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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 3555-3563
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.426


Status Problem and Prospects of Chickpea Production in Bihar:A Situation Analysis
Meera Kumari1* and Ravi Gopal Singh2
1Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur-813210, India
2International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Apdo.Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Chickpea is one of the major pulse crops in Bihar. Its productivity (1000 kg/ha) in the state is significantly higher than the national average of 841 kg/ha. Despite of huge potential and the comparative advantage, the production of chickpea in the state has experienced a major setback, owing to a drastic decline in the area under the crop about 60% till 2011, to identify the problem and opportunity, the study revealed that the average productivity of improved variety of chickpea in adopted villages ranged between 950 kg ha-1for improved varieties to 850 kg ha-1for local varieties. The per capita income in the adopted village is more than that of control village which 54% of income derived from the crop enterprises only. Comparative cost and benefit analysis indicated that pulses crop are more remunerative crop for Banka district compared to Bhagalpur district (1.6) as benefit cost ratio for local varieties was higher (1.9) in Banka. But for improved verities it was estimated higher in Bhagalpur (2.01). Constraints analysis indicated that moisture stress, high pod borer incidence, shortage of labor especially during harvesting and threshing and inappropriate selection of variety in flood affected area were the key critical constrains in the achieving high yield of chickpea.


Keywords: Chickpea production, cropping pattern, constraints, Bihar.
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Meera Kumari and Ravi Gopal Singh. 2017. Status Problem and Prospects of Chickpea Production in Bihar: A Situation Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 3555-3563. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.426