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Empirical Analysis of Indian Rainfall and Rice Productivity

Shivangi .



This paper presents an empirical analysis of the rice production in connection with rainfall for India. Four main parameters (area of sowing, nonmonsoon rainfall, monsoon rainfall & technological advancement) have been used for this empirical analysis. In the first model, simple relationship is developed using production & area with zero intercept. This model did not give any significant result (R2 = 0.368). In above model when we added a constant, model results varied significantly, and result improved (R2 = 0.845). Similarly, three more models along with rainfall have been evaluated. Empirical analysis clearly shows the improvement by adding rainfall as a constraint of equations. With these results, author also advocate for such empirical analysis on regional basis.

Keywords: India, rice, rainfall, empirical, model

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Shivangi. Empirical analysis of Indian rainfall and rice productivity. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. 2015; 4(1): 27–31p.

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