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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:8, August, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(8): 216-221

Cropping Pattern, Growth Rate in Area, Production and Productivity of Pomegranate Cultivation in Chitradurga District of Karnataka, India
S. Raveesha1*, P. Pushpa2 and Rajashekar D. Barker2
1Department of Agricultural-Economics, College of Horticulture, Hiriyur, India
2Department of Social and Allied Sciences, College of Horticulture, Sirsi, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

India is the world’s largest producer of pomegranate followed by Iran, Turkey, Spain, China, Morocco, Afghanistan, Japan, Greece, France, Armenia, Egypt, Italy and Palestine. Karnataka stands second largest pomegranate producing state in the country with an area of 28,090ha, production of about 3,28,920 tonnes and productivity of 11.71 MT per hectare. The major producing districts are Chitradurga, Vijayapura, Tumkuru, Dharwad, Bagalkote and Koppal (Horticulture statistics at a glance, 2017). The present study was undertaken in Chitradurga district, where area under pomegranate was significant. Among the six taluks in Chitradurga district, three taluks Viz., Hiriyur, Hosadurga and Challakere were selected for the study based on the highest acreage under the crop. Primary data was collected from the 90 sample respondents in the study area and the secondary data related to district wise area, production and productivity was collected from District Horticulture office. Tabular analysis was adopted to compile the cropping pattern of the sample farmers, Simple statistical tools like averages and percentages were used to interpret results properly. The data obtained on area, production and productivity of pomegranate. The results indicated that there was positive growth under pomegranate area at state level (29.64%) and in the Chitradurga district (33.20%). With respect to production also a positive trend of 32.95 per cent in the state level and 34.93 per cent in Chitradurga. The positive growth in production observed was due to increase in area under pomegranate cultivation. Productivity growth was also shown positive but at an increased growth rate of 2.55 per cent in Karnataka state and 3.54 per cent in Chitradurga district.

Keywords: Pomegranate, Cropping pattern, Growth rate, Area, Production and Productivity

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Raveesha, S., P. Pushpa and Rajashekar D. Barker. 2023. Cropping Pattern, Growth Rate in Area, Production and Productivity of Pomegranate Cultivation in Chitradurga District of Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(8): 216-221. doi:
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