Year: 2021 | Month: September | Volume 66 | Issue 3

Growth and Decomposition analysis of Rabi Pulse Crops in Rajasthan

Harkesh Kumar Balai Hari Singh Kailash Chand Bairwa G.L. Meena Latika Sharma S.S. Burark


The present study was conducted to analyze the growth rate and source of output growth in area, production and productivity of rabi pulse crops viz., gram and lentil crops in Rajasthan. The study was solely based on secondary time series data. The study period (1988-89 to 2017-18) has been divided into four periods namely period-I (1988-89 to 1997-98), period-II (1998-99 to 2007-08), period- III (2008-09 to 2017-18) and overall period (1988-89 to 2017-18). Exponential growth and principal decomposition models were used to measure the growth rates and relative contribution of factors in production of gram and lentil crops. The area, production and productivity of gram showed mixed pattern of growth at the rate of -0.46, 1.86 and 2.33 per cent, respectively during overall period. However, the area, production and productivity of lentil were reported positive growth with the magnitude of 11.94, 12.72 and 0.93 per cent, respectively in the state. The study revealed that the mixed growth rate was observed in area, production and productivity of gram while increasing growth was observed in area, production and productivity of lentil. During all the study periods, the expansion in area was effective to increase the production of lentil in Rajasthan. During period-I and II, the production of gram was mainly contributed by expansion in area while in the case of period-III and overall, the interaction effect was more dominant.


  • More growth rate was observed in production of gram and lentil.
  • Area effect was more dominant of gram and lentil.

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