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Agricultural Research Journal
Year : 2019, Volume : 56, Issue : 1
First page : ( 146) Last page : ( 152)
Print ISSN : 2395-1435. Online ISSN : 2395-146X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2395-146X.2019.00022.X

Land use planning for Coimbatore District (Tamil Nadu) Using priority based fuzzy goal programming model

Felix K Thomas*, Gopal S Murali, Senthilnathan S

Department of Economics, TNAU, Coimbatore-641003, Tamil Nadu

*Corresponding author: felixagri@yahoo.in

Online published on 2 March, 2019.


In this study, the application of fuzzy goal programming model was used for optimum land use planning for several seasonal crops in a planning year. In the model formulation of the problem, major five goals like land utilisation, productive resources, production, cash requirement and profit goals were used and the aspiration levels of various production resources of crops as well as the total expected profits from the farm were fuzzily described. In the decision-making situation, minimization of the under-deviational variables of the membership goals with highest membership value (unity) as their achievement levels defined for the membership functions of the fuzzy goals of the problem on the basis of the priorities of importance of achieving the aspired levels of the fuzzy goals to the extent possible is considered. Present study is based on the secondary data collected from cost of cultivation scheme (2015) TNAU, from the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. To expound the potential use of the approach, the model solution is compared with the existing cropping plan of the District.



Coimbatore, Fuzzy goal programming, Membership function, Land use planning.


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