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Agricultural Growth and Crop Diversification in India with Focus on Gujarat

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 95-103
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-105
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Vandana K. Pawar1 and S.S. Kalamkar
1Ph.D. Scholar (Economics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar-388 120 (Gujarat) and Director and Professor, Agro-Economic Research Centre, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar-288 120 (Gujarat)
Corresponding author’s email: vandana_tina@yahoo.co.in

ABSTRACT
The study was to analyze the trends and patterns of agriculture growth and production in India with a special focus on the Gujarat state. It is well proved that the new and improved technology helped India in achieving a substantial increase in food production in a short period and brought the country close to attaining food self-sufficiency by the early 1980s. However, the slow growth of agriculture recorded in recent years was a matter of concern among the policymakers, as agricultural growth played a crucial role in improving rural employment, reducing rural poverty and brings stability in the economy. Gujarat is one of the fastest growing states of India. Gujarat agriculture showed significant changes in the last three decades. The results revealed that the agriculture production of major crops increased over time. The agriculture development of Gujarat has increased after the 2000s due to effective agricultural policy relating to irrigation, electrification, research, and fertiliser consumption, etc.

Keywords
Agricultural growth, agricultural policy, crop diversification.

JEL Codes
Q10, Q12, Q15, Q18.

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