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International Journal of Statistika and Mathematika, ISSN: 2277- 2790 E-ISSN: 2249-8605

Volume 10, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 01-07

Research Article

Agriculture Productivity Performance of North-Western Zone in Tamilnadu Using Data Mining Techniques


C. Arul Kumar 1, G. Manimannan2

1Assistant Professor, Vivekanandha, College of Arts and Sciences for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Dase R. K.


Agriculture sector is the mainstay and backbone of the Indian economy. Agriculture plays a vital role in the development of a country. It contributes nearly fifteen percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Seventy percent of the population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Over the past decade the agriculture production in districts of Tamil Nadu had faced increased yield in all the crops. However, agriculture productivity differs from region to region, which needs a detailed investigation. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the agriculture productivity of Major Crops in North-western zones of Tamil Nadu using Data Mining and Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques. The data was collected from secondary source of Department of Economics and Statistics, Tamilnadu during the period of 2003 to 2012. In this study we examined yield variations, spatial patterns and classification of fifteen major crops. The results achieved three different classifications and are labeled High Yield Districts (HYD), Medium Yield Districts (MYD) and Low Yield Districts (LYD) based on their mean yield of various crops.

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