Unlocking the Potential of Agriculture in North-eastern Hill Region of India

Birthal, P S (2010) Unlocking the Potential of Agriculture in North-eastern Hill Region of India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65. pp. 329-343.

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Abstract

With rich land, abundant water and a favourable climate, hill agriculture in India's north-eastern region, comprising states like Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, has considerable potential to grow, and contribute towards improving farm incomes, enhancing food and nutrition security, reducing rural poverty and accelerating the overall economic growth of the region. Unfortunately the growth potential of hill agriculture has remained under-exploited due to lack of system-specific production technologies, poor infrastructure (transport, markets, processing) and underdeveloped institutions (credit, extension, information, insurance), notwithstanding the structural constraints imposed by difficult terrains, inaccessible habitations, diverse socio-cultural and agricultural typologies, and small, scattered and fragmented land holdings.

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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 06:23
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URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/153
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