COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS OF SEED PRODUCTION VIS-À-VIS COMMERCIAL GRAIN PRODUCTION IN CLUSTERBEAN IN HARYANA
AXAY BHUKER*, JITENDER KUMAR BHATIA1 ASHOK DHILLON* AND ASHOK KUMAR
Department of Seed Science & Technology,1Department of Agricultural Economics,
CCS, Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : bhuker.axay@gmail.com)
(Received : 30 November 2017; Accepted : 15 January 2018)

SUMMARY

The present analysis on cost of production for seed and grain production in clusterbean was worked out on per acre basis separately during 2016. The survey for grain production was conducted on 125 farmers of major clusterbean growing districts of Haryana viz., Hisar, Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Mahendergarh and Gurgaon. For estimation of economics of seed production the survey was conducted on 125 registered seed growers of various public and private seed producing organizations of state. It was analyzed from the study that total cost of seed production was Rs. 17125/- which was estimated 11 % higher than grain production and gross return from the seed production was Rs. 28950/- which was 52.4 % higher than grain production. Net return estimated from seed production of clusterbean was Rs.11825/- while in case of grain production it was Rs.-1444/- per acre. The benefit cost ratio for seed production was calculated 1:1.69. So it is concluded that seed production is more beneficial than crop production for the farmers to enhance his income by adopting the seed production instead of his traditional grain production.

Key words: Clusterbean, quality seed, economics, grain production

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