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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 50 issue 4 (august 2016) : 382-386

Growth pattern of millets in India

B. Malathi*, Chari Appaji, G. Rajender Reddy, K. Dattatri, N. Sudhakar
1<p>Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-V (ICAR),&nbsp;Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh &ndash; 500 059, India.</p>
Cite article:- Malathi* B., Appaji Chari, Reddy Rajender G., Dattatri K., Sudhakar N. (2016). Growth pattern of millets in India . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 50(4): 382-386. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v50i4.11257.

The present study was carried out to estimate the growth rate of area, production and yield and to measure the contribution of different components to the growth rate of millets in India during the last six decades i.e. from 1950-51 to 2011-12. Area under sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet and total millets registered positive growth during 1950-51 to 1980-81 and negative growth subsequently.  The production of total millets registered significant growth during overall study period due to increase in yield. Increase in production of sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet and total millets were contributed by their yields, whereas area and its interaction with yield have adversely affected the production. Decline in production of small millets was due to area effect and interaction effect. The main source of growth in production of millets has been the growth in yield per hectare during the period from 1950-51 to 2011-12.

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