This volume packs very comprehensive vistas of agricultural development in India and the States of India. There is inter-State profile of the uses of physical and financial inputs and of the ‘production’, ‘physical yields’, ‘value-productivity’, ‘outputs’ and ‘profitabilities’. There are brief profiles of State agriculture. The cropping patterns of the past, present and future (agro-climatic zonal planning) are examined.
There is comprehensive examination of the land-use pattern, wastelands, land reforms, operational holdings and land development. Various elasticities and efficiency measures have been examined even with international norms. The book also deals with the positions regarding stock-pilling and food security. The discussion ends with the logical inclusion of the public distribution system and nutritional position in India. Readers can ‘construct’ a comprehensive profile of their own State and then compare the position with other States.