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Analysis of Land Use Pattern and Determinants of Fallow Land Across Various Agro-climatic Zones of Madhya Pradesh




Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 318-323
DOI: 10.35716/tsoed-2020/NS20-24
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Prasanna Kolar1 and Deepak Rathi2
1Ph.D. Scholar, and 2Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and F.M., College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur-482004.
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The study was undertaken to analyze the growth in different parameters of land use pattern and factors responsible for fallow land across various agro-climatic zones of Madhya Pradesh. The secondary data were collected for the last 14 years (2000-01 to 2013-14) for the 11 agro-climatic zones which covered all the 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh. It was found that net area sown, gross cropped area and cropping intensity showed increasing and highly significant trend whereas declining and highly significant trend was observed in area under uncultivated land, cultivable wasteland, current fallow of most of the agro-climatic zones as well as state. It was also found that rainfall, gross irrigated area, and cropping intensity were the factors which significantly reduced the area under fallow lands in some of the agro-climatic zones of Madhya Pradesh. Hence, it is important to bring the cultivable waste land and fallow land under cultivation to boost agricultural production.

Agro-climatic zones, fallow land, land use pattern.

JEL Codes
Q24, R14, C22, C53, F62, F63, Y10.

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