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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 512-519

Economics Analysis of Production, Resource Use Efficiency and Constraints Analysis of Sugarcane Cultivation in East Champaran District of North Bihar
Shiva Pujan Singh1*, H.P. Singh2, Meera Kumari3, Md. Minnatullah4, H. Chand1 and Balwant Kumar4
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Sugarcane Research Institute, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, BHU, Varanasi, India
3Department of Agricultural Economics, BAU, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India
4Sugarcane Research Institute, RPCAU, Pusa, India
*Corresponding author

The present paper estimate the cost and returns of sugarcane cultivation, input use efficiency and production constraints have been computed using primary data collected from 68 sugarcane growers on various aspects of costs and returns spread over two blocks in East-Champaran district of Bihar. The paper has analysed that an average sugarcane cultivating farmers in the area spent 33.71 percent of the total cost on hired labour, 21.72 percent on seed, 17.69 percent on chemical fertilizers, 11.98 percent on machine power and 4.26 percent on plant protection chemicals, realized a net return of Rs. 114183 per hectare. This might be due to the fact that the value of BCR has reached its maximum (2.74) only at the farm size of above two hectare. The study was shown that planting materials (seeds), tractor cost and plant protection chemical uses have a positive and significant influence on sugarcane yield, indicating that these resources are being used at sub-optimal levels and there exists the possibility of enhancing the yield of sugarcane by increasing their use. Labour shortage during peak period (81.50) average score in garret’s ranking has been reported the major production constraints by the sugarcane growers. The general observation from the farmer’s perception in the area is that in spite of the fact that the central and state Government price incentives have provided them a relief to some extent the mechanism evolved for fixing minimum price does not cover the entire cost components and the risk factors involved in the sugarcane cultivation.

Keywords: Sugarcane, Cost& revenue, Input use efficiency and constraints analysis

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Shiva Pujan Singh, H.P. Singh, Meera Kumari, Md. Minnatullah, H. Chand and Balwant Kumar. 2018. Economics Analysis of Production, Resource Use Efficiency and Constraints Analysis of Sugarcane Cultivation in East Champaran District of North Bihar.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 512-519. doi:
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