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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 279-295
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.033


Alternate Land Use Options for Livelihood Security of the Farmers - A Case Study of Chhata tehsil, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ashok Kumar1*, S.K. Mahapatra1, Tarsem Lal1, R.P. Yadav1 and S.K. Singh2
1ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS & LUP) Regional Centre, IARI Campus, PUSA, New Delhi-110012, India
2ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS & LUP), Nagpur- 440033, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Farm household socio-economic survey was carried out using stratified random sampling technique in Chhata tehsil of Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh, India to develop alternate land use options for livelihood security of the farmers. The information shared by the respondent farmers (n=140) on range of issues pertaining to agriculture, bio-physical and socio-economic constraints and potential of the area covered 8 dominant soil series viz., Simri, Garhsauli, Tarauli, Chhatikara, Chhata, Ladpur, Neri and Bechhawan Bihari. The occupational structure (includes whole farm households besides the respondent farmers) revealed that about 68% of the male (n=178) engaged in farming while, only 31% females (n=147) had participation in various economic activities besides household responsibilities. Since, crops and cropping pattern registered a decline in number of crops grown in 1970s to 2010 with predominance of rice-wheat cropping system. The crops were assessed in terms of benefit-cost ratio (B: C Ratio) and sustainability yield index (SYI) indicated highest B: C ratio for mustard crop (3.87) in Simri soil series while, SYI for rice (0.80) in Chhata series. Beside crops, livestock also supported the livelihood of farm households. Tarauli soil series recorded highest net monthly income (INR.1917). Alternate land use options for livelihood improvement of the farmers based on integration of all the information resulted in several land use options viz., rice (1.86), cotton (2.04), pearl millet (1.41) during Kharif season while, mustard (2.98), wheat (2.20), sugarcane (2.07) in Rabi season (crops)+ animal husbandry+ horticulture/ crops+ animal husbandry+ farm forestry.


Keywords: Soil series, Benefit-cost ratio, Sustainability yield index, Alternate land use options, Livelihood security.
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Ashok Kumar, S.K. Mahapatra, Tarsem Lal, R.P. Yadav and Singh, S.K. 2017. Alternate Land Use Options for Livelihood Security of the Farmers - A Case Study of Chhata tehsil, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 279-295. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.033