Transformation of Agriculture in Damoh District of Madhya Pradesh

Vinay Kumar Verma *

Government College Patharia, Damoh M.P. 470666, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

India has been considered as a land of villages and from very beginning agriculture has been main means of livelihood of the residents of the country specially people living in rural areas. Agriculture plays a vital role in the nation's economy. About two third of the working population earn their living through agriculture and agriculture sector contributes about 26 per cent in the gross domestic production of the country. The present study examines the transformation of the various dimension of the agriculture in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh based on secondary data. With the growing pressure of population, demand for land for non-agricultural activities, implementations of rural development programmes and activities, the land use pattern, cropping pattern, irrigational facilities, farming techniques and other allied activities in the study area has transformed during the period 1990 to 2020.  Damoh district is located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and is part of Sagar division. Total geographical area of the district is 7306 sq.km. out of which 323386 hectares land is available for cultivation with 293599 hectares of irrigated land. The proportion of forest and fallow land has decreased in last two decades while the proportion of net shown area, other uncultivated land, land not available for agriculture and double cropped area has increased during the period. The cropping pattern of the study region, also transformed. The use of modern agricultural implements, fertilizers and pesticides too has increased during 1990-2020.

Keywords: Agriculture, transformation, land use, cropping pattern, irrigation, modern implements


How to Cite

Verma, V. K. (2024). Transformation of Agriculture in Damoh District of Madhya Pradesh. Asian Journal of Geographical Research, 7(2), 26–34. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajgr/2024/v7i2229

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