Vol. 18 No. 3
Factors affecting the production of major pulse crops in Madhya Pradesh
Author(s): A. SINGH AND S. SINGH
Pulses, commonly known as "poor man's meat" and "rich man's vegetable," are the primary source of protein. Pulses have historically been an important component of Indian dietary behaviours and farming systems. The goal of this study was to understand which factors influence pulse crop output in Madhya Pradesh. This study is based on secondary data collected from 2000-01 to 2018-19. Seed, fertiliser, manure, irrigation, bullock labour,human labour and plant protection measures were all evaluated using the Cobb-Douglas (CD) production function.The coefficient of multiple determinations (R2) for chickpea, black gram, lentil, and pigeon pea was 0.68, 0.87, 0.46, and 0.48, respectively. In chickpea, the CD production function was significant; in black gram, fertiliser, human labour, animal labour and plant protection measures were significant; in lentil, human labour was significant; and in pigeon pea, plant protection and animal labour measures were significant.
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