ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Agricultural Development-Imperatives of Institutional Reform

Imperatives of Institutional Reform A Vaidyanathan This paper underscores the crucial importance of institutional reform, particularly in the domain of public systems, for sustained technical progress and output growth in agriculture. The scope for privatisation is limited in irrigation, research and extension and other infrastructure facilities. All of these will continue to be mainly the responsibility of the public sector. Unless the public sector's efficiency in mobilising resources and managing these facilities is vastly improved, trade and price policy reform will not make a significant difference to the pace of agricultural growth.

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