Agricultural reform and productivity: some important lessons to be learnt from West Bengal's "Operation Barga".
01 Jan 1996-pp 19-42
About: The article was published on 1996-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 2 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Agrarian reform & Productivity.
01 Jan 2005
TL;DR: In this article, the authors analyse the basic reason behind the relatively rapid growth of those crops and try to analyze the basic reasons behind the growth of these crops in West Bengal during the post-Green Revolution period.
Abstract: Agricultural development in West Bengal during the post-Green Revolution period is associated with diverse changes in cropping pattern Cropping pattern in terms of acreage allocation has changed largely in favour of boro rice, potato and mustard The changes in cropping pattern may be due to various reasons This present paper tries to analyse the basic reason behind the relatively rapid growth of those crops
TL;DR: In this article, Kumbhakar et al. used Factor Augmentation (FA) approach to visualize technical change within a Factor Augmenting approach to disentangle different factor contributions to overall technical change.
Abstract: Productivity growth is essential for economic enhancement of any country. However it is empirically quite perplexing to estimate it. The standard practice is to estimate productivity changes by incorporating a time trend within the production function (Baltagi and Griffin 1988; Kumbhakar and Hesmati 1996; Stevenson 1980 among others). This provided a measure of overall technical change often coined as Total Factor Productivity (TFP). However the problem with TFP is its inability to decompose into various factors specific effects. The alternative is to visualize technical change within a Factor Augmenting (FA) approach (Beckmann and Sato, 1969; Sato and Beckmann, 1969; Kumbhakar, 2002, 2004). This approach enables us to disentangle different factor contributions to overall technical change. Applying the methodology to the Indian state of West Bengal reveals a lopsided technical change with sufficient amount of surplus labour and inefficient capital use. Serious policy action is necessary to remedy this situation.
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