Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Resource use efficiency of Greengram in Gadag district of Karnataka
Author(s): Sangamesh Angadi and BL Patil
Abstract: The present study attempted to estimate the cost of cultivation of Greengram in the Gadag district of Karnataka. The multi-stage random sampling procedure was adopted to choose the sample farmers. Thus, the total sample size selected for the present study was totaled to 180. The data pertained to the agricultural year 2014-15. Tabular analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that the variables included in the function explained 79 per cent, 90 per cent and 86 per cent variation in the dependent variable on small, medium and large farmers respectively. Increasing returns to scale were observed for medium (1.05) and large farmers (1.03), whereas decreasing returns to scale was observed for small farmers (0.96). Here large farmers getting more returns to scale compared to other categories of farmers because of operation of economies of scale and proper management of resources in the production process. The ratio of Marginal Value Product (MVP) to Marginal Factor Cost (MFC), it revealed that allocative efficiency was positive and greater than unity in the case of seeds, manures, human labour, and PPC indicating that still there was scope to use these inputs and increase the gross returns of greengram production in the study area.
How to cite this article:
Sangamesh Angadi, BL Patil. Resource use efficiency of Greengram in Gadag district of Karnataka. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6):2444-2448.