Status And Growth Performance Of Indian Agriculture- A Spatial And Temporal Analysis.
This paper sheds some light on the status of Indian agriculture over the past two decades (post 2000s). The attempt is to make a state-specific, spatial and temporal analysis of the growth of agricultural outputs and use of inputs in India. A state-specific and zone-wise as well as crop-specific analysis of agriculture sector is made based on secondary data. Further, the study attempts to examine the inter-state disparities (if any) in growth of gross cropped-area and yield of total food-grains in India. Also, we examine if there exists any state-specific or zone-specific disparity in irrigation, credit and fertilizer use in agriculture. On the basis of the observations, the study tries to identify the constraints as well as drivers for future growth in the agricultural sector of India.