|Online ISSN : 2349-8080
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The present study has examined the growth, instability and determinants of maize production in India from the period 1980-81 to 2015-16. Compound Annual Growth Rate, Cudda-Della Valle method and Regression analysis were used in the study. The results revealed that significant higher growth rates in area, production and productivity of maize are found during post-WTO in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and India as a whole. Tamil Nadu is the only state among the selected ones to show high instability in production during both pre and post WTO periods, whereas, Maharashtra indicated the presence of high instability in production during pre WTO period. The variable irrigated area is found as a key factor in increasing maize production in Tamil Nadu. Rainfall is one among the limiting factors in maize production, which led to low productivity due to prolonged dry spells. Therefore, there is a need to explore the possibilities i.e., educating the farmers to use high quality seed or drought mitigation strategies to provide technical know-how and other support to the farmers in order to increase maize productivity.