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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIREB06006

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66-71

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Crop Diversification In First Zone Of Himachal Pradesh

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2349-5162

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"Crop Diversification In First Zone Of Himachal Pradesh ", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.66-71, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06006.pdf

Abstract

The wide climate regime in Himachal Pradesh gives comparative advantage over other states for crop diversification. Himachal Pradesh is predominantly mountainous state and having 12 districts namely; Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti, Mandi, Sirmaur, Shimla, Solan and Una. The state is divided into four zones according to altitude viz., Zone I, Zone II, Zone III and Zone IV. The study has been carried out in low hills sub-tropical zone (Zone I) of Himachal Pradesh. The district Una solely comes under the Zone I therefore taken as sample district for this research. Th total area covered by paddy is 2.40 thousand hectare that comprises 4% of total cropped area. The maize covered 43% of total cropped area that is 27.25 thousand hectares. The maximum area covered by wheat that is 29.00 thousand hectares which shares 45% of total cropped area. The vegetables also shared considerable area which is 3% of total cropped area. The Herfindahl Index of district Una is 0.39 which falls medium to high diversification range. Amongst all developmental blocks Haroli block is highly diversified and Bangana block is least diversified. The result of diversification index shows that there is high scope to diversify the agriculture in Bangana block. Likewise in other parts of Zone I has high opportunity towards increase the crop diversification by ensuring the proper irrigation facility and other important factors of production.

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Crop diversification, Herfindahl Index, extent, factors, socio-economic

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"Crop Diversification In First Zone Of Himachal Pradesh ", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp66-71, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06006.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIREB06006
Registration ID: 233558
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 66-71
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Crop Diversification In First Zone Of Himachal Pradesh ", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp66-71, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06006.pdf




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