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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 132-140
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.018


Determination of Agricultural Mechanization Parameters for Western Region of Uttar Pradesh, India
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:

According to 2011 census, the population of the UP was about 200 million, which covered about 16.50% of Indian total population and have about 6.9% of total area of the country. The state is also divided into 9 agro-climatic zones. The western region of Uttar Pradesh consists of four agro-climatic zones and has 26 districts. Out of 26 districts 5 districts were selected for mechanization study in agriculture which helps in improving safety and comfort of the agricultural worker. 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 all agro-climatic zones of western region were studied. The power availability of western plain zone is significantly highest i.e. 36.4% in comparison to other three western zones of western region in Uttar Pradesh. The mechanization index, power availability, total energy, mechanical energy are highest in western plain zone in comparison to South western semi arid zone, mid western plain zone and bhabhar and tarai zone i.e. 0.964, 5.36 kW/ha, 1738.27 kWh/ha, and 1676.74 kWh/ha respectively but human energy is highest in mid western plain zone i.e. 87.03 kWh/ha in comparison to other three western zones of western region. The cropping intensity of mid western plain zone district is 196% which is more than western plain zone as well as other two western zones. The average value of mechanization index, power availability, total energy, mechanical energy, cropping intensity, human energy, annual farmer income, annual input cost, irrigation intensity in western region of Uttar Pradesh are 0.958, 3.98 kW/ha, 1203 kWh/ha, 1132 kWh/ha, 176 %, 63.73 kWh/ha, Rs.263538, Rs.45609 and 176 % respectively.


Keywords: Mechanization index, Farm power, Degree of mechanization, Cropping intensity, Human energy, Mechanical energy, Total energy
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Tarun Kumar Maheshwari and Ashok Tripathi. 2019. Determination of Agricultural Mechanization Parameters for Western Region of Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 132-140. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.018