Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Optimizing resource use efficiency and environmental pollution in vegetable crops of vindhyan region of Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Agriculture is the backbone of the India faces occasional upheavals in the production and productivity due to climatic aberrations resulting widespread floods, droughts and other natural calamities. Given the finite supply of natural resources, agriculture that is inefficient may eventually exhaust the available resources or the ability to afford and acquire them. It may also generate negative externality, such as pollution as well as financial and production costs, which has cascading effect on the human life. Agriculture that relies mainly on inputs that are extracted from the earth's crust or produced by society, contributes to the depletion and degradation of the environment. Despite this continuing practice, unsustainable agriculture continues because it is financially more cost-effective than sustainable agriculture in the short term. In the present study, I have tried to show the natural and human resource use pattern in agriculture using different crops grown in the region and resource use efficiency of the inputs used in different crops. Efficiency of the input use has been worked out with the help of Cobb Douglas production function in which the existing input use, recommended input use in the different crops and the optimal input use have been worked out to compare the trade-offs between the level of input use. Further the carbon emission on the farms has been studied by fertilizer and diesel use
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Kusumakar Gautam. Optimizing resource use efficiency and environmental pollution in vegetable crops of vindhyan region of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2408-2414.