Year: 2022 | Month: March | Volume 67 | Issue 2

Economics and Resource Use Efficiency of Wheat Crop: Findings from Jammu Region of Jammu & Kashmir

Vipal Bhagat Sudhakar Dwivedi Pawan Kumar Sharma Rajinder Peshin S.E.H. Rizvi
DOI:10.46852/0424-2513.2.2022.4

Abstract:

Economics of wheat crop revealed that, the cost-benefit ratio was found out to be highest in case of Jammu district and the least in case of Udhampur district. The overall yield of the wheat crop worked out to be 5.92, highest yield found out to be in the Jammu district and lowest in the Rajouri district. Production function analysis revealed that wheat crop yielded constant returns to scale. In addition, variables like human labour, machine labour, fertiliser, manure, etc. proved to be positively significant that could influence the yields of the wheat crop. Except Udhampur district, mustard crop in the rest of the district experienced constant returns to scale. Moreover, variables like machine labour, manure and fertiliser worked out to be significant. On the other hand, in the Udhampur district, rice crop revealed the increasing returns to scale and the rest of the districts showed the constant returns to scale. Human labour, plant protection chemicals and manure came out to be significant. Therefore, such input variables need to be taken care of accordingly.

Highlights

  • Cultivation of wheat crop was found out to be most profitable in the case of Jammu district in spite of the fact that the total cost was very high in this district.
  • Resource-use-efficiency revealed that the input variables like human labour, machine labour and plant production chemicals proved out to be the most important input variables in wheat cultivation.




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