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Status of Agricultural Development in Gujarat and India Since 2000

Behera, Deepak (2013): Status of Agricultural Development in Gujarat and India Since 2000. Published in: Agricultural Situation in India , Vol. 70, No. 7 (21 October 2013): pp. 7-15.

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This paper analyses the status of agricultural development in terms of growth rate of output and performance of various food & non-food crops from the year 2001-02 to 2010-11. Its primary interest is to compare the agricultural scenario of both Gujarat and India since 2000 because it has been asserted miracle performance of agriculture in Gujarat. There have been a structural shift of crops pattern form traditional to modern crops and production of cotton, rabi wheat, groundnut (commercial crops); fruits, vegetable and milk (high value products) grown rapidly. These crops performance has always better than India during the period but the fluctuation of state domestic product in agriculture is more in Gujarat as compared to India. The agricultural schemes that have been initiated in both Gujarat and India are based on same goals but it has proved to be beneficial in the case of Gujarat agriculture. This study has based on secondary source of information obtained from various governmental publications and existing literature.

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