A Decade of Agricultural Development in India by M. Shrinivasan, Bombay: Indian Institute of Asian Studies, November 1965. pp.169, Rs. 12.50 (Indian) or US$ 4.00. **************Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Development by Dr. D. L. Narayana. Bombay: Indian Institute of Asian Sudies, July 1966. pp.120, Rs. 10.00 (Indian) or US$ 3.00.

E. Clark

Abstract


Mr. Shrinivasan's book is mainly a compilation of data
concerning India's agricultural development during the first and second
five year plans (1951- to 1961). The major part of the book presents a
detailed description of the efforts that were made during the
fifties—particularly by the government—to develop agriculture and
improve the farmer's condition. The discussion is divided into seven
categories—technical, organizational, financial, demographic,
sociological, and capital formation. The data are comprehensive and well
presented. What is unfortunately lacking is an analysis of the relative
efficacy of the numerous measures taken. This question is of particular
interest now, since the predicted growth of the agriculture sector has
failed to materialize. Nevertheless, the book is a good concise, though
detailed, description of what occurred during this period and as such
should serve as a useful reference work for those interested in studying
India's agricultural problems

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v7i3pp.423-425

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