Journal of Current Research in Food Science
2023, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Assessment of resource use efficiency of rice cultivation in Lakhimpur Kheri district (U.P.)
Author(s): Sanjay Kumar, Shiv Kumar, Hargovind Bhargava, Archana Shukla, Pukhraj Singh and Lalit Kumar Verma
Abstract: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the most important staple food crop in Asia. More than 90% of the world’s rice is grown and consumed in Asia, where 60% of the world’s population lives. The Present Study deals with the Resource Use Efficiency in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. The Lakhimpur Kheri district was selected purposively in order to avoid operational in convenience. One block (Phoolbehar) having highest area under rice crop was selected purposively and from selected block five villages were selected randomly. The primary data were collected through a personal interview and pretested schedule. The Cobb-Douglas production function is used to estimate the input use efficiency. The coefficient of multiple determinations (R2) on marginal, small and medium size group of farms accounted for 0.906627, 0.938600 and 0.961252, respectively and indicating that all the explanatory variable viz., human labour, seed, manure and fertilizers and irrigation together contributed 90.66, 93.86 and 96.12 per cent, respectively. Returns to scale on marginal, small and medium farms were analyzed and observed to be 0.818528, 0.795708 and 0.813943, respectively, which were found to be less than unity.
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Sanjay Kumar, Shiv Kumar, Hargovind Bhargava, Archana Shukla, Pukhraj Singh, Lalit Kumar Verma. Assessment of resource use efficiency of rice cultivation in Lakhimpur Kheri district (U.P.). J Curr Res Food Sci 2023;4(1):07-10.