Green Revolution and economic disparity: An overview


Joginder Singh, Satinderbir Kaur and Swati Joshi



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 60) Last page : ( 66)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412.

Green revolution and economic disparity: An overview

Singh Joginder1, Kaur Satinderbir, Joshi Swati
Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, Ludhiana


JEL Classification: D31, O15

Online published on 1 August, 2013.
As an important macro-economic parameter, income distribution has significant impact on various other social and economic variables. As witnessed elsewhere too, the disparities are bound to be effected with the economic growth. Likewise, Green Revolution in Punjab had significantly impacted inequalities within farm sector. The resourceful farmers gained more; the landless labour shared the minimum benefits due to increased seasonality in operations, mechanization and in-migration of labour from other states. Gains to middlemen classes were even gigantic while funding for oncoming research and development is seriously suffering.