Spatial pattern of agriculture productivity of crops in southern zone of tamilnadu

ARUL KUMAR C, MANIMANNAN M
2017 Journal of management and science  
Agriculture continues to be the most predominant sector of Tamilnadu, as sixty percent of the population is engaged in Agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood.Agriculture productivity has been an important issue as the population continues to grow.The concept of Agriculture productivity has been measured by several scholars using different methods. In this research paper an attempt is made to identify the spatial pattern of Southern Agro Climatic Zone using Agriculture
more » ... iculture Productivity Index. This Zone consists of Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar districts.The data was collected from secondary source of Department of Economics and Statistics, Tamilnadu during the year 2002-03 to 2011-12. The main objective of this research paper is to identify agriculture productivity index in the southern zone of Tamilnadu. Many familiar techniques are available to calculate the agriculture index, but the researcher used Enyedi'smethod. This method achieved more accuracy. The productivity index values were calculated and discriminated the productivity regions and are labeled as Elevated Productivity Region (EPR), Standard Productivity Region (SPR) and Short Productivity Region (STPR).
doi:10.26524/jms.2017.5 fatcat:qzo7qdj6hze2ji4ivrz6lnw43e