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A Study on the Extent of Crop Diversification in West Bengal

  • S. Maji
  • A. Jha Chakraborty
  • B. K. Bera
  • A. K. Nandi
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Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Abstract

This chapter reveals that the agricultural sector in West Bengal has been gradually undergoing diversification in favour of high valued food crops like potato, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables. However, the pace of diversification has not been as fast as needed for speeding up of growth in agriculture, and the pattern of diversification in the state is due to expansion effect.

Keywords

Substitution Effect Expansion Effect Herfindahl Index Entropy Index Crop Diversification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Maji
    • 1
  • A. Jha Chakraborty
    • 1
  • B. K. Bera
    • 1
  • A. K. Nandi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsBidhan Chandra Krishi ViswavidyalayaMohanpur, NadiaIndia

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