International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part G (2017)
Level of horticulture development in Bihar: A district- wise comparative analysis
Shamsul Haque Siddiqui and Nasrin Biswas
Agriculture is the core of Indian Economy. In the recent past, with the growth of technology, modernization and changes in food habits, agricultural cropping pattern of the country has undergone a major shift moving away from the cereal to non-cereal crops cultivation, especially towards the horticulture crops. Horticulture includes the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, potato and tuber crops, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops, spices and plantation crops. Today horticulture in the country is more vibrant and dynamic sector than ever before. It contributes nearly 30 percent of the agricultural GDP. And the state of Bihar is one of the largest producers of fruits and vegetables in the country. The state has a monopoly in the production of litchi. This paper is an attempt to highlight the level of horticulture development especially in terms of fruits, flowers and vegetables in Bihar during 2011-12 with the help of secondary sources. To show the level of variation Composite Z-Score technique has been employed. Afterward the thirty eight districts of Bihar has been grouped into 3 categories i.e., High, Medium, Low in term of horticulture development. Analysis of the result shows that there is huge variation in between the district of the state. Overviewing the current status, it is evident that there is ample opportunity for the development of horticulture in the state.
How to cite this article:
Shamsul Haque Siddiqui and Nasrin Biswas. Level of horticulture development in Bihar: A district- wise comparative analysis. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(6): 438-441.