Scenario of pulses production in India: An economic analysis

Martolia, R. and Singh, H.P. and Kumar, R. (2015) Scenario of pulses production in India: An economic analysis. In: Scenario of pulses production in India: An economic analysis, Economic Affairs.

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Pulses are very much important for Indian diet. India is at top amongst all the major pulses producing countries but it is unable to meet out the domestic demand. The production till now is not sufficient to feed the whole Indian population. The domestic yield of pulses is very low as compared to global average and the same situation prevails in case of per capita availability. Thus, the present study is an attempt to examine the growth and instability in area, production and yield and to identify the components due to which production is increasing in present scenario. The empirical results of the study reveal that the maximum growth (3.4%) in area was found in case of gram followed by tur (1.5%). There is negative growth in area in urd and moong. The production registered highest growth (5.4%) in case of gram followed by tur (2.2%). The productivity witnessed the highest growth in urd (2.5%) followed by moong (2.3%). The maximum instability was observed in case of gram followed by moong and Tur as far as area is concerned. With respect to production the maximum variability was found in case of moong followed by gram. Moong experienced maximum instability (23.68%) followed by urd 13.09% as far as productivity is concerned. In case of lentil, tur and gram the production increased because of increase in area mainly whereas in case of urd and moong the production increased due to productivity followed by area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Growth rate, instability, area effect, yield effect, interaction effect
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Economics Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 10:44
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 10:44

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