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Title: Performance of Crop Sector in Gujarat during High Growth Period: Some Explorations
Authors: Mehta, Niti
Authors (Email): Mehta, Niti (niti@spiesr.ac.in)
Keywords: Agricultural growth
crop sector
cropping pattern
Gujarat
JEL Codes: Q10
Q16
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The share of agricultural sector in Gujarat’s net domestic product has declined to less than one-fifth, indicating that the state economy is witnessing a structural transformation. Post-liberalization, cropping pattern has favoured wheat, cotton, spices, fruits, vegetables, floriculture and medicinal plants. Despite a secular decline in the share of agricultural sector and sharp fluctuations in its output and income, the decade of 2000s could mark a very high growth phase. Economywide gross domestic product had shown a structural break in 2002-03, giving credence to the notion that agricultural sector has been the driving force behind acceleration of the overall economic growth. After 2000-01, unprecedented increase in physical output and monetary value of crops has been attained. Adoption of high-yielding varieties of food crops and Bt cotton have been the main factors behind the revolutionary growth. However, factors responsible for fluctuations in output of these crops need a careful attention. Technological advancement needs to encompass a wider range of crops as to moderate negative deviations in output, and calls for a scientific approach to sustain the high growth trajectory.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/137372
Institution/Association: Agricultural Economics Research Review>Volume 25, Number 2, July-December 2012
Total Pages: 10
From Page: 195
To Page: 204
Collections:Volume 25, Number 2, July-December 2012

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