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Published by Macmillan Publishers India in New Delhi .
Written in English


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StatementBhupinder Singh Hooda
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 403 p.
Number of Pages403
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25215146M
LC Control Number2012323502

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In India, total agricultural production has been increasing with the combined effect of growth in total cultivated areas and increases in the average yield per hectare of the various crops. Table reveals the trend in total agricultural production in India since independence. India’s production of food grains has been increasing every year, and India is among the top producers of several crops such as wheat, rice, pulses, sugarcane and cotton. It is the highest producer of milk and second highest producer of fruits and vegetables.   Its population has tripled, but food-grain production has more than quadrupled; there has thus been a substantial increase in available food-grain per capita. But more can be done. Crop yields in India are still just 30% to 60% of the best sustainable crop yields achievable in the farms of developed and other developing countries. Improving agricultural productivity is important in order to improve farmer incomes, and it requires increases in yield, better productivity through the efficient utilization of resources.

Nearly three-quarters of India’s families depend on rural incomes. The majority of India’s poor (some million people or about 70 percent) are found in rural areas. India’s food security depends on producing cereal crops, as well as increasing its production of fruits, vegetables and milk to meet the demands of a growing population. India is one of the world's largest producers of rice, including white rice and brown rice, grown mostly in the eastern and southern parts of the country. The Production increased from million tons in FY to million tons in year , a 39 percent increase over the decade. P AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE: A STUDY ON PROGRESS, ERFORMANCE, AND DETERMINANTS PAGE 64 JOURNAL OF EMERGING KNOWLEDGE ON EMERGING MARKETS TITUTE ORG agriculture. These confirm that Indian economy was a backward and agricultural based economy at the Cited by: 5. A analysis of India's agricultural growth from to by the Food and Agriculture Organization identified systemic problems in Indian agriculture. For food staples, the annual growth rate in production during the six-year segments –76, –82, –88, –, – were found to be respectively , , , 2.

agricultural production by usin g production function approach and verifies the results of decomposition of agricultural growth. This paper covered period from to The increase in agricultural production has an important impact on the economic development of a country. In India, the increase in the production of foodgrains has been given in table 2. It reveals from table 2, that in the last fifty two years food-grains production has increased by about more than three times. Recent approaches to agricultural production and food security have failed to reduce the absolute numbers of the food insecure or to ensure environmental sustainability. But the views on how to improve global food security vary greatly and tend to focus solely on increasing food production. There are five contrasting schools of thought: theFile Size: 84KB.   Come June, the most anticipated news in India is the arrival of monsoons and the promise it holds for the country's million farmers and million agricultural .