Critical Study of Agricultural Productivity in Uttar Pradesh 1951-1975

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  • Author :Som Nath Pandit
  • Year of Publication :1983
  • ISBN: :9788170221357
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: IX, 154
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Economics, Geography

About the Book :

Economists, sociologists, political thinkers, planners, and administrators alike hold the view that the economic development of India depends ultimately on the agricultural development. Keeping in view the magnitude of population and vastness of area the economic development of Uttar Pradesh has an important role to play in the economic development of the country. In the economic development of the state the role of agricultural development is decisive. In this book an attempt has been made by the author to study both analytically and graphically the broad trends in area, production and productivity of principle crops in the state. The author has made a gigantic effort in presenting time series data on the various variables used in the study. For studying supply response of important crops like rice, wheat and sugarcane the well known Nerlovian Lag Adjustment Model has been used. The price response of sugarcane alone has turned out to be positive. Besides studying cropping pattern a survey of land use pattern also has been made. On the basis of population projections rough estimates of future availability of various food grains has also been attempted. Important policy decisions with respect to farm production need special mention: (i) the emphasis is to be laid on vertical expansion of land and (ii) there is need for developing a farm technology which keeps the farms permanently under crops.

About Author :

Som Nath Pandit obtained his Post-graduate degree in Economic Statistics from Delhi University. During his Post-graduate studies in 1963-65 at Delhi School of Economics he completed a dissertation on "Manpower Planning in the Punjab". During the training programme in Research Methodology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi in 1967 he completed an investigation, "Education and Economic Growth: State wise Analysis." He was associated with the compilation of estimates cf income of Jammu and Kashmir State in 1966. During 1967-68 he was on the research staff of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and was associated with the Project "Projections for Agricultural Commodities". Since 1968 he has been on the teaching staff of D. A. V. (Postgraduate) College, Bulandshahr affiliated to Meerut University and has been teaching Economics to B.A. and M.A. classes. He is an active member of the Indian Economic Association. He has a number of research articles to his credit. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics by Meerut University in 1981 for his present research work. Besides his academic achievements Dr. Pandit has a keen interest in social work in rural areas. He organised a free Eye Camp in 1981 in Jwal Khera, a village in Bulandshahr (U.P.).