Basavaraju H N, Research scholar, Dr. S N Yogish, Professor
Department of Economics, Kuvempu University.
Maize is one of the most important cereal crop of the world and contributes to food
security in most of the developing countries . In India maize is emerging as third
most important crop after rice and wheat . Its importance lies in the fact that it is
not only used for human food and animal feed but at the same time it is also widely
used for corn starch industry. Corn oils production baby corn s etc. This paper analysis
the trends o in Area under production and productivity of maize in India. This study was
based secondary Sources of Data. Computed Compound Growth Rate of time series data on
area, production and productivity for Maize in India. The growth rate for area production and
yield was positive in India. State-wise analysis shows that area, production and yield was
positive and significant Rajasthan is 1st place occupying 1110.8 thousand hectare area,
production is 729.6 mt in 2016-17, highest production in the state is Madhya Pradesh.
Karnataka is 6th place occupying 618.0 thousand hectares area, production is 1244.0 mt in
the year 2016-17. District wise Area production and productivity shows Bagalkote district
occupying first place Area 178.48 hectares production 708 MT followed by Davanagere