This Book Is A Work On The Development Of Agriculture In India In Regional Perspective. On The Basis Of The Agrarian System Prevalent In The British India, The Agricultural Economy Of The Country Has Been Divided Into Four Regions, Namely, Zamindari, Ryotwari, Mahalwari And Jagirdari. The Level Of Agricultural Development In The Different Region In The Country Has Been Expressed In Terms Of Agricultural Efficiency Represented By The Composite Index Based On The Total Vector Of Five Indicators, Namely, Crop Intensity, Irrigation Intensity, Per Agricultural Worker Availability Of Net Area Sown, Percent Of Commercial Crops In Gross Cropped Areas, And Per Unit Area Productivity, Each Indicator Having Different Values Across The State/Region. The Index Has Been Constructed Taking The All India Corresponding Figures Equal To 100. The Agricultural Inputs Like Irrigation, Better Seeds, Manures, Fertilisers, Land Reclamation, Improved Agricultural Implements Etc. Play Vital Role In Increasing The Agricultural Efficiency. The Regression Coefficients Of Index Of Agricultural Efficiency On Indices Of Area Under Irrigation, Per Hectare Availability Of Institutional Credit, Per Hectare Consumption Of Fertilisers, Area Under Hyvs, Pesticides Consumption And Tractorisation Have Been Found Positive And Statistically Significant. Growing Regional Imbalances In The Agricultural Development Can Be Corrected Only By Bringing About Far Reaching Changes In The Strategy Of Development. The Situation Demands A Shift In The National Allocation Of Funds And Projects In Favour Of The Poorer Regions, Alongwith A Radical Change In The Order Of Development Priorities. The Book Will Be Useful To Researcher, Scholars, Students In The Field Of Agriculture, Commerce, Economics, Geography, History, And Allied Subjects And Also To Planners And Policy Makers.
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