Economic impact of summer groundnut technologies developed by MPKV, Rahuri


S.A. Kadam, S.D. Navgire and R.R. Nirgude



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 393) Last page : ( 400)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00046.3

Economic impact of summer groundnut technologies developed by MPKV, Rahuri

Kadam S.A., Senior Research Assistant, Navgire S. D., Agricultural Assistant, Nirgude R.R., Senior Research Assistant
Strengthening Scheme, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Ahmednagar- 413722

JEL Classification: Q01, Q10, Q16, Q18

Online published on 10 March, 2015.

The study revealed that the investment in agriculture of sample adopter groups increases from low group (‘394835) to high group (‘601814) and it was ‘476324.67 at the overall level. The area under summer groundnut crop was maximum (9.20 percent) in low adopters followed by medium (8.03 percent) and high adopter group (7.27 percent). Among the low, medium and high adopters, the use of seed has varied from 58.60 to 85.39 kg per ha. The wide difference in the use of seed was attributed due to various factors like variety, method of planting, spacing, etc. A very negligible quantity of manure was used by the low adopters (0.09 tonne), while it was 2.59 and 2.95 tonne in medium and high adopters. The total yield difference in summer groundnut was observed to 27.83 (low adapter), 26.63 (medium adapter) and 24.94 (high adapter) quintals per ha, respectively. The profit at Cost A, B and C was 42.29, 30.03 and 16.66 per cent of the gross income, respectively and the input: output ratio was observed to be 1.12. Among the different level of adoption groups, the maximum profit at Cost C was observed in high adoption group (19.06 percent) followed by medium (18.69 percent) and low (15.78 percent) adoption group.