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Cost benefit analysis of price support and input subsidy to achieve wheat production target in India

By: Rai, K.N.
Contributor(s): Niwas, S [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1984Subject(s): Cost benefit analysis | Farm inputs | India | Prices | Production functions | Production policies | Subsidies In: Agricultural Situation in India v. 38, no. 12, p. 809-812615311Summary: The paper illustrates the effects of Indian Government policies to increase food output by analyzing the price support and fertilizer subsidy programmes aimed at achieving national self-sufficiency in wheat. The criteria used to compare the price support and input subsidy approaches were: (1) total cost to the government; (2) total social benefit and cost of the programmes; (3) distribution of benefits; and (4) foreign exchange saving. The input subsidy programme was found to be more appropriate when considering total cost to the government, total social benefit and cost of the programmes and distribution of benefits. When considering theCollection: Reprints Collection
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The paper illustrates the effects of Indian Government policies to increase food output by analyzing the price support and fertilizer subsidy programmes aimed at achieving national self-sufficiency in wheat. The criteria used to compare the price support and input subsidy approaches were: (1) total cost to the government; (2) total social benefit and cost of the programmes; (3) distribution of benefits; and (4) foreign exchange saving. The input subsidy programme was found to be more appropriate when considering total cost to the government, total social benefit and cost of the programmes and distribution of benefits. When considering the

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