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

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Agriculture and Rural Development in 1990s and Beyond-Redesigning Relations between State and Institutions of Development

Beyond Redesigning Relations between State and Institutions of Development Tushaar Shah In the India on the threshold of the 21st century, orthodox economic planning is unlikely to prepare the nation to meet the challenge of rapid agricultural and rural employment growth that it has failed to tackle so far. More is wrong with India than just the planning of her resource generation and allocation. What India needs to do most is to focus, above all else, on devising radical and innovative'strategies that can yield and sustain 5-7 per cent annual growth rate in the value of output of the agricultural sector; and recent experience suggests that in nations which have secured anywhere near such high growth rates, the state and its institutions of economic development have done more than just orthodox economic planning. This seemingly unachievable goal can be achieved, but only by redesigning the chemistry between the state and our institutions of economic development

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