Comparative Study of Quantitative and Cartographic Techniques of Banana Crop Concentration in Raver Tehsil of Jalgaon District (M.S., India)

Misrilal B. Chavan, Shri Kailas S. Nile


Jalgaon district is located near the heartland of India which is famous as ‘Golden City’, because of huge transaction of gold metal and production of banana (Yellow Gold). Both, gold metal and banana have raised the importance of Jargon district in Maharashtra State. This district ranks first in India in the production of banana and cultivated area under it. Periyar district in Tiruchirapally is a weak second in rank in the country. In Maharashtra state Parbhani is on second position. It’s all India rank is 15th. These comparisons fully bring out the outstanding position of Jalgaon district with respect to banana production both in the state as well as in the country. There must be certain physical and human conditions most favourable for the cultivation of banana in this district.

The main intension of this research paper is to display the concentration of banana cultivation with the help of quantitative and cartographic methods. The viability of both methods is assessed by comparing with each other. In the quantitative techniques, crop concentration method suggested by Sham S. Bhatia and proportion are considered. While in cartographic method dot, isopleth, demarcation of agricultural region and spatial distribution etc techniques are taken into consideration. This research paper is based on villagewise authentic agricultural data from which banana crop is selected as a personification. Banana is only one crop observed in all villages of Raver tehsil. In the present paper comparative scenario of quantitative method suggested by Bhatia and cartographic method suggested by researcher is given. Both methods of crop concentration have their own status and different characteristics. On the basis of their characteristics an attempt is made to entitle them as relative and absolute crop concentration method.

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