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2023, Vol. 8, Special Issue 4, Part H

An economic analysis of the socio-economic status of wheat growers in Banda district of Bundelkhand region (U.P.)


Author(s): Dharmendra Maurya, RK Rai, Himanshu Panday, Yash Gautam, Dheeraj Mishra and Annu

Abstract:
Wheat occupies a very important place in our diet and source of income for millions around the world. To examine An Economic Analysis of the socioeconomic status of wheat growers in the Banda District of Bundelkhand Region (U.P.) This study was conducted in the Bundelkhand region of Banda district. For the selection of sample farmers, purposive sampling, stratified random sampling was adopted for the selection of districts, blocks, villages, and respondents in the study area. Seven districts come under the Bundelkhand (Jhansi and Chitrakoot division) region. In the first stage, the Banda district was selected purposively for study based on having higher production and area under wheat crop in Chitrakoot division. Banda has eight blocks: Badaokhar Khurd, Jaspura, Tindwari, Naraini, Mahuwa, Baberu, Bisanda, and Kamasin, with Baberu being chosen using a simple random sampling method. Another reason for choosing Baberu is that he is local to the investigator, making it easier for him to build rapport with respondents and collect data. Five villages namely Rayan, Santar, Kayal, Fufundi, and Kauhara, were selected at random from the selected block. The total sample size was 92 wheat growers selected randomly at different villages in the study area. The study on the agriculture year 2021-22 was collected through personal interviews method with the help of a pre-tested comprehensive schedule from wheat growers. After the collection of data descriptive statistics, were used to find out the various socio-economic characteristics of the wheat growers in the study area. The results show that the majority of farmers 61.96 percent are old and the average age experience of farmers the highest recorded for 21 years and above is about 60.67 percent in the study area. Religion such as Hindu and Muslim, 98.91 percent of wheat growers belong to the Hindu community and the majority of the caste category in wheat growers belongs to the OBC category 73.92 percent in the study area. The results show that 31.52 percent were found illiterate and occupation and the average income of different size groups that the majority of the wheat growers 93.48 percent are engaging with agriculture and the annual income of a farm family includes all kinds of revenue generation, the majority of respondents 53.26 percent medium annual income category 40001 to 100000 and the total number of land holding was found maximum found under marginal farms category is about 32.61 percent in the study area. The cropping intensity found in almost every district cropping intensity in the study area is about 130.80 percent with a net cultivated land area is 316.4 hectares and a total gross cropped area is about 413.90 hectares in the study area.


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Dharmendra Maurya, RK Rai, Himanshu Panday, Yash Gautam, Dheeraj Mishra, Annu. An economic analysis of the socio-economic status of wheat growers in Banda district of Bundelkhand region (U.P.). Int J Stat Appl Math 2023;8(4S):592-597.

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