Diversification towards High Value Agriculture Role of Urbanisation and Infrastructure uri icon


  • During the last several years diversification of agriculture in India towards high valuecommodities, i e, fruits, vegetables and livestock products, has been proceeding at a fastpace and is reflected in the high share of HVCs in agricultural production in a number ofdistricts. This paper builds on the hypothesis that access to markets, defined in terms ofdemand for HVCs and the factors facilitating their transport from production sites toconsumption centres, is critical to their growth. The analysis thus brings out regionalvariations in HVCs across the country that have implications for regional agriculturalplanning and consequently for public and private sector investment strategies

publication date

  • 2002