International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geography | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023

Evaluating Land Suitability for Rice Cultivation in West Tripura Using Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Geospatial Techniques

Kausik Panja | Krishnaiah Y. V. [2]

Abstract: Sustainable and smart agricultural development requires adjustment between land potentiality and ideal crop yield. If these two conditions are matched adequately then crop production increasing significantly. The study assesses the suitability of land for rice cultivation in West Tripura, India using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and Geospatial Techniques. It examines various factors like topography, drainage, soil texture, climate, and land use to determine the most suitable areas for rice farming. Rice is the primary staple crop of the West Tripura district. It is cultivated in both seasons that kharif and rabi. The rice production is high in plain land when compared to hilly areas. During 2019-20, the farmers cultivated rice 26931 hectares and production was 88396 metric tons. At that time, the average rice yield was 3282 kg/ha. The findings indicate that 35.18% of the land is effectively suitable for rice cultivation, and the remaining land with minimum effort can be suitable for rice cultivation in marginal land.

Keywords: Geospatial techniques, Land suitability, Multicriterial Decision analysis, Rice cultivation, West Tripura

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 1802 - 1809

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