Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
An economic analysis of costs and return of finger millet in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Reshma Kaushal and Dr. VK Choudhary
Abstract: The present study was focused to investigate the “economic analysis of production of finger millet in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state of India.’’ Chhattisgarh state consists of 28 districts out of which Bastar district had been selected purposively. out of 7 blocksi (Jagdalpur, Bastar, Bakawand, Lohandiguda, Tokapal, Bastanar & Darbha) from Bastar district only one third of the total blocks i.e., Lohandiguda & Bastanar blocks were selected purposively on the basis of maximum area under selected minor millets for the purpose of the study subsequently, four villages namely Mardum, Matnaar, Kilepal and Turangur were selected for the study. Thus the total sample size was 97 for finger millet growers. Primary data was collected through personal interview method with the help of pre-tested questionnaire. The major findings of the study revealed that compound growth rate in finger millet for area, production and productivity shows significant growth. It was calculated that commercial cost of cultivation (C3) was Rs. 36900.35 per hectare. Cost A1/A2, Cost A2+FL, Cost B1, Cost B2, Cost C1 and Cost C2 were worked out Rs.18040.52, Rs.22353.02, Rs.18531.5, Rs. 28916.75, Rs.22844 and Rs. 33229.25 per hectare. The Benefit- Cost ratio in the cultivation of finger millet was estimated for cost A1/A2, Cost A2+FL, cost B1, cost B2, cost C1, cost C2 and cost C3 were 2.15, 1.73,2.09, 1.34,1.70,1.17 and 1.05 respectively.
How to cite this article:
Reshma Kaushal and Dr. VK Choudhary. An economic analysis of costs and return of finger millet in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. 2020; 9(5S): 33-36.