Journal article (OA) / Cropping Pattern Changes in Kerala, 1956–57 to 2016–17

Deepak Johnson. 2018. “Cropping Pattern Changes in Kerala, 1956–57 to 2016–17“, Review of Agrarian Studies, 8(1).

Abstract: This Note examines changes in the cropping pattern of Kerala over the last 61 years. Specifically, it puts together a district-level database on agriculture in Kerala from 1956–57, when the State was formed, to 2016–17, the most recent year for which data are available.

The available data were apportioned to nine composite districts according to the district boundaries of 1957–58 in order to construct a new dataset. The special features of this Note are the construction of continuous databases on land-use pattern and area and production statistics for Kerala for a 61-year period at the district level.

Reposted from Kerala Scholars eGroup.