Agriculture, Where does the problem lie?
Once Gunnar Murdyl, the Nobel Laureate had stated that it is the agriculture sector which decides if the battle for long term economic development will be won. This is absolutely true for a developing country like India. Despite its share decreasing in GDP (54% in 1960-61 to 23% in 2004-05), agriculture still remains the backbone of the Indian economy. Without its growth, it is futile to think of a high GDP growth rate of the country. Agriculture is still a provider of wage goods like food, fibre and fuel and also provider of raw material for a large number of industries. Agriculture boosts the economy through backward and forward linkages. It provides livelihood to over 60% of the population. And in India it also provides a cushion for the ratio between the urban and rural income.” Being such an important sector of the economy it can not be ignored or neglected. The present study is an attempt to analyze the growth of agriculture sector during the pre and post reform period as well as identify the most important factors that determine its growth performance.
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