State-led or market-led green revolution ? Role of private irrigation investment visa-vis local government programs in West Bengal ' s farm productivity growth ☆

@inproceedings{Bardhan2009StateledOM,
  title={State-led or market-led green revolution ? Role of private irrigation investment visa-vis local government programs in West Bengal ' s farm productivity growth ☆},
  author={Pranab K. Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee and Neha Kumar},
  year={2009}
}
This paper estimates respective roles of private investments in irrigation and local government programs (land reforms, extension services, and infrastructure investments) in the growth of farm productivity in West Bengal, India between 1981-95. Using a farm panel from a stratified random sample of farms from major agricultural districts of West Bengal, we find evidence that private investment in irrigation which reduced irrigation costs for farms played an important role in the growth process… CONTINUE READING