PDR

THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

Regional Agricultural Underdevelopment in Pakistan

In this study an attempt has been made to analyse regional agricultural growth in Pakistan in the light of the regional spread of the Green Revolution and its impact on productivity and output growth of this sector. The regional inequality in the spread of the Green Revolution can lead to several other inequalities and it may cause social and economic problems, for example, inequality in income, social tension and political unrest. Therefore, its study is important. Our main focus of the study is to identify linkages between the regional spread of the Green Revolution and increase in productivity in the agriculture sector. Such an inequality in the growth of agriculture could also be a source of relative under development of a certain region. To study such events and for comparison, an analysis of all the regions of Pakistan has been carried out. Table 1, shows inequality in the growth of agriculture in Pakistan and in its regions since 1960-61 to 1990-91.

Please download the PDF to view it:

Download PDF