The following booklet titled “A Formula For Increasing Agricultural Production” was published on March 8, 1964, and was authored by M.A. Sreenivasan. Between 1950-1960 the output of the coffee planters grew exponentially but post 1960 there was a fall in overall agriculture growth. The author points out that the slump in agricultural production from the beginning of the 1960s can be attributed to stringent tax policies introduced by the state, center, and municipal corporations. He argues that government intervention in the industry through various direct and indirect tax adds a burden on the concerned stakeholders and exploits them. Further, the article criticizes Mysore Forest Bill Act among a few others, which imposes new controls and rules on trees in plantations. The author advocates that to have steady agricultural growth, it is imperative to decentralize policies and give freedom to the planters as done in the previous decade. He asserts that the advantages of the liberal policies should be highlighted and its results should not be taken advantage of. He vehemently argues in favor of an agricultural sector unfettered by government intervention.