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Year: 2014 | Month: December | Volume 59 | Issue 4

Micro aspects of farmers performance using data envelopment analysis: A study based on West Bengal



The concept of farm efficiency has important implications for size productivity relationship and the extent to which farms have adopted the current technology. Using farm level input output data on paddy cultivation of a set of farmers in West Bengal, we have tried to ascertain the pattern of efficiency. The study reveals that there is an over-utilisation of available resources as well as considerable scope for expanding output in West Bengal agriculture. The paper also deals with the efficiency differential among different categories of farmers in respect of agro-climatic zone in West Bengal. JEL Classification Number: O130, O400, O160, I310.

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