


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