RAVINDER KUMAR*,1, RAKESH KUMAR, S. C. BATRA, AJIT SINGH SANGWAN, NEERAJ CHAUDHARY, ISHWER SINGH AND KANISHAK VERMA
Department of Economics & Business Management, Baba Mastnath University, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak-124 021 (Haryana),
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
(Received : August 21, 2017; Accepted : October 18, 2017)
Rice is a staple food for more than half of world population. It is mainly cultivated by traditional transplanted method.Direct seeded rice (DSR) technology is gaining popularity now-a-days. The present study was conducted during 2015-16 to
analyze costs and returns in rice cultivation by transplanted vs. DSR (direct seeded rice) technology in Kaithal district of Haryana. For conducting the study, six villages of two blocks were selected and 20 farmers from each village were selected for primary data collection with the help of pre-defined and pre-tested schedule. The data on cost-return aspects in rice cultivation were collected from 120 farmers. The collected data were analyzed by using tabular analytical tool. Total costs in rice production accounted for Rs. 106815.18 and 95977.3/ha by TPR and DSR methods, respectively. The average yield was 41.8 q/ha from transplanted method, while it was 38.1 q/ha from DSR. The net returns were found Rs. 417.32 from TPR, while the net returns were observed as Rs. 1912.7/ha from DSR. The cost of production of rice by traditional TPR and DSR method was computed as Rs. 2555.39 and Rs. 2519.09, respectively.
Key words : Costs and returns analysis, paddy cultivation, traditional, DSR method