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Measurement of Agricultural Productivity and Water Productivity of Crops

  • Suman Lata
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Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Abstract

This chapter deals with the measurement of agricultural productivity and water productivity of major crops which plays a significant role in the agricultural development of the state. Agricultural productivity and demarcation of productivity regions have been considered by taking into account four major groups of crops-cereal crops, pulse crops, oilseed crops and cash crops by applying Yang’s ‘crop yield index’ method (1965). Further, crop water requirements, i.e., the evapotranspiration, during the crop growing seasons were calculated applying a statistical formula devised for this purpose and water productivity for four major crops, viz., wheat, rice, maize and sugarcane, were measured for each district of the state. As there are substantial variations in water productivity, some measures have also been put forward for increasing water productivity in the crops considered.

Keywords

Agricultural productivity Agricultural productivity regions Consumptive water use Crop coefficient approach Karl pearson’s coefficient of correlation Simple linear regression technique Water productivity Yang’s crop yield index method 

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  • Suman Lata
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyRamdayalu Singh College, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar UniversityMuzaffarpurIndia

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