Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2019: 96.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 2985-2994
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.360


Economics, Input Use Efficiency, Yield Gap and Constraints Analysis of Sugarcane Farming in West-Champaran, District of Bihar: Micro Perspectives
Shiva Pujan Singh1*, Md. Minnatullah2, Meera Kumari3 and Bipin Saw4
1Deptt.of Agricultural Economics, Sugarcane Research Institute, RPCAU, Pusa, India
2Sugarcane Research Institute, RPCAU, Pusa, India
3Department of Agricultural Economics, BAU, Sabour, Bihar, India
4Department of Agricultural Economics, RPCAU, Pusa, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The economics of sugarcane production, resources use efficiency and production constraints have been computed using primary data collected from 68 sugarcane growers on various aspects of costs and returns spread over two blocks in West-Champaran district of Bihar. The study were revealed that an average sugarcane cultivating farmers in the area spent 26.14 percent of the total cost on hired labour, 25.77 percent on seed, 19.11 percent on chemical fertilizers, 16.55 percent on machine power and 4.56 percent on plant protection chemicals respectively, realized a net return of Rs. 1,32, 413 per hectare. This might be due to the fact that the value of BCR had its maximum (3.41) only at the farm size of above two hectare. All the resource inputs were found significant at 1 % and 5% level of probability except human labour and tractor cost used indicating that these resources was being used at sub-optimal levels and there exists the possibility of enhancing the yield of sugarcane by increasing their use. The farmer’s field yields obtained were considerably lower (73.15 t/ha) than those recorded in the demonstration plots (92 t/ha) and research stations/farms (150 t/ha) respectively. The study was suggested that to bridge this gap the use of recommended level of inputs is most essential. Un-availability of labour during crucial period with (80.0) average score in garret’s ranking has been reported the major production constraints by the sugarcane growers. Therefore, the study was suggested that, the farmers should be motivated through visit to progressive farmers of field demonstrations, seminars and other communication means to optimal and sustainable use of resources inputs and improved variety of seeds to enhance the productivity of sugarcane in the state.


Keywords: Sugarcane cost, Revenue, Resource use efficiency, Yield gap and constraints analysis, Bihar
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Shiva Pujan Singh, Md. Minnatullah, Meera Kumari and Bipin Saw. 2020. Economics, Input Use Efficiency, Yield Gap and Constraints Analysis of Sugarcane Farming in West-Champaran, District of Bihar: Micro Perspectives.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 2985-2994. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.360