Kiran L Bachhao, Dr. SN Suryawanshi, AD Chakranarayan and YR Nikam
The present study entitled, ‘Comparative economics of farm pond beneficiary and non-beneficiary farmers of Telhara Tahsil of Akola district’. The study was undertaken to examine the impact of farm ponds on production of major crops. For the present study, 50 beneficiary farmers having farm ponds and 50 non-beneficiary farmers without farm ponds on their field were selected from Telhara Tahsil of Akola district. 10 villages from Telhara Tahsil were selected purposively and, from each village sufficient samples of beneficiary and non-beneficiary farmers were taken randomly for comparison. The selected farmers were classified into three category viz., small, medium, large according to their land holding. The primary data was collected from the farmers by survey method and cost concept i.e., cost ‘A’, cost ‘B’ and cost ‘C’ was used for the analysis of data. The per hectare cost of cultivation of soybean for beneficiary farmers at overall level as a whole was ₹ 56348.67. While in case of non-beneficiary farmers it was ₹ 60648.88. In case of beneficiary farmers at overall level the output-input ratio at cost 'C' was 1:37, while in case of non-beneficiary farmers it was 1:28.
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