International Journal of Advanced Educational Research

International Journal of Advanced Educational Research


International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)

Growth and instability of cotton crop in major cotton growing states in India


Dr. Siva Sankar A, Dr. Naidu VB

Cotton plays a key role in the Indian economy in terms of income generation in the agricultural and industrial sectors by providing substantial employment and making significant contributions to export earnings. It also plays very important role in the State’s economy of India. The present study examines the growth and instability of cotton in terms of area, production and productivity of cotton in major cotton growing states of India during the different periods since 1970-71 to 2013-14. For this purpose compound growth rates were estimated by fitting the exponential function and coefficient of variation was worked out to find out instability associated. From the analysis, it was establish that that the area under cotton in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and all-India witnesses a positive annual growth rate but Karnataka and Tamil Nadu show a negative significant growth Considering the production of cotton, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and All-India noticed a significant positive growth where as Tamil Nadu shows insignificant negative growth. The productivity scenario revealed that all the states and the country as a whole increased significantly. The instability analysis indicates that Andhra Pradesh witness high instability in area, production and productivity of cotton when compared to major cotton growing states and all-India during the different periods.
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Dr. Siva Sankar A, Dr. Naidu VB. Growth and instability of cotton crop in major cotton growing states in India. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2016, Pages 15-19
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