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

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Trends in Farm Land Prices in Haryana

Mohinder Kumar IN a recently published article (EPW, September 28,1996) Kailas Sarap has drawn some interesting conclusions about the behaviour of farm land prices in Haryana during 1960-91 which approximately corresponds with the green revolution period. He has concluded that farm land prices in Haryana (1) did not rise during the decade of 1960s; (2) rose only moderately during the 1970s; and (3) started rising again after the mid-1980s. These conclusions he seems to have drawn from his graphic presentation of farm land prices. His conclusions, therefore, are merely impressionistic and may not be very reliable. He seems to have done no systematic statistical analysis of the trend, as the results of any such analysis are not reported by him in the paper. Only a systematic statistical analysis of time series data can reveal the nature of trends in farm land prices in Haryana during the three sub-periods between 1960 and

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