SOME IMPERATIVES OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION: TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND OWNERSHIP OF INPUTS IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

This paper attempts to ascertain the requirements (in terms of ownership of factors of production) for successful adaptation to the Green Revolution in Indian agriculture. We estimate stochastic production frontiers for wheat in two Indian states: Haryana (which has been significantly affected by the Green Revolution) and Madhya Pradesh (where the Green Revolution has had much less effect). In Haryana, but not in Madhya Pradesh, larger farm size and ownership of land and machines positively influence technical efficiency. Thus, with the Green Revolution advancing, land consolidation and vesting of clear ownership rights of land and capital with farmers becomes important.


Issue Date:
1999-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31488
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 28, Number 1
Page range:
57-64
Total Pages:
8




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