System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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Research Paper

The Evolution of Tractorization in India’s Low-Wage Economy: Key Patterns and Implications

Publisher: IFPRI

Despite the gloomy prospects for farm tractor use in India and the South Asia region depicted in studies from the 1970s and 1980s, over time the region’s farmers have adapted tractor technology innovatively and used it for many purposes. India now constitutes one of the largest tractor market in the world, but the intensity of tractor use varies widely across its states. This study reviews the evolution of tractor use in India in the past few decades, and supplements this with a panel model analysis using factors associated with state-level tractor density growth.

Author(s): Madhusudan Bhattarai, P. K. Joshi, R. S. Shekhawa, Hiroyuki Takeshima | Views(58) | Download (20)

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