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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): 2094-2100

Land Utilization and Cropping Pattern in Beed District of Maharashtra
R.A. Gaikwad, K.V. Deshmukh and R.D. Shelke
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture Latur, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani (M.S.), India
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Agriculture mainly depends on the natural resource that is land. Land availability, type of land and soil type are the main determinants of crops to be grown. Land utilization pattern and cropping pattern differs from one region to other. So, the present study was undertaken to analyse the land use pattern and cropping pattern in Beed district of Maharashtra. Study was based on secondary data. Data were analyses using statistical tools like Functional analysis and tabular analysis. Results of the study revealed that, in case of land utilization pattern, Land under forest during 2000-01 was 2.10 per cent and in 2015-16 increased to 2.13 per cent and percentage change during 2015-16 over 2000-01 was 1.18.under Net sown area 66.61 per cent area in 2000-01 while it was 73.17 per cent in 2015-16. It shows that there was increase in area by 6.86 per cent. Area sown more than once in 2000-01 was 26.07 per cent and it was 24.64 per cent in 2015-16 and percentage change was -5.11 per cent. The total gross cropped area in 2000-01 was 91.96 per cent while in 2015-16 it was 97.33 per cent in 2015-16 and percentage change was 5.32 per cent. Area under food grains in 2000-01 was 75.37 per cent while in 2015-16 it was 64.01 per cent and the percentage change was -5.60 per cent of which the percentage change of cereals and pulses were -13.83 and 42.38 per cent, respectively. Area under maize and cotton were changed by 175 per cent and 291.62 per cent, respectively. Change in cropping pattern in 2015-16 over 2000-01 was more in soybean and Cotton i.e. 1218.35 per cent and 291.62 per cent.

Keywords: Land utilization pattern and cropping pattern of Beed district

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Gaikwad, R.A., K.V. Deshmukh and Shelke, R.D. 2018. Land Utilization and Cropping Pattern in Beed District of Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2094-2100. doi:
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