Public and Private Investment in Indian Agriculture – An Analysis

T K Venkatesha

Assistant Professor of Economics, Vidyavardhaka First Grade College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Reviewer’s Comments to Authors

This analysis study has been conducted with a view to give detailed analytical information on the public and private investment in Indian agriculture. Secondary sources of data collections were used for the study. It concluded the study as the recent development is the involvement of the private sector in Agriculture. Technologies in agriculture will come increasingly from the private sector, and India's private sector has the strength to multiply those technologies and to reach millions of farmers (big and small) in the fastest possible way. 

Major Comments

  1. Very important part of any research study is objective. This paper is not framed with any objective it seems. There is no any objective of the study in any part of the paper. Without objective a research study will not be a complete one. So, the researcher has to add objectives of the study.
  2. Abstract is not fulfilling its purpose. Abstract should cover the complete need of the study and more number of keywords can be given. So the readers of the article can get narrative view of the entire study.
  3. There is no information on the research methodology used for the study. Researcher should concentrate on this part and give the methodology of selecting this particular topic.
  4. There is no information on data collection, period of study, techniques used for collecting the data, footnote and findings for the study. The author should focus on the above mentioned parts which are mainly needed for a research study.
  5. There was no mention of the limitations of the study, one of which is the apparently high dropout rate. Also, mention how your results compare to (reference given to author) another study which was published very recently.
  6. There is no proof of source of analysis like reference details from book, websites and etc. researcher should add the needed source detail as it used from secondary sources.
  7. There is no proper interpretation for all analysis and no any summarized findings of the entire study. The author should give summarized major findings and should frame conclusion on the basis of findings of the study.

Minor Comments

  1. Too many information has given randomly which is not particularly meet out the need for the study. The author should eliminate some descriptive information which is not relevant to the study.
  2. Non-frequency of the contents is there which are to be given more concentrate for valuable research study.
  3. For every reference there should be a footnote in the relevant pages.
  4. Researcher can be highlight the research gap and pave the way for future research (scope for future research).

Associate Editor’s Critique

The study has much strength where there was major weakness also. The very important needed information of the study like incomplete abstract, clumsy introduction, missing objectives of the study, methodology used, reviews of literature and conclusion are to be focused. The author should include all the needed information for the study to strengthen the value of the paper.

Constructiveness of Comments

The review committee has given the constructive comments to the author /researcher.

Level of Detail of the Review

The review is fairly detailed, but the reviewer missed data inconsistence in the required field. There are major corrections to be taken place before the final review.

Substantiation of Comments

The reviewer made comments on the paper with references.

Was the Review Biased?

The study was reviewed under ‘nil’ biased basis.

Recommendation from the Reviewer

I recommend that, this paper be accepted after the above mentioned major revisions.