Productivity trends of the rapeseed-mustard in Eastern Plateau and Hill Region

RK Yogi, AK Sharma , AK Singh Sanjay Kumar , AB Tiwari ,Neha Rajan, Anjani Kumar and PK Rai


The present study is part of an evaluation report of the development action plan for scheduled tribes (DAPST) implemented in the Jharkhand area. Adoption of the mainstream way of life is very slow in these areas. Major features of the tribal communities as well as the identified area discussed in the context of the recent technological interventions. Primary and secondary data were collected across the various agro-climatic zones. Based on the trends, the districts have been categorized into four groups for strategic planning. Productivity improvement of rapeseed-mustard varied from 1.18% in the Deoghar district to 75.57% in the Koderma district of Central and North Eastern Plateau Sub Zone IV during the period of 20010-11 to 2019-20. Quinquennial comparison of decline in the productivity levels ranged from 4.96% in the Godda district to 42.03% in the Bokaro district of Central and North Eastern Plateau Sub Zone IV. Based on the magnitude of the yield variability over time and across the districts, an appropriate strategic plan was developed for the impactful implementation of the schemes in underprivileged areas. The outreach of the most modern technological and policy interventions may be facilitated up to the last frame for minimizing the productivity gaps.


Compound annual growth rates, rapeseed-mustard, socio-economic features, yield variability

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