Agricultural Scenario and Strategies for Development: The Case of Bihar

14 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2015

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Krishna M. Singh

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University

R. K. Singh

ICAR-RCER, Patna

Abhay Kumar

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Mohar Singh Meena

ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region (ICAR-RCER)

Brajesh Shahi

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Department of Soil Science

Date Written: October 8, 2015

Abstract

Agriculture is at the core of Bihar’s economy, employing 77% of the workforce and generating 35% of the state domestic product. With 88% of the state’s poor living in rural areas, improving agricultural performance and related rural non-farm activity is critical for improving livelihoods and reducing poverty. Major crops grown in Bihar are rice, wheat, maize, gram, red gram, sugarcane, potato & other vegetables. However, the agricultural sector in Bihar is plagued with numerous, and well known, constraints and problems. The present paper discusses the issues plaguing the agricultural sector in Bihar state, India and talks about the possible strategic interventions to make the best use of available resources adopting a multi-pronged strategy of development. It also talks about the area specific problems and suggests ways and means to tackle them.

Keywords: India, Bihar, Agricultural sector, Development strategies

JEL Classification: O13, O32, Q1, Q18

Suggested Citation

Singh, Krishna M. and Singh, Ram Kewal and Kumar, Abhay and Meena, Mohar Singh and Shahi, Brajesh, Agricultural Scenario and Strategies for Development: The Case of Bihar (October 8, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2673372 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2673372

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Ram Kewal Singh

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Abhay Kumar

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) ( email )

Krishi Bhavan
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India

Mohar Singh Meena

ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region (ICAR-RCER) ( email )

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India
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Brajesh Shahi

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Department of Soil Science ( email )

Krishi Bhavan
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road
Bangalore
India

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