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Structural Analysis of National Agricultural Research System in India

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 15 No. 3, 2019, 418-426
DOI: 10.5958/2322-0430.2019.00052.0
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Rakesh Sharma
Assistant Professor (Economics), Sachdeva Girls College, Gharuan, Kharar, Mohali-140413
Email: sharma82rakesh@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
This research paper has analysed the structure of National Agricultural Research System in India, thus covering wide issues ranging from agriculture R&D expenditure, its broad sectoral division, agriculture R&D intensity at All-India level as well as at state-level to the role of the private sector in research and extension. The findings highlight that during the decade of 1970-71 to 1979-80 the growth rate was the highest 11.04 per cent per annum. The results showed that during the period 2010-11, the two hilly states Himachal Pradesh (`1361.25) and Jammu & Kashmir (`1125.99) revealed the highest expenditure on agriculture research as per hectare whereas Uttar Pradesh (`1.67) and Rajasthan (`34.84) showed very low expenditure on agricultural R&D. The findings indicated there is need to increase the public sector dominates in the agricultural R&D. Therefore the government should emphasise on the improvement of public sector research efficiency.
Keywords
Agriculture, development, intensity, research.
JEL Codes
Q10, Q16, Q19.

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