Population Growth and Trends in Consumption Pattern in Karnataka: Implications to Agricultural Development


  • Professor Emeritus of Economics Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s M P Birla Institute of Management, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


The paper discusses implications of population growth on consumption and agricultural development with reference to the state of Karnataka. Data have been culled out from several authenticated sources. Definite trends have been noticed in Karnataka Agriculture. While population has increased during the last four decades, noticeable change in the same tract has been uneven. The share of Agriculture to GSDP has declined consistently followed by low productivity. Three domain areas of drivers have been identified for policy and action frame work: 1. Natural Source 2. Human Development and 3. Technology. Intensifying area under irrigation by resource use is recommended.


Trends in Population, Action Drivers and Yield Gap.

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