Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)
Economic dimensions and resource use efficiency of wheat crop under sprinkler irrigation in Southern Haryana
Author(s): Neeraj Pawar, Vinay Mehla, Monika Devi, DP Malik, Sumit and Ashok Dhillon
Abstract: The paper examines the economic dimensions, resource use efficiency and constraints in wheat crop under sprinkler irrigation in Southern Haryana using the primary data from 60 randomly selected farmers using sprinkler irrigation under wheat crop from two selected districts namely Mahendergarh and Bhiwani. Multistage random sampling technique was used for the selection of sample farmers. The overall variable and total cost incurred for cultivation of wheat accounted for Rs. 38394.50 and Rs. 68436, respectively. The B:C ratio over total cost in Mahendregarh, Bhiwani and overall were 1.50, 1.43 and 1.47, respectively. The results of Cobb-Douglas production function indicated that MVP of inputs whose regression coefficients were found statistically significant in wheat production function was compared with their respective unit price. Erratic supply of electricity in the area ranked the most important constraint in sprinkler irrigation system by the farmers with total weighted score of 264. Heavy initial investment, less efficiency of the sprinkler due to high wind velocity and declining water table were the II, III and IV ranks of the constraints, respectively.
How to cite this article:
Neeraj Pawar, Vinay Mehla, Monika Devi, DP Malik, Sumit and Ashok Dhillon. Economic dimensions and resource use efficiency of wheat crop under sprinkler irrigation in Southern Haryana. 2020; 9(2S): 54-57.