Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 54 issue 5 (october 2020) : 646-650

Growth Performance and Instability of Pulses in the State of Rajasthan

Shivalika Sood, Hari Singh, Diksha Sethi
1Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur-313 001, Rajasthan, India.
Cite article:- Sood Shivalika, Singh Hari, Sethi Diksha (2020). Growth Performance and Instability of Pulses in the State of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54(5): 646-650. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5409.
The study aims to examine the growth performance of pulses in Rajasthan. The study was entirely based on secondary data collected from various publications of the state government. The trends in area, production and yield of major pulses in Rajasthan were worked out through compound growth rate, instability index and decomposition analysis for the last eighteen years from 2000-01 to 2017-18, which was further divided into two sub-period decade wise i.e period-I (2000-01 to 2008-09) and period-II (2009-10 to 2017-18). Results have shown that, pulse area in state considerably increased. Area under moong bean registered a significant growth rate of 6.66 per cent which was highest compared to other pulse crops. Growth rate for area, production and productivity of chickpea was found to be significantly positive. Chickpea and pigeon pea crops were more stable compared to other pulse crops in the state. Expansion in area was the major reason for increase in production of chickpea, moong bean and urd bean in the state. The production of chickpea increased more due to area effect and the production of pigeon pea increased because of improvement in the yield and its interaction with area. 
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