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Agricultural development in India since independence


, : Agricultural development in India since independence. The Indian economy and its performance since independence: 194-205

The post-independence performance of Indian agriculture is examined and the main challenges confronting the sector identified. There has been a rapid growth of Indian agriculture since independence, reflecting the importance accorded to the sector in various policy decisions. However, India is only marginally self-sufficient in food grains and is still a net importer of oilseeds. Distortions have been introduced into Indian agriculture by both technological and institutional factors.


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