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Farm Efficiency of KVK Adopted Farmers in Central Narmada Valley of Madhya Pradesh: A DEA Approach

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 540-543
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/tsoed-2020/NS20-068
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Shruti Mishra1, P. K. Awasthi2, Gaurav Kumar Vani3 and Manne Sri Sandhya4

1Ph.D. Scholar, 2Principal Scientist,3Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur-482004 (M. P.), and 4SRF, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, SV Agricultural College, Tirupati-517501 (Andhra Pradesh)

Corresponding author’s email: shrutimishra.jnkvv@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The efficiency of farm units of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Narsinghpur adopted and non- adopted farmers were assessed with 45 samples in each category using a non-parametric approach Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The results of the study revealed that in Kharif season, the technical efficiency under CRS and VRS of KVK adopted and non-adopted farm units was significantly different, while in the Rabi season the difference was non-significant statistically. In the Kharif season, the allocative efficiency of KVK adopted and non-adopted farm units were significantly different statistically. In Rabi season, the allocative efficiency was non-significant statistically different. In both seasons the economic and scale efficiency of KVK adopted and non-adopted farm unit was not significantly different. The estimated efficiencies were regressed on various independent variables to determine the extent to which various variables along with dummy variables could affect the efficiency level of a farm and some of them were found to be significant statistically for different efficiencies.

Keywords
Adopted farmers, DEA approach, decision making units, farm efficiency.

JEL Codes
C61, C67, C83, C87.

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