Changing Crop Production Cost in India: Input Prices, Substitution and Technological Effects

  title={Changing Crop Production Cost in India: Input Prices, Substitution and Technological Effects},
  author={S. K. Srivastava and Ramesh Chand and Jaspal Singh},
  journal={Agricultural Economics Research Review},
The study has examined economics of crop cultivation at the aggregate level over the past 25 years, identified sources of cost escalation and evaluated the effects of factor prices, substitution and technological effects on the production cost. The results reveal that a disproportionate change in gross return vis-a-vis cost resulted in varying rate of return from crop enterprise during the past 25 years. During 2007–08 to 2014–15, the average cost inflation reached the highest level of 13 per… 

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