Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
A study of the farm structure, cropping pattern and cropping intensity on Pulse growing sample farms in Azamgarh District of Uttar Pradesh India
Author(s): Rajeev Singh, Gyan Prakash Singh, Prince Kumar, Harendra Pratap Singh Choudhari, Tushar Raghuvanshi, Chandan Singh and Vivek Yadav
Pulses are important with the view of their food and nutritional security and also income and employment generation ability possibility to raise the cropping intensity due to its nature of best fit with food grain production system. Keeping in view the importance of the pulses a study an production and marketing of pulses was conducted in Thekma block of Azamgarh District. A sample of 100 farmers belonging to marginal, small and medium holding size were drawn through purposive cum proportionate random sampling technique, from five selected villages of Thekma block, personal interview method with the help of prestructured schedule was applied to collect the primary and secondary data were collected from block and district offices. Tabular and functional analysis was done to analyse the data and presentation of the result. Population and education status of the respondents were inversely and directly related with farm size. More than 50% of the sample farmers were owner of marginal holding very less number of medium size farmers were found. Overall average holding size was found to 0.67 hectare. Paddy, wheat and onion were the major crops of kharif, rabi and zaid season respectively. Pulses under study were also allotted considerable acreage in cropping pattern, cropping intensity was inversely related with farm size. Investment per farm and per hectare on building and livestock were inversely related with farm size where as it were having direct association in case of farm machinery and implement.
How to cite this article:
Rajeev Singh, Gyan Prakash Singh, Prince Kumar, Harendra Pratap Singh Choudhari, Tushar Raghuvanshi, Chandan Singh and Vivek Yadav. A study of the farm structure, cropping pattern and cropping intensity on Pulse growing sample farms in Azamgarh District of Uttar Pradesh India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 1024-1028.