International Journal of Development and Sustainability
Volume 1, Number 1, June 2012, Page 47-56
ISSN:2186-8662 – www.isdsnet.com/ijds
Spatial variation in level of agricultural development in Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh (India)
Gomatee Singh and Syed Waseem A. Ashraf
In the present paper an attempt has been made to find out the spatial variation in the adaptation of improved agricultural practices to ascertain the level of agricultural development in Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh. The spatial variation of agricultural development is determined with the help of nine variables viz. net sown area, irrigated area, cropping intensity, crops productivity, area under HYV, agricultural labourers, role of banks and agricultural machinery. Beside this, the development of blocks are taken with their respective categories viz. high, medium and low on the basis of scores (like mean SD) of these variables. These analyses have been carried out by transforming and combining the data related to nine variables, using ‘Z’ score to get the composite score. On the basis of Composite Score, developments of blocks have been again categorized in to three categories i.e. high, medium and low. Results of the aforesaid analysis shows that the modern technological inputs have reciprocal relationship with agricultural development in the study area.
Keywords: Cropping intensity; Crop productivity; HYV; Gramin (rural) bank; Agricultural implements