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Sustainability of Rice Cultivation: A Study of Manipur

Komol Singha* and Sneha Mishra
Department of Economics, Sikkim University, Gangtok, India
Corresponding Author : Komol Singha
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Sikkim University, Gangtok, India
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Received:November 27, 2015; Accepted: December 18, 2015; Published:December 23, 2015
Citation:Singha K, Mishra S (2015) Sustainability of Rice Cultivation: A Study of Manipur. J Rice Res 4:159. doi:10.4172/2375-4338.1000159
Copyright: © 2015 Singha K, 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.
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Abstract

When many states in India are gradually moving away from their traditional agriculture-based to industry or service-oriented economy, Manipur continues to depend on agricultural sector, especially the rice crop. The crop’s yield level is found to be much higher than that of the national level, but its demand in the state is much higher that the supply having known this importance, the present paper attempts to assess sustainability of rice crop in Manipur With the help of primary data collected from 152 farmers and using PCA, the study found that 20 percent of farmer as sustainable, 64 percent as moderate and 16 as vulnerable. This implies that the rice cultivation in Manipur has not been very impressive, despite its favorable agro-climatic condition of the five dimensions included in measuring sustainability, social factor was igured out at the top, followed by the economic factor.

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