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Small Farming in Central India

P. Raghwan (Author)
Synopsis Farming is the first known and practiced profession of human species on earth. Tilling of soil and raising of crops became the first revolution of mankind in recorded history. In the modern age agriculture supplies raw. Material such as cotton, jute, sugarcane, etc. and ensures foodgrains and horticultural crops to a number of agrobased industries. Major partners of agricultural production in Indian economy are none else than the small farmers. They constitute the biggest ever class of people engaged in a particular operation throughout India in rural areas. Madhya Pradesh is one of the less-developed states in the Union of India. A study of its economy with particular reference to its lesspriviledged farming community will help understand better the condition of its counterpart in the neighbouring states also. For a general study of small and marginal farmers in the State as it has been attempted in the present work, the owners of a particulars size of land holdings and other parameters like extent of irrigation, level of annual income, etc. have been considered secondarily. The general scenario of agricultural development with special reference to the relative strength and weekness of this state vis-?-vis others in India has been dealt with in a chapter. In anther chapter the need for a suitable package deal has been suggested and analysed. The adaption of small family norms by small and marginal farmers in Madhya Pradesh has been emphasized. Other chapters deal with the necessity of land development by various ways and means, irrigation and cropping pattern, government’s role in the promotion of irrigation systems technology of bio-gas plant to the rural areas, merits and demerits of the present credit institutions. A suggestion has been given for bold departure from the current thinking and approach of the planners and administrators. The work concludes with presenting of some important criteria in the economics of small farming.
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About the author

P. Raghwan

Sir P. Raghwan is a high official in the administrative service of Madhya Pradesh. Besides his abilities as an administrator, Sri Raghwan has interest in a vast range of academic subjects. He has contributed a number of articles on socio-economic topics in research journals and news papers. His article “Self-employment in Rural Areas and Cenamatography” has earned him great acclaim among scholars. Jwara, a collection of research articles has been mostly editied by him. His published work is Sagar Virasat aur Vikas (1993)

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Title Small Farming in Central India
Author P. Raghwan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818561623X
length 183p., Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.