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A delayed revolution: environment and agrarian change in India

Roy, Tirthankar (2007) A delayed revolution: environment and agrarian change in India. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 23 (2). pp. 239-250. ISSN 0266-903X

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Identification Number: 10.1093/icb/grm011


Slow growth of agricultural income has contributed to poor economic growth and poverty in India in modern times. The condition was weakened by Green Revolutions in the last third of the twentieth century. Conventional accounts attribute the stagnation to institutions created during colonial rule in India. This article suggests, instead, that it derived from an environmental constraint. The Green Revolutions succeeded partly because state aid enabled peasants to overcome the constraint in some regions.

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Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 17:00
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 14:13

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