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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 439-453
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.059


Economics of Rice Seed Production and Marketing – A Study in Terai Zone of West Bengal, India
Gobinda Mula1*, Nityananda Layek1 and Bidhan Roy2
1Department of Agricultural Economics, 2Department of Seed Science and Technology, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar-736 165, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study analysed the economics rice seed cultivation in Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts in Terai zone of West Bengal. The study has determined the costs, profitability, resource use efficiency, marketing and constraints of rice seed cultivation. The multistage sampling technique was used to select 90 rice seed growers. The study revealed that TVC of cultivation (₹/acre) was found ₹22016.60 and ₹20758.31 respectively for seed and conventional production. The net return in seed production was ₹8622.55/acre with input-output ratio of 1:1.29. The overall contribution of different resources in variation of income found 53% (R2 = 53.28). The factors viz. seed, chemical and irrigation revealed significant at 5% level. The calculated MVP and RUE were found positive for all resources viz. seed, organic fertilizer, Inorganic fertilizer, argo-chemical and irrigation except human labour. In respect of marketing, producer’s share in consumer rupee found only 30 to 40 %. Garret’s ranking showed that low price of output, shortage of labour, high price of input, weed infestation and availability of credit were the major problem in seed production. The study suggested that production potential of rice seed at the farmers level is to be enhanced with adequate infrastructure, guidance and training facility.


Keywords: Cost of cultivation, Input-output ratio, Marginal value product, Marketing efficiency
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Gobinda Mula, Nityananda Layek and Bidhan Roy. 2019. Economics of Rice Seed Production and Marketing – A Study in Terai Zone of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 439-453. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.059