Corpus ID: 153772029

The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India: Fertilizers and Electricity for Irrigation

@inproceedings{Birner2011ThePE,
  title={The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India: Fertilizers and Electricity for Irrigation},
  author={R. Birner and S. Gupta and N. Sharma},
  year={2011}
}
Agricultural policy reform is one of the major challenges facing India today. Such reform is required in order to reduce poverty through faster agricultural growth and to promote more sustainable use of natural resources while ensuring food security. Subsidy policies that promote the use of fertilizer and of electricity for groundwater irrigation are in particular need of reform. While subsidies for these two inputs played a crucial role in achieving India's Green Revolution, they have been… Expand
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