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Adoption of Resource Conservation Technologies in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India: Scouting for Profitability and Efficiency

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  • Singh, N.P.
  • Singh, R.P.
  • Kumar, Ranjit
  • Vashist, A.K.
  • Khan, Farida
  • Varghese, Nisha

Abstract

This study has evaluated the superiority of resource conservation technologies (RCTs) over conventional methods of cultivation and has identified the factors influencing adoption of these technologies. It has provided succinct evidences from four states — Bihar, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh — by comparing the adopters and non-adopters of RCTs in the rice-wheat cropping system of the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. The study has highlighted superiority of RCTs over the conventional practices in terms of cost saving and efficient inputs-use. However, there is a need to internalize the RCTs in their totality by applying plans and strategies based on local dynamics. The study has suggested the need of policy formulations for dissemination and wider adoption of these technologies.

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  • Singh, N.P. & Singh, R.P. & Kumar, Ranjit & Vashist, A.K. & Khan, Farida & Varghese, Nisha, 2011. "Adoption of Resource Conservation Technologies in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India: Scouting for Profitability and Efficiency," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 24(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:109410
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    1. Ranjan Roy & Ngai Weng Chan & Stefanos Xenarios, 2016. "Sustainability of rice production systems: an empirical evaluation to improve policy," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 18(1), pages 257-278, February.

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    Keywords

    Resource conservation technologies; Economic efficiency; DEA approach; RCTs; Indo-Gangetic Plains; Wheat; Rice; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q30; Q34; Q32;

    JEL classification:

    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q34 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Natural Resources and Domestic and International Conflicts
    • Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development

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