Technical Efficiency of Major Food and Cash Crops in Karnataka (India)

K P Kalirajan, M J Bhende
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Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics; Apr-Jun 2007; 62, 2;

Among the important issues debated in the current phase pertaining to the agricultural sector include the expectations about the next technological phase and the efficiency parameters during the current phase. Growing population as well as income enhances the demand for agricultural products and there is no scope for expanding land frontiers and further there is increasing trend of diversion of cultivable land for nonagricultural purposes (Deshpande and Bhende, 2003). The only option remained to increase agricultural production is through adoption of improved technology and …