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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 2 (2018)

Analysis of resource use efficiency and constraints of mustard production in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh

Author(s):

Rahul Kumar, JK Gupta, Nitu Singh Gurjar, AKS Bhadouria and Nivesh Rathor

Abstract:
A study was conducted during the year 2015-2016, to find out resource use efficiency and constraint of mustard production in Lahar block of Bhind district Madhya Pradesh. The Cobb Douglas production function was used for estimation of resource use efficiency of mustard production. With the help of Cobb Douglas production function MVP also work out. An Opinion survey of respondents regarding constraints responsible for low production of mustard on sample farms were also conducted by using interview schedule. The R<sup>2</sup> value for average production was observed to be 0.732 which indicate that function was good fit and able to explain the independent variable to an extent of 73 percent. The elasticity coefficient was found to be 0.804, which shows that return to scale, was decreasing state. The value of coefficient of fertilizer (0.664) and plant protection (0.804) was observed positive and highly significant. The value of coefficient of seed (-0.147), labour (0.211) and irrigation (-0.001) was found negative but significant, revealed that the above resources were not used at their optimum level. Marginal value productivity of resources and their ratio to their respective price was observed and found that the factor X<sub>1</sub>, X<sub>3</sub> and X<sub>4</sub> was over utilized in the study area, whereas factor X<sub>2</sub> and X<sub>5</sub> was found underutilization and leaving scope for their increase use. The majority of mustard growers reported of High-input cost (diesel, fertilizers, agrochemicals) (95.55%), followed low and fluctuating prices (88.89%).

Pages: 219-221  |  1454 Views  397 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Rahul Kumar, JK Gupta, Nitu Singh Gurjar, AKS Bhadouria and Nivesh Rathor. Analysis of resource use efficiency and constraints of mustard production in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2S):219-221.

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