Growth and Instability in Foodgrains Production in Odisha: A district level analysis

International Journal of Economics and Management Studies
© 2017 by SSRG - IJEMS Journal
Volume 4 Issue 11
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Siba Prasad Samal, Dr. Rabi N Patra, Dr. Bijaya Bhusan Nanda, Manoj Kumar Das
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Siba Prasad Samal, Dr. Rabi N Patra, Dr. Bijaya Bhusan Nanda, Manoj Kumar Das, "Growth and Instability in Foodgrains Production in Odisha: A district level analysis," SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies, vol. 4,  no. 11, pp. 1-7, 2017. Crossref,


The present study aims at analyzing the growth and instability of foodgrain production over a 20 years time period from 1995-96 to 2014-15 across the districts. The study compared the growth and instability into two decadal time period i.e. from 1995- 96 to 2004-05 and 2005-06 to 2014-15 at the state and district level. The 1st decadal period 1995-96 to 2004-05 was a gloomy period with total food grains experiencing nil growth. Paddy had only 0.5% growth while other cereals and pulses experienced negative growth. The 2nd decadal period witnessed impressive growth for all the crops and especially for other cereals the growth was phenomenal (7.7%) at the state level. Similarly across the districts production of paddy, other cereals, pulses and total food grains had spectacular improvement in ACGR in the 2nd decadal period. However, some districts have experienced negative growth rates in respect of production of different crops. Instability in the production of total food grain, paddy, other cereals, pulses have reduced in the 2nd decadal period there by implying reduction in the risk of production of foodgrains. However some of the districts still have high to moderate levels of instability.


Agriculture, Growth, Instability, Economic Reform, Production, Productivity.


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