An Economic Analysis of Paddy Stubble Management Technology in Amritsar District of Punjab
12 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2020
Date Written: August 30, 2019
The present study was undertaken to assess the economic evaluation of paddy stubble management technology in Amritsar district of Punjab. The study was based on the primary data collected for 2018-19 year from farmers selected through multistage random cum purposive sampling technique. The requisite primary as well as secondary data was collected to accomplish the objectives of study. The data was analyzed by using tabular analysis, chi-square and logit analysis. The study concluded that cost of paddy per acre increased with the adoption of paddy stubble management technology. With the use of paddy stubble management technology, the cost of inputs per acre decreased and yield of crop increased. The decreased cost of inputs and increased yield of paddy per acre compensates the cost of paddy stubble management technology. It was found in the study that age, availability of machinery with the farmers, less use of inputs due to adoption of technology and land operated by the farmers were the main reasons for adoption of the technology. Opinion survey of the farmers revealed that high cost of paddy stubble management technology, non-availability of stubble management technology with co-operatives were main constraints among non adopters of the technology. For maximum adoption of paddy stubble management technology, it is suggested that more paddy stubble management machines should be made available at co-operatives and it less cost. There is an urge to create awareness among farming communities to incline them to understand importance of crop residues in conservation agriculture for sustainability and resilience of Indian agriculture. It was also suggested that farmers who adopt stubble management technology should be given incentives for its adoption.
Keywords: Stubble Management, Adopters, Non-Adopters, Paddy, Burning
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