Growth and Instability Analysis of Pearl Millet Cultivation in India

Published On: 2020-12-16 08:36:04

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Author: Parth Shah , A. Shrivastava , D. Suvagiya 1 1 2 and G. Vani1

Author Address: 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi VishwaVidyalaya, Jabalpur- 482004(MP); ASPEE Agribusiness Management Institute, Navsari Agricultural University, Gujarat-396450

Keywords: Area, Coppock's instability index, growth, pearl millet, production, yield

JEL Codes: B16, C20, O13. O44, Q18


The present study was undertaken to analyze growth and instability in terms of area, production and yield in a major pearl millet growing states of India. The study has employed the secondary time series data of the area, production and yield of pearl millet crop collected from 1997-1998 to 2016-17 for the major pearl millet crop-growing states of India. The results revealed that area under cultivation registered declined growth in all states and India except Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat showed overall negative growth in terms of area, production and yield. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh found increased production and yield. High level of instability in terms of yield recorded in Rajasthan while, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan and India witnessed a high degree of instability in terms of production during the entire period.


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 4, 2020, 511-517
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS
Scopus: Title Accepted 
NAAS Score: 4.82