Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Land use dynamics in context of sustainable agricultural development in Odisha
Author(s): A Dash, PN Pradhan, SK Dwibedi, KK Panigrahi and A Mohanty
The information on land use pattern plays paramount role to develop future research strategy on land use planning of the State. In this context an attempt has been made in this paper to analyze the structural changes in the land use pattern of the State of Odisha for the period 1980-81 to 2012-13. The Compound growth functions, Coefficient of Variation and log-Quadratic functions are used here to analyze the land use data. The study reveals that the area under forest, net area sown and the total cropped area show the negative growth rates, whereas positive growth rates are found in case of area under non-agricultural uses and barren and uncultivated land. The cropping intensity and the growth rates of area, production and yield of principal crops exhibit very low growth rates. The studies prescribes for the protection of forest lands, development of degraded lands and ensure irrigation facilities and new dry land technologies to the farmers for sustainable agricultural development of the State of Odisha.
How to cite this article:
A Dash, PN Pradhan, SK Dwibedi, KK Panigrahi and A Mohanty. Land use dynamics in context of sustainable agricultural development in Odisha. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 631-636.