The Rural Economy of India
Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/rvtr61

The Rural Economy of India

1926

Premium

Summary

In India the economist is lacking in appreciation of the scientific as contrasted with the commercial side of forestry and the indirect advatages of the former to the country ; while the alimportant subject of wells canals and waterways has been the monopoly of the engineer. [...] The prosperity of the peasant in the canal colonies of the Punjab in the alluvial plains of Eastern Bengal and in the coast strips in the South show what the Indian cultivator can do. [...] Such regions are to be found on mountain plateaux like those of West and Central Asia on the higher lands of the mountain valleys or of the river valleys at the edge of the plateaux where altitude makes the land unsuitable for agriculture or on the steppes of the temperate and the tundras of the colder latitudes. [...] The more fertile the land the greater the increase of population and the smaller the subdivision of the holding. [...] This attitude may be seen in every phase of his opertions—in the growing of two crops often to the detrment of the main crop—in the habit of sowing mixed crops to the despair of the statistician—in his preference for hardy if low-yielding varieties and in the land system in the distribution of the different classes of land so as to secure at least one crop in the year.

Pages
281
SARF Document ID
sarf.143815
Published in
United States
Title Pages Author/Editor
Cover i-i Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Frontmatter i-vi Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Preface vii-xi Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter I Study of Rural Economics 1-7 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter II Geography of Agriculture 8-23 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter III Economy of Small Farming 24-56 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter IV Organisation of Agriculture 57-82 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter V Agriculture and Population 83-104 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter VI Robery of the Soil 105-119 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter VII Permanent Agriculture 120-140 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter VIII Crime Against Tree and Water 141-162 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter IX Use and Abuse of Water 163-191 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter X Regional Balance of Occupations 192-202 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter XI Famine 203-214 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter XII Equilibrium of Village and City 215-229 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter XIII Revival of Cottage Industries 230-237 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Chapter XIV Rural Reconstruction 238-250 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Index 251-262 Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

By the same Author i-vi Radhakamal Mukherjee

View

Tags

agriculture environment

Topics