The contention that modernization of the agrarian sector is a precondition for economic growth and development is not a mere claim. It is an irrefutable fact which the economic history of the present day advanced countries has admittedly established. But the current process of development in most of the developing countries is just the opposite where massive industrialization has been initiated alongside traditional agriculture. However justifiable such an effort, it engenders a dualism in the economic structure which seriously impedes rapid development. How to remove this bottleneck and thereby make the agricultural sector propitious to the process of industrialization, is a critical question confronted by policy-makers of most developing countries. Added to this functional role that agriculture has to play in the developing countries, the global scenario of agriculture also warrants speedy trans- formation of agriculture.
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