Impact of Irrigation on Agricultural Development: A Correlative Analysis

  • Suman Lata
Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)


This chapter is an attempt to find out the impact of irrigation development on overall agricultural development in the state of Uttar Pradesh. For the agricultural development analysis, data pertaining to 21 variables for the period 2010–2015 were collected and grouped into six major development categories-irrigation, agricultural land use, technology, agricultural production, human resource and rural infrastructure. The composite z-score technique was used to examine and determine the levels of agricultural development in all of the 71 districts of the state. Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient technique was applied to examine the relationship between variables of irrigation and agricultural development. If imbalances and variations exist in provisions of irrigation and agricultural development, some measures have also been suggested for the development of agriculturally backward districts of the state.


Agricultural land use development Agricultural production development Human resource development Irrigation development Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation Overall agricultural development Rural infrastructure development Simple linear regression technique Technological development 


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  • Suman Lata
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyRamdayalu Singh College, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar UniversityMuzaffarpurIndia

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