Vol. 17 No. 3
Economic analysis of Farmers club programme and its adoption behaviour for smallholder rice cultivators: An empirical study in Manipur
Author(s): KH. R. SINGH, PUNITHA P AND M.A. ANSARI
Abstract: The present study was undertaken in Manipur state among members and non-members of farmer’s club to study cost and return of rice cultivation, examine resource use efficiency, factors affecting participation and constrains in farming. The study revealed that per hectare cost of rice cultivation were Rs. 50386 and Rs.52293 respectively for member and non-member group. Net return and benefit cost ratio were higher for members group. The use of fertilizer and labour had significant positive effect on the return from rice cultivation for members while seed and fertilizer had significant positive effect for non-member group. Age had significant negative effect on participation in farmers’ club while family size and rice variety had positive significant effect. High cost of fertilizer was the major constraint faced by farmers. In a nutshell, farmers’ club had become an effective approach for transfer of technology and bringing changes at grassroots level.
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