Resource Use Efficiency and Gross Returns from Food Grain Crops in the Low Hill Zone Economy of Himachal Pradesh

Authors

  • Sikander Kumar Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, HP University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Kishor Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, HPU Regional Centre, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51983/arss-2022.11.1.3126

Keywords:

Resource, Efficiency, Gross Returns, Food Grain Crops, Low Hill Zone Economy

Abstract

Resource use efficiency in agriculture is defined to include the concepts of technical efficiency, allocative efficiency and environmental efficiency. Public investment, subsidies and credit for agriculture are used in an efficient manner. There are large scale inter regional as well as inter farm variations in factor productivity due to varying influence of different factors in different regions. A number of management factors such as timeliness and method of sowing, transplanting, irrigation and application of right doses of inputs and input mix play an important role in influencing inter-farm variation in crop productivity. Growing marginalization and fragmentation of land holdings coupled with rising incidence of informal tenancies and poor rural infrastructure such as road, electricity, markets and education affect factor productivity. The availability of good quality irrigation water coupled with flexibility of irrigation and drainage system and appropriate methods of application as well as pricing of irrigation water is crucial for sustainable use of land and water resources.

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26-04-2022

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Kumar, S., & Kumar, K. (2022). Resource Use Efficiency and Gross Returns from Food Grain Crops in the Low Hill Zone Economy of Himachal Pradesh. Asian Review of Social Sciences, 11(1), 68–76. https://doi.org/10.51983/arss-2022.11.1.3126