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Institutional Change and Output Growth in West Bengal Agriculture-End of Impasse

in West Bengal Agriculture End of Impasse Manoj Kumar Sanyal Pradip Kumar Biswas Samaresh Bardhan This article gives an account of West Bengal's agricultural performance for 1977-95 and examines the extent to which the end of 'agrarian impasse' can be attributed to the land reform measures carried out by the Left Front government, Introduction AGRICULTURE in West Bengal was mired in stagnation during the first three decades of the post-independence period. Boyce's estimates for the period 1949-80 set out 1.74 per cent annual growth (with no outlier dummies) in agricultural output which trailed far behind the rate of growth of population during his reference period.

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