With the advent of modern agricultural technology, especially during the period of the Green Revolution in the late sixties and early seventies, there is a continuous surge for diversified agriculture in terms of crops, primarily on economic considerations .The present study aimed at examining the compound growth rate and instability status of during Kharif and Rabi season crops of Chhattisgarh. Zone wise time-series data for a period from 1974-75 to 2004-05 on area, production and productivity of each of the individual major crops were utilized for the study. The study revealed that the rice and sesamum were the crop in which high growth rate accompanied by high instability in all the three agro climatic zones of Chhattisgarh .In last 33 year during kharif season none crop exhibited high growth rate with decreasing instability in Chhattisgarh plain but for northern hilly region and baster plateau showed continuous high growth rate. In Rabi season gram was the crop depicted continuous fluctuation i.e. increasing instability with high compound growth rate. while lathyrus was the crop exhibited decreasing instability accompanied by high growth rate in case of zone I while in case of northern hilly region and baster plateau growth rate were below 2 % .The all the three agro climatic zones of Chhattisgarh during last three decade high growth rate accompanied by high instability in the production of the selected Kharif and Rabi season crop .
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G. Shankar, Alok Shrivastava, R. R. Saxena. Growth and Instability: An Inter Zonal Analysis of Kharif and Rabi Crops in Chhattisgarh. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 1(1): Jan.-Mar. 2010 page 18-23.