Production Performance of Indian Agriculture in the Era of Economic Reforms



Agriculture was the predominant sector of the Indian economy at the time of the independence. About 55 % of GDP came from agriculture and about 70 % of the workforce was engaged in this sector at that time. So the planners and policy-makers emphasized on improving the performance of the agriculture sector in the initial Five-Year Plans as they realized that overall development of vast majority of the people in the country and achievements of developmental goals such as reduction of unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and so on could not be fulfilled without it.


Production Performance Annual Growth Rate Economic Reform Wheat Production Major State 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkata India
  2. 2.Raja Birendra Chandra College (affiliated to University of Kalyani)MurshidabadIndia

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