Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125553
Authors: 
Singh, Nirvikar
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, UC Santa Cruz Economics Department 731
Abstract: 
Fifty years ago, Punjab embarked on its famous Green Revolution, leading the rest of India in that innovation, and becoming the country's breadbasket. Now its economy and society are struggling by relative, and sometimes even absolute, measures. Using the original Green Revolution as a benchmark, this paper discusses five areas of challenge and promise for a new round of agricultural innovation in Punjab. These are: complexity of the agricultural economy, complementary inputs such as infrastructure, switching costs (including risks), balancing frontier innovation and adaptation, and the relative roles of the public and private sectors.
Subjects: 
Punjab
agriculture
innovation
switching costs
infrastructure
JEL: 
O30
Q10
P16
P26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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