• Neha Mathur Assistant Professor Lakshmibai College University of Delhi


Agricultural R&D, ICAR, TFP, Public sector, Private sector


This paper looks into a generally overlooked area in agriculture sector which is agricultural R&D and tries to understand the evolving objectives, agendas, structure, shortcomings and ways to advance the agricultural research scenario in India. It also attempts to bring focus on analytical studies measuring the benefits of research on Total factor productivity growth in major crops in the agriculture sector. This is primarily fundamental in the face of the ongoing debate in policy circles which interrogates the effectiveness and role of research to the agricultural sector growth.


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How to Cite

Neha Mathurq. (2017). UNDERSTANDING INDIAN AGRICULTURAL R&D. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(5). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/950