Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Special Issue 3 (2021)
An economic analysis of production and marketing of major crops in Khairagarh-Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh
Kunika Gedam, AK Gauraha and VK Chaudhary Sir
Khairagarh block selected purposively for study purpose because it covers the maximum area, production and productivity than that of other blocks. Total 150 farmers were selected from each selected villages a sampled of 10% respondents were selected by using probability proportional to size techniques subject to conditional at least 10% respondents were included in sample from each categories of farm size- Marginal farmer (below 1 hectare), Small farmer (1-2 hectare), Medium farmer (2-4 hectare) and Large farmer (above 4 hectare). The primary data was collected from the farmers through personal interview method with the help of well-prepared schedule and questionnaire for the production and marketing of three major selected crops in the study area. In the study area highest percentage (50.00 percent) of farmers belonged to scheduled class (ST) of the total sampled households with a literacy rate of 73.32 percent. Agriculture was the main stream of occupation in the sampled households with 59.64 percent, overall total cultivated area were 2.01 hectare per farm and overall cropping intensity 120.5 per cent at sampled households. The most important constraints in paddy cultivation faced by the farmers were Inadequate of irrigation water facilities followed by unavailability of hired human labour at peak season of agricultural operations in regards to main constraints faced by chickpea growers was the problem of animal grazing which was reported by 92.35 per cent of selected farmers and main constraint in soybean production was problem of labour for weed management that were reported by 85.32 percent of selected farmers.
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Kunika Gedam, AK Gauraha and VK Chaudhary Sir. An economic analysis of production and marketing of major crops in Khairagarh-Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(3S):01-03.