Some imperatives of the green revolution: technical efficiency and ownership of inputs in Indian agriculture

Raghbendra Jha, Mark J Rhodes

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    Abstract

    This paper attempts to ascertain the requirements (in terms of ownership of factors of production) for successful adaptation to the Green Revolution in Indian agriculture. We estimate stochastic production frontiers for wheat in two Indian states: Haryana (which has been significantly affected by the Green Revolution) and Madhya Pradesh (where the Green Revolution has had much less effect). In Haryana, but not in Madhya Pradesh, huger farm size and ownership of land and machines positively influence technical efficiency, Thus, with the Green Revolution advancing, land consolidation and vesting of clear ownership rights of land and capital with farmers becomes important.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-64
    JournalAgricultural and Resource Economics Review
    VolumeApril 1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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