Transforming Agriculture in Odisha: Sources and Drivers of Agriculture Growth

This paper forms a part of the study on Agricultural growth and its linkages to poverty alleviation in six selected states of India, namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Odisha, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (MP). Bihar, UP and Odisha have experienced low to moderate growth in agriculture over the period 2000-01 to 2014-15. Punjab has been the seat of green revolution and was a front-runner in agriculture during late 1960s, but slipped to low levels of agri-growth in recent period. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have shown some extra-ordinary growth in their agriculture sectors (almost three times the all India agriculture growth) in the last decade or so. The key idea of this study was to look for policy lessons from each other within Indian context, and see how to propel growth in agriculture for faster alleviation of poverty