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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 6)

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Page : 889-895

Keywords : Agriculture Development Disparity;

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Agriculture is the mainstay of economy in the state of Mizoram; more than 60 per cent of the total population depends on agriculture and allied activities. It is the backbone of economy, provided employment opportunities and meet the ever requirement of pressure of population. Even though the total net sown area has been increasing during the last decades, sharing of GSDP is only 14 per cent. In-depth analysis of agriculture sector is an urgent call as disparity of agriculture development is one of the main threats toinequality.To study the level of agriculture development,secondary information was collectedfromStatistical Abstract of Mizoram, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 to analyze 32 variable indicators in the selected eight districts with the help of Z-score techniques from Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Kolasibdistrict with a score value of 9.70 falls under very high level of development, followed by three districts of Aizawl (9.25), Champhai (8.89) andLunglei(6.95)categorized ashigh level of development. Mamit district score a value of -5.29 which is categorized under medium level of development. Serchhip and Lawngtlai districts falls underlow level of development with a score value of -7.31 and -7.92. Saiha district score the lowest value of 14.28 which falls under very low level of development. The study reveals that the geographical attribute, administrative and social aspect play a significant role as west, north and north eastern region score the high value whereas the small tribal ethnic areas of south and south western region scores the low value.

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