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Cereal Consumption, Production, and Prices in West Pakistan

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  • G. C. HUFBAUER

    (Planning and Development Board, West Pakistan.)

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, several Punjab Settlement Officers attempted to estimate food consumption rates. Theseestimates, based on direct observation and ad hoc guesses, were made partly out of academic curiosity, but more urgently, as an aid in establishing the land revenue (i.e., tax) rates. The pre-1926 estimates are summarized in Table I, expressed in pounds of wheat and other foodgrain consumption per person per year!. Broadly speaking, the later, more systemtic observers (e.g., Sir Ganga Ram and C. B. Barry), found lower consumption levels than the earlier observers. It was generally accepted that the rural populace ate better than urban dwellers.

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  • G. C. Hufbauer, 1968. "Cereal Consumption, Production, and Prices in West Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 8(2), pages 288-306.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:8:y:1968:i:2:p:288-306
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