2023, Vol. 8, Special Issue 5, Part H
Cost and return analysis of Bajra (Pearl millet) cultivation in Auraiya district of Uttar PradeshAuthor(s):
Pushpendra Kumar, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. AN Shukla, Anurooddha Pratap Singh Yadav, Randhir Yadav and Shiv Kumar RanaAbstract:
Pearl millet accounts for almost half of global millet production. Bajra crop is important staple food crop and cereal crop of Auraiya district under the thrust area identified by the Indian Government and cultivation of bajra is given importance. Uttar Pradesh state is second largest with respect of area and production under bajra crop in India. Area, production and productivity of the bajra crop in Uttar Pradesh was 0.93 Mha, 1.80 Mt. and 1941 kg/ha, respectively (Directorate of Economics and Statistics, DAC & FW, 2019). A multi stage stratified random sampling techniques was adopted to select the block, villages, cultivators, market and market functionaries and processing units. The study was confined in Auraiya district of U.P. A total 150 respondent were selected randomly from selected villages (30 farmers from each village). The farmer was further sub grouped, into marginal farmers (0-1 ha.), small farmers (1-2 ha.) and large farmers (2 and above ha) on the basis of land under cultivation. Table 4. Shows that the 36 per cent of total bajra growers were marginal size group, 44 per cent small size group and only 20 per cent in large size group. The average size of holding of marginal, small, and large size group was 0.69, 1.54 and 3.26 respectively. Table 7. Shows that the average cost of cultivation of Bajra crop came to Rs. 85265.78 per farms. The cost of cultivation shows increasing trend with the increasing size of farm. It came to Rs. 27114.46 on marginal farms, Rs. 69796.03 on small farms and Rs. 158886.86 on large farms. The highest average yield 30.39 quintal per hectare was obtained through large size group of farms followed by 28.78 quintal per hectare on small size group of farms and 25.76 quintal per hectare on marginal size group of farms. Average cost of cultivation on bajra large size group of farms Rs. 48738.30 followed by small size group of farm Rs.45322.10 and marginal size group of farms Rs.39296.33 per hectare on bajra cultivation. Maximum net income of Rs.19109.70 per hectare was obtained through large size group of farms followed by Rs.18983.40 per hectare by small size group of farms and lowest net income of Rs.18141.17 per hectare was received by marginal size group of farms on the sample farms.Pages: 534-537 | Views: 62 | Downloads: 2Download Full Article: Click Here
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Pushpendra Kumar, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. AN Shukla, Anurooddha Pratap Singh Yadav, Randhir Yadav, Shiv Kumar Rana. Cost and return analysis of Bajra (Pearl millet) cultivation in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh. Int J Stat Appl Math 2023;8(5S):534-537.