Agriculture extension system in India: review of current status, trends and the way forward

This study examines the performance of the public agricultural extension system in three high growth states as well as three comparatively moderate performing states. During the last decade, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have been among the best performers in terms of growth of agriculture and allied sectors, while Punjab has been a high performer during the green revolution era. The study tests if improvement in spending on agriculture research, education and extension and training has a tangible positive impact on agriculture growth.