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Agricultural mechanization in Gujarat
The growth of agricultural implements used in Gujarat was examined on the basis of Livestock Census data of 1951, 56, 61, 66, 72. The total power now available on Gujarat farms comes to 0.6 hp/hect; if pumping sets are ...
Agricultural sector and Growth Rates of NNP, 1950-51 to 1975-76
This paper focuses on the rates of growth of total net national product (NNP) and NNP originating from the agricultural sector vis-a-vis the non-agricultural sector. It is based on time series of NNP at 1960-61 prices for ...
Energy price impact modelling in agriculture sector
This paper surveys the voluminous literature on energy price impacts studies; both types of impacts and techniques used to estimate them are reviewed in detail. Different types of energy price impacts are classified into ...
Engineering the agriculture in Kutch: Fodder Factory -1
This paper discusses the concept of controlled environment agriculture which may be necessary to bring arid areas like Kutch under production.
Inter-sectoral Terms of Trade and Aggregate Supply Response in Gujarat and Indian Agriculture
In this paper we empirically investigate the role of inter-sectoral terms of trade in determining the growth performance of agriculture in Gujarat and All India during the period 1960-2011. Terms of trade reflects price ...
Crop, Conservation, Creativity and Collaboration
Participatory plant breeding has attracted lot of attention in the recent past. However, most of the time, farmers’ involvement has been restricted to selections from the material generated by plant breeders as a part of ...
Indigenous Knowledge and Innovations for Managing Resources, Institutions and Technologies Sustainably: A Case of Agriculture, Medicinal Plants and Biotechnology
Communities living close to nature invariably evolve a language to understand and interpret the variations and discontinuities in nature. A flower of new colour, an unusually tall plant, an unseasonal germination or an ...
Process, People, Power and Conflict: Some Lessons from a Participatory Policy Process in Andhra Pradesh, India
A large body of empirical literature highlights the need for stakeholder participation within the context of policy change and democratic governance. This makes intuitive sense and may appear to be a straightforward process ...
Corporate Farming in India: Is it Must for Agricultural Development?
Indian agriculture is under policy reforms for some time now. One of the issues it faces is that of lack of viability of smaliholdings and lack of international competitiveness of its produce. In this regard, new initiatives ...