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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2504-2513
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.300


A Case Study on Custom Hiring of Combine Harvester in Pusa and Adjoining Area
Kundan Kumar, Vedprakash Kumar and Manoranjan Kumar*
College of Agricultural Engineering, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa (Samastipur), Bihar – 84812, India
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Abstract:

Bihar state, after its division on November 15, 2000 has agriculture as a major instrument to combat a catastrophic situation as its economic and unemployment. The use of too expensive and high capacity farm machines through custom hiring suitable for agricultural harvesting operation and unhealthy socio-economic conditions would help boost up its growth, economy and also solve the unemployment challenge. Hence a project undertaken a case study on custom hiring of combine harvester in Pusa and adjoining area with the objectives, To study the economic feasibility of use of combine harvester, evaluation of brake even point, major constraints for adoption of combine harvester. It was found only 2 to 3 % farmer were above high secondary 76 to77% were up to secondary and 18 to 20% of farmer were up to higher secondary. This was also a main factor for adoption of new technology for agricultural practice such as harvesting by combine harvester. The distribution of tool/implement shows in village Sakri less than 1% self-propelled reaper, less than 0.5% Tractor operated and about 1% of reaper-cum binder and combine harvester. This is the only cause of unawareness of harvesting implement and benefit. Due to less availability of electric power, farmers were not using electric motor operated thresher for threshing of paddy and wheat crop and also other agricultural practices. Farmer like more harvesting by wheat crop as compare to paddy by combine harvester because of residue use for animal feed. Combine harvester owner feel very much difficulty when breakdown of machine, due to lack of proper mechanic, service centre, spare etc. Cost of harvesting and threshing by combine was only Rs. 2386/ha for self-propelled combine harvester and Rs. 2248/ha for tractor operated combine harvester. The break-even point was obtained in 390 ha for self-propelled combine harvester and 246 ha for tractor operated combine harvester. Custom hiring business is more suitable of advance technology of agricultural practice, like harvesting of wheat and paddy crop combine harvester.


Keywords: Agricultural harvesting operation, Electric motor, Self-propelled
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Kundan Kumar, Vedprakash Kumar, Manoranjan Kumar. 2020. A Case Study on Custom Hiring of Combine Harvester in Pusa and Adjoining Area.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2504-2513. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.300