Year: 2021 | Month: December | Volume 66 | Issue 4
Production Performance of Seed Spices in Rajasthan
For analyzing the production performance of the seed spices in Rajasthan, the current study was undertaken which covered the period from 1998-99 to 2017-18. The entire period was divided into three sub-periods viz. Period I (1998-99 to 2007-08), Period II (2008-09 to 2017-18), and Overall Period (1998-99 to 2017-18). Four major seed spices mainly coriander, cumin, fennel, and fenugreek were considered for the analysis. The necessary data on the area, production, and productivity were gathered from various annual publications of Government of Rajasthan. This study aimed to analyze the growth rate and instability. For this, analytical tools such as Compound Annual Growth Rate and Instability Index (Cuddy-Della-Valle Index) were used. The study revealed that all the seed spices except the coriander showed a high growth rate during the overall period. The analysis of the instability indices revealed that the coriander was the most stable crop while fennel was highly unstable. Research-Oriented strategy, latest varieties along with an improved package of practices are necessary to develop as well as strengthen this sector.
- Domestic prices of the crop have a significant impact on the area under the cultivation.
- Cultivation of seed spices increased due to the positive impact of the production technology and favourable policy measures taken by the concerned authority.
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