Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016)
A critical analysis on block wise status of agricultural productivity and efficiency: A case study on Birbhum district, West Bengal
Author(s): Soumik Halder, Sharmistha Sarkar
Abstract: The economy of Birbhum district is predominated by agrarian activity. A colossal number of people are directly and indirectly associated with agriculture. But the agricultural production and efficiency are not uniform all over the district rather it varies from block to block. Basically south-western part of the district has low fertile soil and dissected topography but northern, eastern and south-eastern parts of the districts have old and young alluvial soils. So the blocks of south-western part of this district have low level of agricultural productivity and efficiency than the other blocks. Here we simply attempt to classify the 19 blocks of Birbhum district into five productivity zones by using Kendall’s Ranking Co-efficient method. Besides this, block wise agricultural efficiencyhindrances of agriculture and the possible measures are also discussed.