Vol. 8 No. 2
Pattern of growth and technological impact on oilseeds production in Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): A. K. BHARTI, M. K. SHARMA, 1H. L. SHARMA, B. V. S. SISODIA AND L. K. DUBE
Abstract: In the present paper, an attempt has been made to find the growth rates and the impact of Technology Mission on oilseed crops in Uttar Pradesh. The time-series data on area, production and productivity of oilseeds crop in Uttar Pradesh pertaining to the period 1970-71 to 2005-06 were used for the investigation of trend and growth of oilseeds and also impact of technological changes on oilseeds production in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The relevant statistical tools & technique like regression analysis etc. have been used for the purpose of investigation. The production gains in oilseeds were largely due to the expansion in area during the first period (before the launch of technological mission) rather than in productivity. The observed absence of growth in productivity was a result of adequate technological progress and/or poor adoption of yield enhancing technologies. In addition, the favourable price situation created through the Technological Mission on oilseeds, resulted in expansion of marginal areas, thereby, causing a decline in average yields developing location specific technologies that enhance oilseeds productivity.
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