Journal ID : AMA-27-03-2022-11246
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 04]
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Title : Agriculture and Use of Power in Rajasthan

Abstract :

Energy is a primary driver of economic growth and welfare. Provision of good quality energy is a means to improve the standard of living of the people. Power scenario in the country which had worsened over the years with the deficit at 10.1 per cent and the peak deficit at 12.7 per cent during 2009-10 has now improved somewhat, with a recorded deficit of 0.7 and peak deficit of 2.0 percent in 2017-18 state of Rajasthan has 10 per cent of India’s land, 5 per cent of its population and only 1 per cent of its water resources, a disadvantage by a factor for supply of irrigation water vis-a-vis agriculture area. To estimate the present status of farm power availability across the states at District level from secondary sources were analysed and the farm power availability at district level has been calculated. The percent change in farm power availability during 2007-08 and 2017-18. The average farm power availability in the State of Rajasthan during 2007-08 was 0.932 kW/ha and it increased to 1.414 kW/ha by the end of 2017-18, thus registering a 51.72 % increase in FPA in last tn year due to increase of solarisation and implementation of Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization. Acute water shortage, erratic rainfall and recurring droughts in every district have exacerbated the situation. The development of Rajasthan’s Agriculture depends on its technological changes i.e.a change in the parameter of production function resulting directly from the use of new knowledge.

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