Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 1

An Analysis of Crop Diversification in India

Prashant1*, Chaithra NR2, Neelakantappa P1Om Prakash N3, Trilok Belli M1 and Veershetty4 and

1Research Scholar, Department of Agricultural Economics, ICAR- IARI, New Delhi, India
2Research Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension, UAS Bengaluru, India
3Scientist ICAR IARI Assam
4Research Scholar Department of agricultural statistics IASRI New Delhi

*Corresponding Author: Prashant, Research Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension, ICAR- IARI, New Delhi, India.

Received: November 21, 2023; Published: December 04, 2023

Abstract

Crop diversification refers to a shift from the regional dominance of one crop to the regional production of several crops. In India, the degree of diversification exhibits large disparities among different regions. In this context, this study is aimed at computing the growth rate in area, production, and productivity of selected crop groups in India and analyzing crop diversification at the national level by computing the crop diversification index (SID) for all the states. The data used for the estimation of the state-wise food crop diversification index were collected from the land-use statistics, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India. We estimated the crop diversification index using the triennium average of food crops area ending for the year 2018-19, The Simpson index of diversity (SID) values as well as growth rate indicated that there is high crop diversification in the southern and western regions of India whereas, Northern and eastern regions showed low diversification due to the system of monocropping and crop specialization prevailing in the same region.

Keywords: Crop Diversification; Simpson Index of Diversity (SID); Growth Rate

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Citation

Citation: Prashant., et al. “An Analysis of Crop Diversification in India". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.1 (2024): 03-08.

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Copyright: © 2024 Prashant., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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