International Journal of Information Technology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 619–624 | Cite as

Methodology for region level optimum crop plan

  • Rajni JainEmail author
  • I. Kingsly
  • Ramesh Chand
  • S. S. Raju
  • S. K. Srivastava
  • Amrit Pal Kaur
  • Jaspal Singh
Original Research


The paper presents a framework for developing optimum crop plan using linear programming approach. The methodology aims for optimizing the level of each activity of different crops, level of input use, and output produced under different resource endowments and price scenarios. Data for this study relates to farm house hold data regarding land use, rainfall, water status, cropping pattern etc. The data has been taken from the “cost of cultivation scheme’’ run by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture. Objective function is to maximize the net returns for the region under the constraints of land availability and water sustainability. General algebraic modelling system has been used for developing the optimum crop plan. Data set related to the state of Punjab will be used for demonstrating the methodology.


Optimum crop plan Linear programming GAMS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.NITI AayogNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.ICAR-CMFRIVishakhapatnamIndia

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