Growth and Instability of Onion Production in Maharashtra, India
Immanuelraj TK, Dastagiri MB* and Sajesh VK
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dastagiri MB
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
New Delhi, India
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Received November 16, 2013; Accepted January 27, 2014; Published February 03, 2014
Citation: Immanuelraj TK, Dastagiri MB, Sajesh VK (2014) Growth and Instability of Onion Production in Maharashtra, India. J Glob Econ 2:107. doi: 10.4172/2375-4389.1000107
Copyright: © 2014 Immanuelraj TK, et al. 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.
This study mainly focused on Maharashtra’s onion growth and instability. Erratic weather, volatile market price and lack of adequate storage and market infrastructure caused instability in production through preventing the farmers in taking the optimal decision on allocation of area and raising farm productivity. Study categorized period as follows; Period I: 1980-81 to 1989-90, Period II: 1990-91 to 1999-00 and Period III: 2000-01 to 2010-11 and revealed that onion production in Maharashtra is mainly driven by acreage allocation. But in the long-run increasing area under onion may not be feasible without reducing the area of other important crops. Hence, solution lies in by bridging the yield gap or increasing the yield potential. The major reason for the instability of onion production after period II was mainly due to area instability and partly due to yield instability.