A Delayed Revolution: Environment and Agrarian Change in India
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 239-250, 2007
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.
Keywords: Green Revolution, agricultural technology, economic history, South Asia
JEL Classification: N55, O13, O53, Q18, Q25Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 25, 2008
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