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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3023-3034
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.353


Elicitation of “Mgnregs” Externalities on Small Holders’ Agriculture Practices in Former Medak District of Telangana
D. Kumara Swamy*, C.V. Hanumanthaiah, P. Parthasarathy Rao, K. Suhasini, V.V. Narendranath and R. Vijaya Kumari
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030, India
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Abstract:

A field study was conducted in former Medak district of Telangana state to know the impact of MGNREGS on agriculture in highest and lowest amount of budget spent mandals by grouping the farmers into MGNREGS beneficiaries and non beneficiaries. The farmers who were holding less than 5 acres of land (small farmers) were selected purposively. From the study, it was found that beneficiary farmers average land holding was 1.66 ha in Highest Expenditure Mandals (HEMs) and 1.48 ha in Lowest Expenditure Mandals (LEMs) while the non beneficiary farmers holding was 1.60 ha in HEMs and 1.42 ha in LEMs. Rice was found to be the predominant crop followed by sugarcane in the study area. Cost of cultivations were almost same for beneficiary and non beneficiary farmers and BC Ratios were slightly higher for beneficiary farmers when compared to non beneficiary farmers and the HEMs and LEMs have no significant difference in this aspect. Imputed value of owned human labour for beneficiary farmers was Rs.4242/ha and for non beneficiary farmers it was Rs. 4765/ha. Significant changes were observed in agricultural production activities, fertilizers and pesticides usage pattern, marketing pattern etc. between the beneficiary and non beneficiary farmers in the entire study area. The major discriminating factor between beneficiary and non beneficiary farmers of highest expenditure mandals were total annual income (96.48%) followed by income from agriculture (18.43%) whereas in lowest expenditure mandals, it was income from agriculture (230.69%) followed by total annual income (197.04%). It was concluded that MGNREGS has shown a positive impact on farming practices of beneficiary farmers when compared to non beneficiary farmers in the study area.


Keywords: MGNREGS, Highest Expenditure Mandals (HEMs), Lowest Expenditure Mandals (LEMs), Beneficiaries, Cost of cultivation, B:C Ratio, Discriminating factor
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Kumara Swamy, D., C.V. Hanumanthaiah, P. Parthasarathy Rao, K. Suhasini, V.V. Narendranath and Vijaya Kumari, R. 2018. Elicitation of “Mgnregs” Externalities on Small Holders’ Agriculture Practices in Former Medak District of Telangana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3023-3034. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.353