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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 725-733
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.085


Assessment of Agricultural Mechanization Indicators for Central Agro-Climatic Zone of Uttar Pradesh
Tarun Kumar Maheshwari* and Ashok Tripathi
Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, VSAET, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad-211 007, UP, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Uttar Pradesh is situated in northern India. It covers 243290 Km2. The state is also divided into 9 agro-climatic zones. The central agro-climatic zone of Uttar Pradesh contains 14 districts. Out of 14 districts 4 districts were selected for the study Agriculture mechanization also helps in improving safety and comfort of the agricultural worker, improvements in the quality and value addition of the farm produce and also enabling the farmers to take second and subsequent crops making Indian agriculture more attractive and profitable. There is a linear relationship between availability of farm power and farm yield. In India, there is a need to increase the availability of farm power from 2.02 kW per ha (2016-17) to 4.0 kW per ha by the end of 2030 to cope up with increasing demand of food grains. The average size of operational holding has declined to 1.08 ha in 2015-16 as compared to 1.15 in 2010-11. The farm mechanization indicators and their variability among different districts of central zone were studied. It can be seen that Kannauj and Pratapgarh are significantly more mechanized in comparison to Hardoi and Etawah on the basis of mechanization index and power availability. Also, power availability of Kannuj is significantly highest in comparison to other 3 districts. The Mechanization index, Power availability, Total energy, Mechanical energy, are highest in Kanuuj district significantly in comparison to Hardoi, Etawah and Pratapgarh ie 0.972, 3.29 kW/ha, 4901.40 kWh/ha, and 4810.67 kWh/ha respectively but Human energy is highest in Hardoi district i.e. 897.75 kWh/ha in comparison to other three districts. The cropping intensity of Kannuj district is 260% which is less than Hardoi but more than Etawah and Pratapgarh. The average value of Mechanization index, Power availability, Total energy, Mechanical energy in central zone of UP are 0.9497, 2.18 kW/ha, 2450 kWh/ha, 2351.86 kWh/ha, 97.89 kWh/ha respectively


Keywords: Mechanization index, Power Availability, Total energy, Mechanical Energy, Cropping Intensity
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Tarun Kumar Maheshwari and Ashok Tripathi. 2019. Assessment of Agricultural Mechanization Indicators for Central Agro-Climatic Zone of Uttar Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 725-733. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.085