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Title: Water Scarcity and Declining Trend in Yield in Foodgrains Production of India
Authors: Sasmal, Joydeb
Keywords: ground water
excess depletion
government support
natural conditions
unsustainable growth
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal , India
Series/Report no.: Vidyasagar University Journal of Economics;Vol 17 [2012-13]
Abstract: India has achieved remarkable success in foodgrains production in the last four decades largely banking on tube-well irrigation. But the country is experiencing a declining trend in the growth rate in yield in recent years. This paper demonstrates theoretically how excess depletion and under utilization of ground water make water scarcity a serious constraint to future growth in agriculture. Using time series econometric analysis based on Indian data it establishes that there is meaningful long-run relationship between tube-well irrigation, fertilizer use and productivity growth in agriculture and it explains the declining trend in the growth rate in yield in terms of declining growth rate in tube-well irrigation.
ISSN: 09758003
Appears in Collections:Vidyasagar University Journal of Economics Vol. XVII [2012-13]

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