Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 44, Pages: 4500-4505
Deepesh Chettri1*, Nandita Pradhan2
1Research Scholar, Department of Economics, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, 734014, India. Tel.: +918116560357
2Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, 734014, India
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:20 September 2020, Accepted Date:04 December 2020, Published Date:15 December 2020
Objective: To inspect the extent and nature of diversification in the agricultural sector in the Indian state of Sikkim from the initiation of the Organic Mission (2003) to the attainment of full organic status (2016) by the state. Methods: Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is computed to understand the pace and pattern of agricultural development and the Simpson Diversity Index (SID) and the Percentage Share of different crops in the Total Cropped Area are calculated to measure the extent of diversification. Findings: The CAGR in terms of both area and production were found to be positive for high-value crops whereas traditional agricultural crops recorded negative growth in the same period. The value of SID at 0.81 implies a high degree of diversification towards high-value agriculture in Sikkim.
Keywords: Agriculture; diversification; Sikkim; organic; high-value agriculture
© 2020 Chettri & Pradhan.This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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