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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (913) Last page : (917)
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Trends in Growth Rates of Major Agricultural Crops in Karnataka

Basavaraj, B.1* and Annapoorna, M. S.2

*1 Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Economics and Commerce, CMR University Bengaluru
2 Professors, Department of Economics and Commerce, CMR University Bengaluru
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Received: 4.10.2018  |  Revised: 16.11.2018   |  Accepted: 22.11.2018  



Indian population is mostly dependent on agriculture. However with time, the proportion of population dependent on agriculture, the land under agriculture has steadily declined. Agriculture plays an important role in the holistic growth of Karnataka’s economy despite a fall in its share in the state domestic product. The present study initiates and analyzes the trends in growth rates in area, production and productivity of cotton, redgram, sugarcane, paddy and groundnut in the districts of Yadgir, Kalaburagi, Belagavi, Raichur and Chitradurga respectively. Negative growth rate was seen in area for groundnut, jowar and rice, whereas for Red gram, the growth rate in area was positive and significant (3.57%). With regard to production, the growth rate was positive for cotton (5.99%), whereas it was negative for the other crops. Yield was positive and significant for tur (3.52%)  and cotton (6.35%). Negative growth rates are a  result of shift in  the trend from farming to non farming activities. Bringing all the farmers under the ambit of crop insurance,  training the farmers on abilities to bear risk at the times of unseen events can further encourage them to continue with agriculture.

Key words: Growth rate, Area, Production, Yield

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Cite this article: Basavaraj, B. and Annapoorna, M. S., Trends in Growth Rates of Major Agricultural Crops in Karnataka, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 913-917 (2018). doi: