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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 1769-1774

Temporal Changes in Crop Diversification and Advantageous Crop in Amravati District of Maharashtra State
K.V. Lakshmi1 and S.C. Nagpure2
1M. Sc. Agricultural Economics, Post Graduate Institute, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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The present study was based on secondary data collected from a period of 43 years i.e. from 1970-71 to 2013-14 by examined changes in cropping pattern, the trend in crop diversification, and advantageous crops in Amravati district of Maharashtra. Simple tabular analysis was used to examine the changes in cropping pattern in Amravati district. In order to study the crop diversification Herfindahl index had used for analytical tools. In order to work out the advantageous crops, land concentration ratio in Amravati district of Maharashtra with comparative advantage was computed for last 10 years i.e. from 2004-05 to 2013-14. There existed wide temporal changes in the cropping pattern of Amravati district. Over a period of study, the proportions of area under jowar and cotton had reduced in Amravati, whereas it was increased in respect of gram. Soybean attained prestigious position in the cropping pattern of Amravati. In Amravati district crop diversification has significantly increased during the study period. The diversification from subsistence crop to more commercial crops were took place in Amravati. Cotton and Soybean shows increasing land concentration ratio from year 2009-10 to 2013-14, in both of these crops soybean is more advantageous crop in Amravati district.

Keywords: Cropping pattern, Crop diversification, Advantageous crops

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Lakshmi, K.V. and Nagpure, S.C. 2018. Temporal Changes in Crop Diversification and Advantageous Crop in Amravati District of Maharashtra State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 1769-1774. doi:
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