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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 234-241

Impact of Straw Burning Practices on Economics of Sugarcane in South Gujarat Region
Narendra Singh1*, V.M. Thumar2, A.K. Leua3 and D.J. Chaudhari1
1Department of Agricultural Economics, ACHF, NAU, Navsari, Gujarat, India
2Directorate of Research, NAU, Navsari, Gujarat, India
3ASPEE Agribusiness Management Institute (AABMI), NAU, Navsari, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

Sugarcane is the major crop grown in South Gujarat region contributing to major share o farmer’s income and state economy with highest area and production in Navsari and Surat districts. Since past several years, farmers are burning sugarcane straw at the time of harvesting the crop which is serious problem causing environmental damage and public health issues. Keeping in view this problem it is essential to study the economic aspect of straw burning practices in South Gujarat region. For this purpose the present investigation was undertaken to study the comparative costs and return of sugarcane non-straw burning and straw burning practices. The results of study revealed that per hectare net return of sugarcane planted and ratoon crop for non-straw burning practice was found Rs. 268393.84 and Rs. 222207.56 whereas it was Rs. 225386.84 and Rs. 181687.70 for straw burning practices respectively. The return per rupee was also recognized less in straw burning practices as compare to non-straw burning practices. Traditionally sugarcane farmers burn their crop before harvesting of the crop to reduce labour and transportation cost. The burning practices of the farmers reduce their income by deduction of Rs.150 per tonnes and weight loss of 10-12 tonnes per hectare.

Keywords: Sugarcane, Straw burning, Practices, Ratoon, Return

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Narendra Singh, V.M. Thumar, A.K. Leua and Chaudhari, D.J. 2018. Impact of Straw Burning Practices on Economics of Sugarcane in South Gujarat Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 234-241. doi:
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