Ardeshna N. J.

Ardeshna N. J.
Junagadh Agricultural University | JAU · Department of Agricultural Economics

PhD

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October 1990 - present
Junagadh Agricultural University
Position
  • Research Associate
August 1988 - present
Junagadh Agricultural University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research and Undergraduate and Post graduate teaching
Education
January 2006 - December 2009
Junagadh Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics

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Publications (67)
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The study has examined the growth performance of major vegetable crops in the state of Gujarat across its districts and regions. The study has revealed that the growth performance of major vegetable crops was significant in area (9.45% / annum), production (14.03% / annum) and yield (4.18 % / annum). The growth performance of vegetable crops was fo...
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This study explores growth dimensions, instability, sources of growth and variability of mango and mango pulp exports to major importing countries. The secondary data on volume and value of mango and mango pulp exports from India collected for 30 years from the year 1987-2016 were analyzed using Markov Chain and accordingly the future exports were...
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Prospects of Sustainable Agriculture Practices under Groundwater Exploitation Scenario: A Case of Saurashtra, Gujaratby B. Swaminathan, N. J. Ardeshna and R. L. Shiyani Page: 216-225 Abstract: Prospects of Sustainable Agriculture Practices under Groundwater Exploitation Scenario: A Case of Saurashtra, Gujarat At least 50% of India’s total irrigated...
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The present investigation was undertaken with a view to study the marketing cost, marketing margin, price spread and constraints marketing of onion in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. The marketing cost, margin and price spread of different identified marketing channel and constraints of marketing were analysed. It is observed that the marketable sur...
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The present investigation was undertaken with a view to study the cost & returns and resource use efficiency of onion in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat as it has the largest share in onion cultivation in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state with a random sample of 120 respondents. The results indicated that the average total cost of cultivation pe...
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Keywords: Fallow land, land use, Markov chain, net area sown, spatio-temporal changes
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Development of Indian livestock has become eye-catching and more competitive over the last few years. Except meat and eggs, India has meagre share even less than one per cent in world livestock export basket.
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Akin to Green Revolution of the late 1960s, doubling farmers' income by 2022-23, over the 2016-17 income levels, has become the watchword of the current agricultural policy scenario. Gujarat is among the top few states in India where doubling or improving farmers' income within the targeted year is in the realm of possibility. The State's agricultu...
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This paper has analyzed the growth in TFP of fennel crop and temporal change in economic aspect in Gujarat state from 1995-96 to 2015-16. TheTornqvistTheil Index has been used to calculate the total output index, total input index and TFP index. Two outputs and ten inputs have been used to construct output and input indices. The results revealed th...
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Agricultural sector has been actively responding to consumer demand in terms of taste, colour, size, shape, content, nutrition value and overall food quality and safety. The present study was conducted to examine farmers' preferences associated with the technological attributes of pigeonpea in Rajkot and Junagadh districts of Saurashtra region (Guj...
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Over the decades, the livestock sector has grown tremendously in India owing to the country's predominant livestock population and changes in the composition of livestock population. Livestock population has undergone changes continuously over time owing to numerous economic, technological, and environmental factors. It was, therefore, necessary to...
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Market integration is a good proxy for measuring efficiency in the marketing system, whereby the underlying infrastructure is best put to use coupled with effective resource allocation. This way, the emerging price signals from the markets can be utilized to benefit both producers and consumers alike. The present study examines the performance of m...
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The study has examined the growth performance of major vegetable crops in the state of Gujarat across its districts and regions. The study has revealed that the growth performance of major vegetable crops was significant in area (9.45% / annum), production (14.03% / annum) and yield (4.18 % / annum). The growth performance of vegetable crops was fo...
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The study examines growth performance of major flower crops in Gujarat state for different districts. The study reveals that growth performance of major flower crops in region-wise was found to be highest in area (17.89% /annum), production (27.89%/annum) and yield (8.48%/annum) and was observed in South Gujarat region during the same period as com...
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The study examines growth performance of major spice crops in Gujarat state for different districts. The study reveals that growth performance of major spice crops was found to be significant increase in production 11.35% / annum) and yield (3.82% / annum) in Gujarat during 1994-95 to 2012-13. The area under spices increased at the highest rate (10...
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કઠોળ પાકોના બીજ ઉત્પાદનમાં કુલ ખર્ચ સામે કઠોળ પાકોની સામાન્ય ખેતી કરતાં વધારે વળતર મળે છે. ભારતમાં કઠોળની ખાદ્ય પુરવા કઠોળની મોટા પાયે આયાત થતી હોવાથી કઠોળ પાકોનું ઉત્પાદન વધારવા માટે સરકાર ઘણું પ્રોત્સાહન આપી રહી છે. તે જોતા આવનારા દિવસોમાં કઠોળ પાકો હેઠળ વિસ્તાર વધવાથી કઠોળ પાકોના બીયારણની માંગ વધશે જેથી કઠોળ પાકોનુ બીજ ઉત્પાદનની નફાકારકતા પણ ભવિ...
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In India, there are four systems of agricultural marketing like sale in village, sale in mandi, sale in market and cooperative marketing. In agricultural marketing transportation cost, inadequate market infrastructure, lack of market information, lack of processing units, storage facility, price fluctuation are the major problems. Eliminating middl...
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Cotton is the most promising crop in Indian agriculture in terms of its contribution to the country's agricultural gross domestic product as well as in creating gross employment and export earnings. But despite technological and policy interventions having ensured phenomenal growth in cotton sector over the decades, the country's yield is still 30...
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Groundnut, the ‘king’ of oilseeds, is one of the most important food and cash crop in India and around the globe. The state of Gujarat alone caters to nearly 40 per cent of the nation’s production. Accordingly, the present investigation concerning technical efficiency of groundnut farmers is aptly undertaken in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Fin...
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Gujarat stands 5th in sheep population and contributes 5.35 per cent to total wool production of India in 2014-15. Gujarat produced 2577.93 tonnes wool with average yield of 1191 grams per sheep during the year 2014-15. Major portion of sheep population is in Saurastra and North Gujarat. The study is based on secondary data and explored the extensi...
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Today, India has marched on from food security to food sufficiency and has materialized food sovereignty. All these have become possible owing to the application of cutting edge of science coupled with the positive policy support, and commitment of agricultural research intelligentsia and Indian farmers alike. The role of successive central and sta...
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Gujarat has less fertile and mostly arid and semi-arid land. Instead of experiencing erratic behavior of monsoon, it has enjoyed a higher growth rate in agriculture for many decades. But inequality in resource distribution and disparity in agricultural development is still a greater challenge for the state in foreseeable future. Analysis presented...
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Agriculture will continue to play a dominant role in Indian economy and psyche with the country being naturally endowed with diverse and varied agro-climatic conditions along with a vast reservoir of resource pool and soil regimes for growing a wider variety of crops. It is no coincidence that over 58 per cent of the rural households directly depen...
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Horticulture crops have inherent advantage of providing higher productivity per unit of land compared to other crops, resulting in higher income and higher rural employment generation. In addition, it is labour intensive and also can lead to good returns because of value addition potential. Thereby, fruits and vegetable cultivation can provide sust...
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Agriculture in Gujarat, despite a decline in its share in the State Domestic Product, remains an important sector. In this study district level agricultural performance of Gujarat state has been analysed over a decade. Using Prem Narain's methodology, the level of agricultural status of all the regions as well as districts of Gujarat has been measu...
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Abstract- The study has measured the level of livelihood status of the peoples in Gujarat at region as well as district level. Using Prem Narayan’s methodology an integrated livelihood status index have been prepared by the optimum combination of five different sub-indices of Agricultural Status, Infrastructure Status, Health and Sanitation Status,...
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The agricultural sector has undergone a perceptible change since the 1990s, and an apparent shortage of labour is observed in rural farms in India as well as in Gujarat. This study aims to examine the district wise temporal changes in agricultural labour supply during 1981 to 2001 by using district level workers' data and growth rates of labour abs...
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Onion is extremely important vegetable for earning foreign exchange grown in an area of 1.04 million hectares with a production of 15.74 million tonnes in the country during the year 2011-12. The world’s largest exporter India exported 15.53 lakh tonnes in the year 2011-12. Dehydraion of onion has the potential to reduce the storage losses as well...
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This paper has explored the growth of area, production and yield of onion and garlic in different districts of Gujarat. The secondary data for the period from 1990-91 to 2007-08 collected and analyzed by using the exponential function for the period 1990-91 to 2007-08. The area under the onion crop significantly increased at the rate of 6.50 per ce...
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Abstract The level of development in Gujarat is not uniform in terms of spatial distribution and across sectors. The tribal districts of the state are lagging behind in socio economic terms, these districts have low food grain productivity, low milk productivity, higher level of poverty and low female literacy. Although Gujarat is emerging as an i...
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Rural women play a significant role in decision making process in agriculture but their contribution is not recognized. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the role of women in farm management decision-making process. The data were collected by adopting the multistage random sampling by personally interviewing the selected 160 women agri...
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The study was carried out to estimate expenditure and income elasticities, to examine inequality in expenditure and to know which are the factors affecting consumption of milk and milk products in rural and urban area. Major findings revealed that 50 and 16 per cent of the sample households belong to low income group whereas only 20 and 24 per cent...
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Pearl millet is a major cereal crop in northwestern India. The crop is grown in very harsh, arid, dry climatic areas having high temperature and low and erratic rainfall. It’s use as food is declining but its use as cattle feed, poultry feed and source of starch in the alcohol industry is increasing. Its fodder is an important source of animal feed...
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This paper gives an estimate of the demand and supply of pearl millet grain and fodder for the year 2011 and 2020 in western India comprising (Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana). The projected pearl millet grain and stover production for 2020 was based on historical growth rates in production from 1996-2009. On the demand side, food demand was project...
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The assessment of shift in cropping pattern in different regions is crucial for a better insight into the agricultural development process. The present study was undertaken with a view to examine the dynamics of cropping pattern in Gujarat. The data on area of different crops for the period from 1990-91 to 2007-08 were collected from the Directorat...
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Gujarat state is one of the most important pearl millet producing states where it is consumed as staple food supporting poor smallholders and livestock in the harsh agroclimatic region. Currently, the productivity levels are relatively low due to limited adoption of dryland technologies by the poor. The Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enh...
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The yearwise, per hectare cost of rose flower cultivation was found to be highest in the first year. The cost of human labour was found to be the major cost item accounting for 37.36 per cent of the total cost. Irrigation was found to be the major item of cost accounting for 16.28 per cent of the total cost. The marketing cost of rose flower was es...
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The study measures the growth of fertilizer consumption in different districts of Gujarat to identify the disparity in growth of fertilizer consumption among the districts. District-wise data on fertilizer consumption from the period 1960-61 to 2007-08 were collected from the Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat Gandhinagar. The compou...
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Gujarat has been one of the important pearl millet producing state where it is consumed as staple food and fodder, supporting poor small holders and livestock in the harsh agro-climatic region. The baseline survey results reveal that out of the total cropped area, pearl millet occupied more than 70 percent of the cultivable area. The average produc...
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Abstracts The study was undertaken to examine the growth dimensions of agriculture in Gujarat for a better insight into the agricultural development process. The data on 37 indicators for the period from 1980-81 to 2007-08 were collected and analyzed for six different periods using factor analysis. A broad and fair representation of the large numbe...
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Government has announced an allocation of Rs. 300 crores under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for promotion of millets as Nutri-cereals. Scheme on Initiative for Nutrition Security through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP) has been formulated since 2011(AICPMIP, 2011). The scheme aims to demonstrate the improved production and post-harvest techno...
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Pearl millet is a major cereal crop in northwestern India. The crop is grown in very harsh, arid, dry climatic areas having high temperature and low and erratic rainfall. It’s use as food is declining but its use as cattle feed, poultry feed and source of starch in the alcohol industry is increasing. Its fodder is an important source of animal feed...
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The specialization of groundnut in Junagadh, cotton in Bharuch and Surendranagar, castor in Mehsana and Gandhinagar, sesamum in Amreli, rape & mustard in Banaskantha and Mehsana districts was the highest during the study period with value of location quotients to be more than 2. The specialization of wheat in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, jowar in Sur...
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The present paper explores the growth of area, production and yield of arhar, gram and total pulses in different districts of Gujarat. The data were collected and analyzed for the period from 1960-61 to 2007-08. The acreage under arhar significantly increased in Gujarat at the rate of 1.38 per cent per annum during 1960-61 to 2007-08. Similarly the...
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The factor determining the use of fertilizers needs to be critically analyzed to narrow the gap in nutrient supply capacity of soil and nutrient requirement of the plant for sustainable productivity of the crops. The present study was undertaken to estimate the gap between actual use and recommended dose of fertilizer and to identify the factors de...
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The present study was undertaken with a view to assess the growth in fertilizer consumption and fertilizer use pattern, to examine the gap between actual use and recommended dose of fertilizer, to study the determinants of fertilizer use and to estimate the fertilizer use efficiency for selected major crops in Saurashtra region. Purposive random sa...

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I want to know the relevancy of path analysis to know the direct or indirect effect on production due to change in area and productivity of a crop.
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I want to know existing research and extension gap in major crops in Gujarat state.
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Agricultural price policy in India is implemented to protect the farmers against price risk. Inspite of this, many a times it is questioned by the farmers so far as imlementation is concerend. What are other alternatives?
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what are the possible impacts of Goods and Services Tax on farming community?

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