LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034M.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION – ECONOMICSFIRST SEMESTER – APRIL 2007EC 1951 – AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Date & Time: 03/05/2007 / 1:00 – 4:00 Dept. No. Max. : 100 Marks
Part – A
Answer any FIVE questions in about 75 words each. (5 x 4 = 20 marks)1. Define marketable surplus.2. Why are the formers sensitive to price changes?3. Bring out the relationship between farm size and productivity.4. Distinguish between package programme and intensive agriculture area programme.5. State the importance of regulated markets and market intelligence.6. Make out a brief resume of Spillman production function.7. Mention the objectives of agricultural price policy.
Part – B
Answer any FOUR questions in about 300 words each. (4 x 10 = 40 marks)8. Discuss the importance of support price, procurement price and issue price.9. Justify agricultural taxation in the Indian context.10. State the importance of supply and demand theory. How is it applicable to agriculture?11. Bring out the applicability of Law of returns and Laws of variable proportions in agriculture.12. Describe the superiority of Raj Krishna model over Nerlovian model. How are they applicable?13. Bring out the drawbacks of land reform policies.14. Cooperative credit societies are perfectly successful in fulfilling their objectives – Discuss.
Part – C
Answer any TWO questions in about 900 words each. (2 x 20 = 40 marks)15. Critically examine the development of agricultural sector during plan periods.16. Evaluate the performance of Green revolution in India.17. Banking and NBFI sectors are playing a dominant role in fulfilling the objectives for the development of agriculture sector in India –Discuss.18. Discuss the causes and remedies of food problems in India. State the importance of food security in India.