GROWTH, INSTABILITY AND PROFITABILITY OF POTATO PRODUCTION IN EASTERN INDIA

Authors

  • Sant Kumar ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi-110012
  • Nalini Ranjan Kumar ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi-110012
  • Kingsly Immanuelraj T ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi-110012
  • Narendra Kumar Pandey ICAR-CPRI Shimla

Keywords:

Potato, growth rate, instability, profitability, Eastern India

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This study has examined the historical performance of potato production in eastern India, a key producing
region. It has utilized the state-level time-series data collated from secondary sources for the period 2000-01 to 2018-19.
Growth in potato is analyzed employing ACGR, while instability is measured applying index method. Positive and
significant growth in area, production and productivity of potato has been noticed during study periods (I, II and overall)
in states, regional and all-India levels. Further, growth during 2010s has weakened over the previous decade at all level.
Analysis of instability revealed decline in variability in period II over period I, and this infers spread and adoption of
improved technologies in potato growing states. Economics of potato has shown that net returns per ha increased with
varying degrees across states during 2008-18. However, a strict vigil is needed on prices and required steps need to be
taken to save interest of the farmers. Also, attention is drawn to develop and promote site-s pecific improved technologies
to improve growth and reduce instability.

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Author Biographies

Kingsly Immanuelraj T, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi-110012

Scientist

Narendra Kumar Pandey, ICAR-CPRI Shimla

Director

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Published

2022-01-29

How to Cite

Kumar, S., Kumar, N. R., T, K. I., & Pandey, N. K. (2022). GROWTH, INSTABILITY AND PROFITABILITY OF POTATO PRODUCTION IN EASTERN INDIA. Potato Journal, 48(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/119591

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