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Mark Rosegrant. 1994. ‘Productivity and Sources of Growth for Rice in India’, Economic and Political Weekly, 29 (53): pp. 183–88. Norton, George, W. Philip, G. Pardey and Julian M. Alston. 1992. ‘Economic Issues in Agricultural Research Priority’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 74 (1): pp. 38–45. Rosegrant W. E. Evenson. 1994. ‘Total Factor Product of Long-term Growth in Indian Agriculture’, Paper presented at IFPRI/Indian Agricultural Research Institute Workshop on Agricultural Growth in India, New Delhi, India.

Chengappa and Aldas Janaiah concept, which implies an index of output per unit of total factor inputs, measures these shifts in output appropriately, holding all inputs constant (Kumar and Mruthunjaya, 1992). The crop varieties and technology relating to non-varieties developed and released by the two SAUs for major field crops were cross tabulated for three periods namely, 1970–71 to 1979–80; 1980–81 to 1989–90 and 1990–91 to 1994–95 to assess the period and discipline-wise performance. Input Saving Effect of Technology A simple way to assess the impact of technology on the state’s agriculture is to estimate the amount of land saved due to yield-augmenting technology in the form of improved productivity realized by the crops.

No. Crops 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Period I (1970–71 to 1979–80) Rice Jowar Ragi Red gram Groundnut Sunflower Cotton Sugarcane Total 255 196 164 66 144 97 161 61 1144 Period II (1980–81 to 1989–90) 329 219 161 155 164 154 155 76 1413 Period III Overall Period (1990–91 to (1970–71 to 1994–95) 1994–95) 193 121 91 108 122 97 103 45 880 777 536 416 329 430 348 419 182 3437 Source: Annual Reports of SAUs; UAS, Bangalore and UAS, Dharwad. 30 100 Agronomy Genetics and Plant Breeding Crop Physiology Entomology Plant Pathology Agricultural Microbiology Agricultural Engineering Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry Seed Technology Total 1.

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