Performance of Millets in Bundelkhand Region of UP State

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  • Uma Sah
  • G P Dixit
  • Hemant Kumar
  • Jitendra Ojha
  • Mohit Katiyar
  • Vikrant Singh
  • S. K. Dubey
  • N. P. Singh


Millets, Bundelkhand, Instability, CAGR


Time series data on area, production and productivity of major millets (2000-01 to 2019- 20) was analyzed for Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh state. Sorghum was the most important millet crop that accounted for highest area (36.6%) and (34%) of total millet
area and production in UP state, respectively. Chitrakoot district contributed highest area (31.6%) under millets. Among all the millets, pearl millet recorded highest growth rate in area (0.97%), production (3.57%) and productivity (1.59%) with low instability index for
area. The overall area and production of millet crops recorded decline in all the seven districts of Bundelkhand region during overall study period (2000-20). Lalitpur district recorded highest decline in area (-22.02%), followed by Chitrakoot (-10.82%) and Jhansi district (- 10.63%) during overall study period, while during the same period Banda district recorded
a growth in area (1.16%) and production (4.77 %) of pearl millet. The overall area, production and productivity of millets registered a decline in Bundelkhand region during 2000-20. This calls for aggressive promotional activities for enhancing millets production in the region.






How to Cite

Performance of Millets in Bundelkhand Region of UP State. (2021). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(4), 120-125.

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