An appraisal of infrastructural development in Jammu province of Jammu and Kashmir State

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4742    | Article Id: A-4742 | Page : 468-472
Citation :- An appraisal of infrastructural development in Jammu province of Jammu and Kashmir State.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2017.(51):468-472
Jyoti Kachroo, Rohullah Amin, Anil Bhat, S.P. Singh and Naveed Hamid drbhatanil@gmail.com
Address : Division of Agricultural Economics and ABM, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, FoA, Chatha, Jammu- 180 002, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Submitted Date : 18-03-2017
Accepted Date : 2-08-2017

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out to search importance of infrastructural items for agricultural growth in the region on the basis of secondary data on development of infrastructural facilities for the period from 1984-85 to 2013-14. The analysis of study found that there was significant increase in area irrigated by wells and tanks from 0.31 per cent and 0.33 per cent during period I to 1.41 per cent and 0.59 per cent in overall period, respectively whereas area irrigated by canals was found to be highest (86.55 per cent). As far as physical infrastructural items are concerned, development was improved considerably and substantially in the region. Surface road length and storage capacity for agricultural produce has increased by 31.02 per cent and 59.10 per cent, respectively, during the period under study. All infrastructural items have shown increasing trend in terms of percentage changes over the base period except number of godowns which decreased by 1.28 per cent over base period during the entire period. Growth rate were positive for  distribution of agricultural implements, road length both surfaced and unsurfaced, number of godowns, storage capacity and tube wells/ pump sets and negative for credit disbursements and electrification of villages during overall period under study. 

Keywords

Credit disbursement Growth rate Infrastructural facilities.

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