This book records the early policy- and practice-oriented results of a project which examines the Green Revolution in rice-growing in non-deltaic areas in South Asia: an interdisciplinary project undertaken by workers drawn from Tamil Nadu, India; Sri Lanka; and the United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
1. Technology and Change in Rice-growing Areas 2. Setting the Stage 3. Paddy and Rice Statistics in Sri Lanka 4. Bias in Perception of Agrarian Change in India 5. Research Methodology 6. Selective Adoption as a Strategy for Agricultural Development: Lessons from Adoption in S.E. Sri Lanka 7. Chena-Paddy Interrelationships 8. Adoption of the New Technology in North Arcot District 9. The Limitations of HYV Technology in North Arcot District: The View from a Village 10. Pahalagama: A Case Study of Agricultural Change in a Frontier Environment 11. Agricultural Extension: Myth, Reality and Challenge 12. Tractors, Profit and Debt in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka 13. Rural Electrification and the Diffusion of Electric Waterlifting Technology in North Arcot District, India 14. Impact of the Cultivation of High-Yielding Varieties of Paddy on Employment and Income 15. Implications of Changes in Agriculture for Social Relationships at the Village Level: The Case of Randam 16. Social Implications of Changes in Agriculture in Hambantota District 17. Marketing Scarce Chemical Inputs: An International Comparison 18. Besieging the Free Market: The Effects of the Paddy-Rice Levy 19. Paddy-Milling: Problems in Policy and the Choice of Technology 20. Comparing Twelve South Indian Villages: In Search of Practical Theory 21. Hydrological Consequences of Agrarian Change 22. Men and Water: The Organisation and Operation of Irrigation 23. Problems of Water Management in Hambantota District 24. The Crisis and the Future 25. Challenges for Rural Research and Development 26. Perceptions, Technology and the Future