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Analysis of growth, distributional pattern and density of tractors in India with special reference to Punjab

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Vanusha Baregal and D.K.Grover

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 307) Last page : ( 314)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00140.2

Analysis of Growth, Distributional Pattern and Density of Tractors in India with Special Reference to Punjab

Baregal Vanusha*, Grover D.K.
Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

*Corresponding author’s email: vanushabaregal@live.com

JEL Codes: B23, C22, C35, O33

Online published on 13 June, 2016.

Abstract
Tractors form an integral part of farm mechanisation and have a crucial role to play in increasing agricultural productivity. Owing to the changing dynamics globally and nationally present study was conducted to analyse the growth, distributional pattern and density of tractors in India and Punjab. The examination of compound growth rates revealed the rate of growth of tractors was higher during Period-I (1974–75 tol994-95) as compared to Period-II (1995–96 to 2010–11) both in the country as well as in the state. Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat had the highest concentration of tractors. Thetractor density i.e. number of tractors per thousand hectares of net area sown in the country was observed to be 35.74 in 2009–10 whereas in Punjab it wasll2.57in 2010–11.

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