• S. K. Acharya
  • K. Pradhan
  • P. Choudhuri
  • A. B. Sharangi


There are three basic phases of agricultural growth and revolution and these are: inductive, stimulative and simulative. The inductive phase of agriculture is characterized with intensive crop production with a support from several basic critical inputs viz., the magic seed, the fertilizer and agrochemicals and irrigation water leading to the agrarian magnum opus called Green Revolution. This inductive phase has a clear thrust on highest possible production within shortest possible time and all done just to tackle the threat of famines, the growth of industry or to keep supply line well-loaded with food and fruits attuned to war field. In the second phase, subsidies and allied incentives were integrated with the production process so that the target farmers can be benefitted, empowered and ascribed with a sense of social dignity. This phase has been characterized with huge corporate social responsibility and incubation of agro-based small and big ventures to invite the inevitable transformation of green agriculture into a silvery agriculture. Here the value addition process took a quantum jump to generate a belligerent market for agri-horti products. The simulative phase of agricultural growth and development has been characterized with future projections, digitized configuration and precision production factors. It started and went functionally geared up during 1980s, 1990s and 2000 onwards. This has been the value addition genera, keeping focuses on and with branding, market segments, and value chain management, and inclusive growth takes place through a denial to the geographic, temporal and spatial barrier.


Food Security Gross Domestic Product Horticultural Crop Inclusive Growth Agricultural Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Acharya
    • 1
  • K. Pradhan
    • 2
  • P. Choudhuri
    • 3
  • A. B. Sharangi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture ExtensionBihan Chandra Krishi ViswavidyalayaMohanpur, NadiaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural ExtensionUttar Banga Krishi ViswavidyalayaPundibari, Cooch BeharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Vegetable and Spice CropsUttar Banga Krishi ViswavidyalayaPundibari, Cooch BeharIndia
  4. 4.Department of Spices & Plantation CropsBihan Chandra Krishi ViswavidyalayaMohanpur, NadiaIndia

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