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Spatial Pattern of Agricultural Development in India

in India G S Bhalla D S Tyagi With the adoption of new seed fertiliser technology, agriculture in major parts of India has undergone a significant transformation. The yield levels of some crops have experienced phenomenal rise, thereby accelerating the growth of agricultural output in states where these crops constitute an important component of the cropping pattern. Whereas to begin with, during 1962-65 to 1970-73, the green revolution was confined to only a few northwestern states, it seems to have gradually extended to many other parts of India during the seventies, though this extension is still much too narrowly confined. This paper seeks to study the spatial pattern of agricultural growth in the country, taking 19 major crops which account for 82 to 90 per cent of both area and value of output in the different states. Also discussed are the changes in male agricultural worker productivity THE main purpose of this paper is to highlight the spatial pattern of the levels and growth in agricultural output in the country, as also the variations in labour productivity at the state level In the case of foodgrains, the analysis is based on the comparison between the quinquennia ending major crops, the analysis is based on the

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