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Haryana is one of the main rice producing state of India. Although rice is cultivated in 20 districts of the state, its area and production is largely concentrated in the Karnal, Kaithal and Kurukshetra districts which is commonly known as “Rice bowl of the state”. Fatehabad, Ambala, Jind, Yamunanagar, Sirsa, Panipat and Sonipat districts are also giving their significant contribution in rice production of the state. Karnal district is largest rice producer in the state and Sirsa district is one the newly growing rice producer in the state. The present study is related with Sirsa district .It is observed that area under cultivation of paddy in district Sirsa is increasing over time. The study reflected that the farmers of Sirsa district are diverted towards rice farming from other crops.

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