Agricultural Land-Use Pattern in Pulwama District of Kashmir Valley

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Mohammad Maqbool Bhat

In this present paper an attempt has been made to analyze the agricultural land use pattern at micro level in Pulwama district of Kashmir Valley. Study is based on the primary as well as secondary data. Agricultural land use pattern and production is influenced by physical, socio-economic, technological and organizational factors. An effort has been made here to study the changing land use pattern, cropping pattern, pattern of crop diversification, crop combination and ranking of the crops in Pulwama district for the year 2010 - 2011, which is considered to be a normal year from agricultural point of view. The crop data has been computed with the help of Jasbir Singh's method of crop diversification and weaver's method of crop combination. Seven major crops have been considered for crop diversification and ten major crops have been considered for the crop combination and ranking. The major crops of the area are Rice, Wheat, Maize, Pulses, Mustard, Fodder and Vegetables etc.