Green Revolution and Redistribution of Rural Incomes: Pakistan’s Experience

Publication Year : 1982

The paper investigates the legitimacy of the popular view that the Green Revolution has led to a magnification of income inequality in rural Pakistan. The empirical evidence produced in this paper is sufficiently conclusive to show that the Green Revolution has actually been responsible for reduction of income disparity between small and large farms, between farm and non-farm rural classes and between well-to-do and poorer agricultural regions in Pakistan. The paper suggests that Green Revolution technologies should be encouraged in the interest of economic development.

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