Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Resource use efficiently of maize cultivation in Auriya District of U.P.
Author(s): KK Singh, Bholendra Sisodia, GP Singh, RA Singh, AP Singh and Santosh Tripathi
Abstract: Maize belongs to family Poacea. Maize is the one of the miracle cereal crop of the world. It is the third most important food gain crop of India followed by Wheat and Rice. Maize is grown throughout the country on an area about 6 million hectare, contributing about 25 per cent of the total area of the continent. Maize grains contains about 10 percent protein. 4 percent oil, 70 percent Carbohydrate, 2.3 percent crud fibre, 10.4 percent albuminoids and 1.4 percent ashes. This research study is based on 100 respondents of four size groups viz. Marginal, small, medium and large. The respondents were drawn out by multistage stratified proportionate random sampling method. The study period pertains to agricultural year 2014-15. Overall average size of holding was observed 1.42 hectare in the study area. Cabb-Douglas production function was applied for estimating the resource use efficiency. The study reveals diminishing return to scale. High value of R2 (Coefficient of multiple determination) ranging from 0.89 to 0.93 was observed from the functional analysis which indicates that 89 to 93 percent variation in yield is explained by included factors in function not analysis MVP (Marginal Value Productionty) of X1, X2 and X3 were found more than unity except X4 factor. This indicates that there is further scope of investment of these factors to obtain optimum utilization of those factors for harvesting optimum production
How to cite this article:
KK Singh, Bholendra Sisodia, GP Singh, RA Singh, AP Singh and Santosh Tripathi. Resource use efficiently of maize cultivation in Auriya District of U.P.. 2018; 7(1S): 1304-1305.