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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 392-396
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.043


Economic Analysis of Mechanical and Manual Transplanting of Rice: A comparative study
Rupsikha Goswami1*, Mouchumi Dutta1 and Sanju Borgohain2
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lakhimpur, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Morigaon, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Assam is a state where rice is considered as a staple food and occupies about two third of total cropped area in the state. The agro climatic condition of Assam is best suitable for rice production. Most of the rice cultivation in the state is done by traditional manual transplanting method which involves number of labourers. But in the present situation due to shortage of labourers in the main cropping season the cultivation of paddy suffers a setback. The farmers in this region possess limited knowledge about mechanization of rice cultivation. In order to overcome this problem, an attempt was made to introduce mechanically transplanted rice cultivation in few areas using a self-propelled walk behind four row mechanical transplanter. The data from the demonstrated plots like plant height (cm), number of tillers per hill, number of plants per meter square and grain yield (kg/ha) were collected and were compared with a control plot where only manual transplanting was done. Also, cost of cultivation for both the demonstrated and control plots was found out and economic analysis was done. From the analysis, it has been found out that the gross return for mechanical and manual transplanting was Rs. 97012 and Rs. 92928 respectively and net return for mechanical and manual transplanting was Rs. 66859 and Rs. 55939 respectively for both the methods of transplanting. Benefit cost ratio was also calculated where it was found to be 3.21 and 2.51 respectively for mechanical and manual transplanting respectively.


Keywords: Rice, mechanization, mechanical transplanter
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Rupsikha Goswami, Mouchumi Dutta and Sanju Borgohain. 2020. Economic Analysis of Mechanical and Manual Transplanting of Rice: A comparative study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 392-396. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.043