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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

A socio-economic evaluation of the area profile in the context of agriculture sector of Jammu district of J&K state

Author(s):
SP Singh, Harminder Singh, Jyoti Kachroo, Anil Bhat, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Yamini Raut, Maninder Singh and Goldy Bhagat
Abstract:
An investigation entitled, “A socio-economic evaluation of Agriculture sector and the area profile of Jammu district of J&K state” was conducted in Jammu district of J&K state with the objective of studying the area profile of the district in context of Agriculture sector during the year 2015-16. The secondary data was collected from different authentic published sources pertaining to different variables of Agriculture sector like land use classification, area under different crops etc. The collected data was further analyzed and results were obtained in order to achieve the objectives of the study. Tabular analysis method was used for the working out the averages and percentages. It was found that among different components of occupational patterns, the majority (82 per cent) of the population was engaged in ‘Others’ sector followed by around 11 per cent population in agriculture sector. Around 93 per cent of the holdings were of the size of below 2 hectares. The net sown area for the year 2015-16 stood 103366 hectares which was around 43 per cent of the total reported area of the district. Out of total area sown, the highest area cultivated was under wheat crop followed by paddy crop. The paddy crop shared the highest area out of total irrigated area which stood around 53 per cent. Overall, the results showed that the farmers practiced the traditional paddy-wheat or maize-wheat based cropping systems.
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How to cite this article:
SP Singh, Harminder Singh, Jyoti Kachroo, Anil Bhat, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Yamini Raut, Maninder Singh and Goldy Bhagat. A socio-economic evaluation of the area profile in the context of agriculture sector of Jammu district of J&K state. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 2854-2858.

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