Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)
Trends in area, production and productivity of selected oil seed crops in Andhra Pradesh
Author(s): V. Balakrishnama Naidu, A. Siva Sankar, C. Leelavathi
Abstract: India is the largest producer of oilseeds in the world and oilseed sector occupies an important position in the agricultural economy of the country. India ranks first in the production of groundnut, second in rapeseed-mustard, and fifth in soybean. Oilseed crops contribute a significant proportion to the agricultural GDP. Andhra Pradesh is one of the four major states in the country in area and production of important oilseed crops in India. Groundnut, sesame and sunflower and non-edible oilseed crop such as castor are the major oilseed crops grown in the state. The state share was in the total net sown area of the country is 15.7 per cent of the major oilseeds. The total production of major oilseeds was 2.95 lakh tonnes which was 9.93 per cent of the total oilseeds production in the country. In view of the importance of oilseed crops an attempt has been made to study the trends in Area, Production and Productivity of selected oilseed crops in Andhra Pradesh and also Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.