ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UP in Wake of Green Revolution

SOME books are dull to read but useful. Ajit Kumar Singh's Agricultural Development and Rural Poverty falls in this category. Basically it is a compilation of all the available government statistics, mostly macro-level but including some from micro-level farm management studies, on agriculture and rural class structure in Uttar Pradesh in the last decades. Though Singh takes a relatively uncritical attitude towards the quality of these statistics and makes no attempt to test any overall 'models', the very completeness and variety of the material itself is useful. And since much of the statistics are given with regional and district specifications, the study provides a useful data-base from which to begin an analysis of such current social-political phenomenon as Mahendra Singh Tikait's Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU)

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