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Returns to scale, farm size and productivity in Meerut district



Returns to scale, farm size and productivity in Meerut district



Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics 28(2): 43-49



The validity of the hypothesis of inverse relationship between farm size and productivity and returns to scale are examined in the context of recent technological developments taking place in India, with particular reference to the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. To examine the nature of returns to scale, a Cobb-Douglas type function was fitted to data from 120 selected farms in the district. The conclusion is that increasing returns to scale prevailed in the selected farms of the district.

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